Fulica Linnaeus 1758 (rail)

Aves - Gruiformes - Rallidae

Full reference: C. Linnaeus. 1758. Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, Secundum Classes, Ordines, Genera, Species, cum Characteribus, Differentiis, Synonymis, Locis. Editio Decima 1:1-824

Parent taxon: Rallidae according to J. F. Clements et al. 2017

See also Brodkorb 1967, Carroll 1988, De Vis 1892, Emslie 1992, Hay 1902, Lambrecht 1933, Olson and James 1982, Shufeldt 1891 and Worthy and Grant-Mackie 2003

Sister taxa: Amaurornis, Aphanapteryx, Aphanocrex, Aramides, Atlantisia, Coturnicops, Creccoides, Crex, Dryolimnas, Eocrex, Erythromachus, Fulicinae, Gallinula, Gallinulinae, Gallirallus, Gypsornis, Hapalocrex, Hovacrex, Ibidopsis, Laterallus, Latipons, Lewinia, Microtribonyx, Mundia, Nesoclopeus, Nesolimnas, Palaeorallus, Paraortygometra, Pardirallus, Parvirallus, Pleistorallus, Porphyrio, Porzana, Rallina, Rallinae, Rallus, Tribonyx, Vitirallus, Wanshuina, Youngornis, Zapornia

Subtaxa: Fulica americana Fulica atra Fulica chathamensis Fulica cristata Fulica infelix Fulica newtonii Fulica podagrica Fulica prior Fulica prisca

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Type: Fulica atra

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of the Bahamas (1 collection), Barbados (1), Greece (3), Italy (2), Jordan (1), Madagascar (1), Mauritius (3), Mexico (3), New Zealand (14), Reunion (3), the United Kingdom (2), United States (27: California, Colorado, Florida, New Mexico, Oregon, Tennessee, Utah)

• Blancan of United States (2: Florida)

• Miocene of United States (1: Oregon)

Total: 64 collections including 66 occurrences

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