Gallirallus astolfoi Salvador et al. 2021 (rail)

Aves - Gruiformes - Rallidae

Full reference: R. B. Salvador, A. Anderson, and A. J. D. Tennyson. 2021. An extinct new rail (Gallirallus, Aves: Rallidae) species from Rapa Island, French Polynesia. Taxonomy 1:448-457

Belongs to Gallirallus according to R. B. Salvador et al. 2021

Sister taxa: Gallirallus australis, Gallirallus dieffenbachii, Gallirallus epulare, Gallirallus gracilitibia, Gallirallus huiatua, Gallirallus insignis, Gallirallus lafresnayanus, Gallirallus minor, Gallirallus modestus, Gallirallus okinawae, Gallirallus owstoni, Gallirallus philippensis, Gallirallus ripleyi, Gallirallus roletti, Gallirallus storrsolsoni, Gallirallus vekamatolu, Hypotaenidia insignis, Hypotaenidia vavauensis, Hypotaenidia okinawae, Hypotaenidia torquata

Type specimen: NMNZ.S.044399, a limb element (left tarsometatarsus). Its type locality is Tangarutu Cave, excavation S1, Rapa Island, which is in a Holocene terrestrial sandstone in French Polynesia.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution: found only at Tangarutu Cave, excavation S1, Rapa Island

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