Porzana Vieillot 1816 (rail)

Aves - Gruiformes - Rallidae

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

See also Brodkorb 1967, Meijer et al. 2013, Olson 1975, Olson and James 1982, Olson and James 1991 and Salotti et al. 1997

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

Subtaxa: Porzana astrictocarpus Porzana carolina Porzana fluminea Porzana keplerorum Porzana lacustris Porzana menehune Porzana piercei Porzana porzana Porzana ralphorum Porzana rua Porzana severnsi Porzana ziegleri

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Australia (2 collections), the Bahamas (3), Bermuda (1), Cook Islands (7), the Dominican Republic (2), France (1), Greece (2), Indonesia (2), Mexico (1), Northern Mariana Islands (17), Peru (1), Saint Helena (3), Spain (4), the United Kingdom (1), United States (17: Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Virginia, Wyoming)

• Pliocene of United States (1: Idaho)

• Miocene of Hungary (1)

Total: 66 collections including 68 occurrences

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