|local name: -|
|size: ca. 30 cm
extinction date: (?)
|This rail species has been
described on the basis of subfossil bones from the Tongan island of 'Eua.
It was about the same size as the still living Buff-banded Rail (Gallirallus philippensis) but stouter and flightless.
- Jeremy J. Kirchman; David W. Steadman: Rails (Aves: Rallidae: Gallirallus) from prehistoric sites in the Kingdom of Tonga, including a description of a new species. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 118(2): 465-477. 2005
- David W. Steadman: Extinction and Biogeography of Tropical Pacific Birds. University Of Chicago Press 2006