Porzana sp. 'Aguiguan'
Mariana Islands: Aguiguan
|local name: -|
extinction date: (?)
|During excavations on the
only about 7 kmē large island of Aguiguan, among others bone remains of an
yet undescribed species from the genus Porzana were found.
The bones may either represent a single, very variable species, or even perhaps two distinct species.
Similar findings are known from Aguiguan's two neighbouring islands, Rota and Tinian.
- David W. Steadman: Extinction and Biogeography of Tropical Pacific Birds. University Of Chicago Press 2006