Porzana sp. 'Mangaia'


 
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Small Mangaia Crake
(Porzana sp.)

 
syn. -

 
distribution:

Cook Islands: Mangaia

 
local name: -

 
size: (?)

extinction date: (?)

 
Subfossil remains from the island of Mangaia show that once as many as three species from the genus Porzana lived here at the same time.

This up to now undescribed species was smaller than the Mangaia Crake (Porzana rua), which is extinct too, as well than the Spotless Crake (Porzana t. tabuensis), which may still live on Mangaia today.

 
References:

- David W. Steadman: Extinction and Biogeography of Tropical Pacific Birds. University Of Chicago Press 2006