Porzana sp. 'Rapa Nui'


 
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Rapa Nui Crake
(Porzana sp.)

 
syn. -

 
distribution:

Rapa Nui

 
local name: -

 
size: (?)

extinction date: (?)

 
This species is so far known from a single bone only which however can be assigned for certain to the genus Porzana.

In life it was a very small species of crake, very like those tiny species, that are known to have lived on the Hawai'i Islands.

 
References:

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