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Porzana ralphorum Olson and James 1991 (rail)

Reptilia - Ornithurae - Rallidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 336222

Full reference: S. L. Olson and H. F. James. 1991. Descriptions of Thirty-Two New Species of Birds from the Hawaiian Islands: Part I. Non-Passeriformes. Ornithological Monographs 45:1-88

Belongs to Porzana according to S. L. Olson and H. F. James 1991

Sister taxa: Porzana albicollis, Porzana astrictocarpus, Porzana carolina, Porzana fasciata, Porzana fluminea, Porzana keplerorum, Porzana lacustris, Porzana menehune, Porzana piercei, Porzana porzana, Porzana rua, Porzana severnsi, Porzana spiloptera, Porzana ziegleri

Type specimen: USNM 4261 14, a limb element (right tarsometatarsus). Its type locality is Barbers Point, Oahu, which is in a Pleistocene reef, buildup or bioherm limestone in the Waimanalo Formation of Hawaii.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore