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Gallirallus epulare Kirchman and Steadman 2007 (Nuku Hiva rail)

PaleoDB taxon number: 372992

Full reference: J. J. Kirchman and D. W. Steadman. 2007. New species of extinct rails (Aves: Rallidae) from archaeological sites in the Marquesas Islands, French Polynesia. Pacific Science 61:145-163

Belongs to Gallirallus according to J. J. Kirchman and D. W. Steadman 2007

Sister taxa: Gallirallus australis, Gallirallus dieffenbachii, Gallirallus gracilitibia, Gallirallus huiatua, Gallirallus lafresnayanus, Gallirallus minor, Gallirallus modestus, Gallirallus okinawae, Gallirallus philippensis, Gallirallus ripleyi, Gallirallus roletti, Gallirallus storrsolsoni, Gallirallus vekamatolu

Type specimen: BPBM 181658, a set of limb elements (left ulna). Its type locality is Ha'atuatua Dune, Nuku Hiva, which is in a Holocene terrestrial horizon in French Polynesia.