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Gallirallus ripleyi Steadman 1987 (Mangaia rail)

PaleoDB taxon number: 372994

Full reference: D. W. Steadman. 1987. Two new species of rails (Aves: Rallidae) from Mangaia, southern Cook Islands. Pacific Science 40:27-43

Belongs to Gallirallus according to D. W. Steadman 1987

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

Type specimen: USNM 402895, a set of limb elements (associated distal half of tibiotarsus and complete tarsometatarsus). Its type locality is Te Rua Rere Cave, Tava'enga District, Mangaia, which is in a Holocene cave horizon in Cook Islands.