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Porzana astrictocarpus Olson 1973 (Saint Helena crake)

Reptilia - Ornithurae - Rallidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 335265

Full reference: S. L. Olson. 1973. Evolution of the rails of the South Atlantic Islands (Aves: Rallidae). Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology 152:1-53

Belongs to Porzana according to S. L. Olson 1973

Sister taxa: Porzana carolina, Porzana fluminea, Porzana keplerorum, Porzana lacustris, Porzana menehune, Porzana piercei, Porzana porzana, Porzana ralphorum, Porzana rua, Porzana severnsi, Porzana ziegleri

Type specimen: USNM 175893, a skeleton (nearly complete skeleton). Its type locality is Prosperous Bay (Olson collection), which is in a Holocene terrestrial sandstone in Saint Helena.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore