Dryolimnas chekei Hume

Cheke’s Wood Rail Rail (Dryolimnas chekei)

This species was only described in 2019 from subfossil remains that were known for some time but had been misinterpreted as belonging to the White-throated Rail (Dryolimnas cuvieri (Pucheran)) from Madagascar, which apparently is a rare vagrant to Mauritius.

No contemporary reports of this species are known. 

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References:

[1] Julian Pender Hume: Systematics, morphology and ecology of rails (Aves: Rallidae) of the Mascarene Islands, with one new species. Zootaxa 4626(1): 1-107. 2019

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edited: 03.01.2023