Rallus Linnaeus, 1758

Takano, Oona M. & Steadman, David W., 2018, Another new species of flightless Rail (Aves: Rallidae: Rallus) from Abaco, The Bahamas, Zootaxa 4407 (3), pp. 376-382: 377

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4407.3.5

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scientific name

Rallus Linnaeus, 1758
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Genus Rallus Linnaeus, 1758  

We refer the specimens of the new species to the genus Rallus   (rather than Pardirallus   , Porzana   , Gallinula   , Porphyrio   , or Fulica   ) based on characters presented in Steadman et al. (2013), Zelenkov et al. (2017), and the following characters. Humerus: margo caudalis more distinct; more rounded proximo-caudal surface of shaft; in caudal aspect, less prominent tuberculum supracondylare ventrale (except in Porphyrio   and Fulica   .) Ulna: shaft relatively narrower, especially in ventral aspect (except in Pardirallus   ); depression between trochlea humeralis ulnaris and tuberculum ligamentum collateralis ventralis deeper. Femur: no consistent generic-level characters noted; referral based on size. Tibiotarsus: in cranial aspect, crista cnemialis lateralis much wider than long, with less bulbous cranial surface (except in Porzan a); cranio-medial and cranio-lateral margins of shaft more rounded; sulcus muscularis fibularis deeper. Tarsometatarsus (not available in Pardirallus   ): less concave proximo-acrotarsial surface of shaft; more rounded acrotarsial-medial and acrotarsial-lateral margins of shaft, especially in distal portion; more bulbous (convex) surface of acrotarsial-distal part of shaft supporting trochlea metatarsi III.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Aves

Order

Gruiformes

Family

Rallidae