Nuku Hiva rail

Nuku Hiva rail

Nuku Hiva rail

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Gallirallus epulare

The Nuku Hiva rail (Gallirallus epulare ) is an extinct species of flightless bird in the Rallidae, or rail family.

Animal name origin

The specific epithet comes from the Latin epularis (pertaining to a banquet) which refers to the discovery of the specimens in a kitchen midden containing the remains of meals eaten by prehistoric Polynesians.

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References

1. Nuku Hiva rail Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuku_Hiva_rail

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