Tahuata rail

Tahuata rail

Tahuata rail

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Gallirallus roletti

The Tahuata rail (Gallirallus roletti ) is an extinct species of flightless bird in the Rallidae, or rail family.

Animal name origin

The species was named in honour of archaeologist Barry V. Rolett, whose research in the Marquesas has been of both archaeological and biological importance, particularly for the excavation of an extensive series of Gallirallus bones at the Hanamiai site.

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References

1. Tahuata rail Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tahuata_rail

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