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A new species of large flightless rail of the Rallus longirostris

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dc.contributor.author Olson, Storrs L. en
dc.contributor.author Wingate, D. B. en
dc.date.accessioned 2007-06-11T19:04:48Z
dc.date.available 2007-06-11T19:04:48Z
dc.date.issued 2001
dc.identifier.citation Olson, Storrs L. and Wingate, D. B. 2001. "<a href="https%3A%2F%2Frepository.si.edu%2Fhandle%2F10088%2F1734">A new species of large flightless rail of the Rallus longirostris</a>." <em>Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington</em>. 114 (2):509&ndash;516. en
dc.identifier.issn 0006-324X
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10088/1734
dc.description.abstract Rallus recessus, new species, probably derived from the King Rail R. elegans, is described from a cave deposit exposed in quarrying operations on the island of Bermuda. This species had the reduced elements of the wing and pectoral girdle and more robust hindlimbs typical of flightless rails. It is the only member of the largest: size-class of the genus Rallus known to have colonized an oceanic island and become flightless. It was present on Bermuda during the last (Wisconsinan) glacial period and appears to have become extinct naturally due to changing environmental conditions associated with changes in sea level. en
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dc.language.iso en_US
dc.relation.ispartof Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington en
dc.title A new species of large flightless rail of the Rallus longirostris en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.srbnumber 75159
rft.jtitle Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington
rft.volume 114
rft.issue 2
rft.spage 509
rft.epage 516
dc.description.SIUnit NMNH en
dc.description.SIUnit NH-Vertebrate Zoology en
dc.citation.spage 509
dc.citation.epage 516


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