Galapagos Rail / Laterallus spilonota

Galapagos Rail / Laterallus spilonota

Galapagos Rail

SCI Name:  Laterallus spilonota
Protonym:  Zapornia spilonota Zool.Voy.Beagle[Darwin] pt15 p.132 pl.49
Category:  Gruiformes / Rallidae /
Taxonomy Code:  galrai1
Type Locality:  Ovalau, Fiji Islands.
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Publish Year:  1841
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DEFINITIONS

LATERALLUS
(Rallidae; Ϯ Rufous-sided Crake L. melanophaius) Portmanteau of specific combination Rallus lateralis (Lichtenstein, 1823) (= syn. Laterallus melanophaius) (see Crybastus); "d. Laterallus, Bp." (Bonaparte 1854 (nom. nud.)); "1997. LATERALLUS, Pr. B. 1854. (Rallus melanophaia, Vieill.)" (G. Gray 1855); "Laterallus "Pr. B." G. R. Gray, Cat. Gen. Subgen. Bds., 1855, p. 120. Type, by monotypy, Rallus melanophaius Vieillot." (Peters 1934, II, 189).
Var. Lateiallus.
Synon. Corethura, Creciscus, Crybastus, Donacophilus, Laterirallus, Limnocrex, Thryocrex.

spilonota / spilonotum / spilonotus
Gr. σπιλος spilos  spot; -νωτος -nōtos  -backed  < νωτον nōton  back.