Invisible Rail / Gallirallus wallacii

Invisible Rail / Gallirallus wallacii

Invisible Rail

SCI Name:  Gallirallus wallacii
Protonym:  Habroptila wallacii Proc.Zool.Soc.London(1860) (1860), Pt(28)3 p.365 pl.172
Category:  Gruiformes / Rallidae /
Taxonomy Code:  invrai1
Type Locality:  Halmahera.
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Publish Year:  1861
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DEFINITIONS

GALLIRALLUS
(Rallidae; Weka G. australis) Portmanteau of genera Gallus Brisson 1760, fowl, and Rallus Linnaeus, 1758, rail; "Genus Rallus, sub-genus Galli-rallus de Lafr. — Caractère du sous-genre: Rostrum Ralli, sectionis Crex (Bechst.), elongatum, compressum, rectum, culmine supra nares paulisper depresso, apice parum arcuato; nares mediocres, ovalæ, in fovea ampla plus quam dimidiam partem rostri occupante, ad apicem anticum et medium rostrum apertæ, hac fovea membrana obtecta; pedes ambulatorii, gallinacei, validi, tarsis robustissimis, digitis totis liberis, prælongis et fortibus; pollice mediocri uti apud Rallos tarso inserto, unguibus mediocribus parum curvatis; alæ brevissimæ, obtusissimæ, mollissimæ ad volatum ut versimile paucissimæ aptæ; cauda satis elongata, conica, exilis, e pennis mollibus formata; ptilosis tota lanuginosa et mollissima.  Gallirallus brachypterus de Lafr." (de La Fresnaye 1841); "Galli-rallus Lafresnaye, Rev. Zool., 1841, p. 234 [sic= 243].  Type, by monotypy, Gallirallus brachypterus Lafresnaye = Rallus troglodytes Gmelin." (Peters, 1934, II, 177); "GALLIRALLUS Lafresnaye, 1841  M  — Gallirallus brachypterus Lafresnaye, 1841; type by monotypy = Rallus australis Sparrman, 1786  ...  Includes "troglodytes"" (Dickinson and Remsen (eds.), H. & M. Complete Checklist, 4th ed., 2013, 1 (Non-passerines), p. 134).
Synon. BrachypteryxOcydromus, Sylvestrornis, Tricholimnas.

wallaceana / wallaceanus / wallacei / wallaciana / wallacii
● Alfred Russel Wallace (1823-1913) British zoologist, joint originator of the theory of evolution by natural selection, father of zoogeography, collector in Brazil and the East Indies (subsp. Accipiter fasciatus, Aegotheles, Ceyx, syn. Ceyx azureus lessonii, subsp. Chalcophaps stephani, syn. Dendrocincla fuliginosa, syn. Dicrurus leucophaeus, syn. Dicrurus paradiseus formosus, syn. Eos squamata, Eulipoa, Habroptila, Heleia, subsp. Hemiprocne longipennis, syn. Lonchura quinticolor, subsp. Mulleripicus fulvus, syn. Paradisaea apoda, subsp. Patagioenas plumbea, subsp. Picumnus aurifrons, subsp. Pipromorpha oleaginea, syn. Prioniturus platurus, subsp. Procnias albus, Ptilinopus, subsp. Schiffornis turdina, Semioptera, Sipodotus, subsp. Treron griseicauda).
● Maj. Robert Browne Wallace (1918-2002) US Army, businessman, philanthropist, environmentalist (Capito).