Laysan Rail / Zapornia palmeri

Laysan Rail / Zapornia palmeri

Laysan Rail

SCI Name:  Zapornia palmeri
Protonym:  Porzanula Palmeri Ann.Mag.Nat.Hist.(6), 9 p.247
Taxonomy:  Gruiformes / Rallidae /
Taxonomy Code:  layrai
Type Locality:  Laysan Island, lat. 25° 46'' N.; long. 171° 49'' W.
Publish Year:  1892
IUCN Status:  


(Rallidae; Ϯ Little Crake Z. parva) Anagram of genus Porzana Vieillot, 1816, crake; "ZAPORNIA. CRAKER.  ...  RALLUS. Gmel., Lath.  GALLINULA. Beck., Temm.  ZAPORNIA. Leach.  OF this genus, which was separated by Dr Leach from the Crakes, there is but one species known.  ...  LITTLE CRAKER. (Zapornia pusilla.)  ...  Zapornia minuta. Leach, Cat. Brit. Mus. p. 34" (Stephens 1824).
Var. Zaporina, Lapornia.
Synon. Aphanolimnas, Kittlitzia, Limnobaenus, Limnocorax, Nesophylax, Palugalla, Pennula, Phalaridion, Porzanoidea, Porzanula, Rallites, Schoenocrex.

● Palmer River, southern New Guinea (subsp. Colluricincla megarhyncha).
● William Palmer (1856-1921) US taxidermist at Smithsonian Instituition 1874-1921, collector in Cuba 1900 and Java 1909-1910 (syn. Hirundo rustica erythrogaster, subsp. Synoicus chinensis, subsp. Todiramphus chloris).
● Henry Charles Palmer (1866-1920) English collector for Lord Rothschild in California 1889, Chatham Is. 1890, Hawaiian Is. 1890–1893, and Midway 1893, emigrated to Australia 1894 (Björn Bergenholtz and Justin Jansen in litt.) (Myadestes, ‡Rhodacanthis, Zapornia).
● Dr Theodore Sherman Palmer (1868-1955) US zoologist at Department of Agriculture 1889-1933, nomenclatorist, philologist (syn. Oreortyx pictus).
● Mervyn George Palmer (1882-1955) English naturalist, collector in tropical America (Tangara).
● Dr Edward Palmer (1831-1911) US botanist, explorer, collector (subsp. Toxostoma curvirostre).
● Prof. Ralph Simon Palmer (1914-2003) US zoologist (subsp. Vireo leucophrys).