New Caledonian Rail / Gallirallus lafresnayanus

New Caledonian Rail / Gallirallus lafresnayanus

New Caledonian Rail

SCI Name:  Gallirallus lafresnayanus
Protonym:  Gallirallus Lafresnayanus Rev.Mag.Zool. (2), 12 p.437
Category:  Gruiformes / Rallidae /
Taxonomy Code:  necrai1
Type Locality:  New Caledonia.
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Publish Year:  1860
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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.

lafresnayana / lafresnayanus / lafresnayei / lafresnayi / lafresnayii
Noël Frédéric Armand Baron André de La Fresnaye (1783-1861) French ornithologist, collector (Aegithina, subsp. Campylorhamphus trochilirostris, syn. Catamenia analis analoides, syn. Centropus toulou, subsp. Dendrocincla fuliginosa, subsp. Dendropicos fuscescens, Diglossa, ‡Gallirallus, syn. Knipolegus nigerrimusLafresnaya, subsp. Lepidocolaptes lacrymiger, Merops, syn. Myrmotherula axillaris, Picumnus, syn. Sporophila collaris melanocephala, syn. Strophocincla cachinnans, syn. Xenopirostris xenopirostris).