Reunion Rail / Dryolimnas augusti

Reunion Rail

SCI Name:  Dryolimnas augusti
Protonym:   Smiths.Contrib.Paleobiology 89 p.1,21
Category:  Gruiformes / Rallidae /
Taxonomy Code:  reurai1
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Publish Year:  1999
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DEFINITIONS

DRYOLIMNAS
(Rallidae; Ϯ White-throated Rail D. cuvieri) Gr. δρυς drus, δρυος druos  tree; Mod. L. limnas  rail  < Gr. λιμνας limnas  of the marsh  < λιμνη limnē  marsh; "DRYOLIMNAS, gen. n.  Simile generi "Canirallus" dicto et culmine longiore quam digitus internus cum ungue, sed naribus longitudinalibus angustissimis, apertura nasali vix evidente, distinguendum.  Typus D. cuvieri (Pucher.)" (Sharpe 1893); "Dryolimnas Sharpe, Bull. Brit. Orn. Cl. i, p. xxviii, 1893.  Type by original designation, Rallus cuvieri Pucher." (W. Sclater, 1924, Syst. Av. Aethiop., I, p. 101).

augusti
● Marie Joseph Antoine Auguste de Villèle (1858-1943) French agronomist, poet, resident on Réunion (‡Dryolimnas).
● Auguste Sallé (1820-1896) French entomologist, collector in tropical America 1846-1856 (Phaethornis).