Sakalava Rail / Zapornia olivieri

Sakalava Rail / Zapornia olivieri

Sakalava Rail

SCI Name:  Zapornia olivieri
Protonym:  Porzana Olivieri Bull.Acad.Malgache(n.s.) n.s., 10(1927) p.83 pl.
Category:  Gruiformes / Rallidae /
Taxonomy Code:  sakrai1
Type Locality:  Antsalova, Province of Maintirano, western Madagascar.
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Publish Year:  1929
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DEFINITIONS

ZAPORNIA
(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.

olivieri
Marcel Achille Olivier (1879-1945) French colonial administrator, Lt.-Gov. of Upper Senegal-Niger (later French Sudan) 1919-1921, Interim Gov.-Gen. of French West Africa 1922-1923, Gov.-Gen. of Madagascar 1924-1929 (Björn Bergenholtz in litt.) (Zapornia).