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Ridgway's Rail
Rallus obsoletus Ridgway, 1874
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Order:
  Gruiformes
Family:
  Rallidae
Genus:
  Rallus

Scientific:
  Rallus obsoletus

Citation:
  Ridgway, 1874

Reference:
  Am.Nat. 8 p.111

Protonym:
  Rallus elegans obsoletus

Avibase ID:
  4185F617A3112CFA

Taxomic Serial Number:
TSN: 176210


NEAR THREATENED

Geographic range:

  • Rallus obsoletus obsoletus: N California (Humboldt Bay to Monterey Bay)
  • Rallus obsoletus levipes: S Calif. (Santa Barbara) to Baja Calif. (Scammon's Lagoon)
  • Rallus obsoletus [yumanensis, rhizophorae or nayaritensis]: Salton Sea and Colorado River basin to w Mexico (Nayarit)
  • Rallus obsoletus beldingi: W Mexico (s Baja from Magdalena Bay to Espírito Santo I.)
Source: Clements checklist

English:
  Ridgway's Rail
Czech:
  Ridgway's Rail
German:
  Ridgwayralle
Danish:
  Ridgway's Rail
Spanish:
  Rascón de Ridgway
Finnish:
  Ridgway's Rail
French:
  Râle de Californie
Icelandic:
  Ridgway's Rail
Italian:
  Rallo di Ridgway
Japanese:
  nishionikuina
Japanese:
  ニシオニクイナ
Dutch:
  Californische Ral
Norwegian:
  Ridgway's Rail
Polish:
  wodnik kalifornijski
Portuguese:
  Ridgway's Rail
Portuguese (Brazil):
  Ridgway's Rail
Russian:
  Ridgway's Rail
Slovak:
  chriašteľ kalifornský
Swedish:
  ridgwayrall
Chinese:
  Ridgway's Rail


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (1931):
   California Clapper Rail ( Rallus obsoletus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 55th suppl.):
   Ridgway's Rail ( Rallus obsoletus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 56th suppl.):
   Ridgway's Rail ( Rallus obsoletus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 57th suppl.):
   Ridgway's Rail ( Rallus obsoletus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 58th suppl.):
   Ridgway's Rail ( Rallus obsoletus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
   Ridgway's Rail ( Rallus obsoletus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
   Ridgway's Rail ( Rallus obsoletus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
   Ridgway's Rail ( Rallus obsoletus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
   Ridgway's Rail ( Rallus obsoletus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
   Ridgway's Rail ( Rallus obsoletus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
   Ridgway's Rail ( Rallus obsoletus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
   Ridgway's Rail ( Rallus obsoletus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
   Ridgway's Rail ( Rallus obsoletus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
   Ridgway's Rail ( Rallus obsoletus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
   Ridgway's Rail ( Rallus obsoletus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
   Ridgway's Rail ( Rallus obsoletus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
   Ridgway's Rail ( Rallus obsoletus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
   Ridgway's Rail ( Rallus obsoletus) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
   Ridgway's Rail ( Rallus obsoletus) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
   Ridgway's Rail ( Rallus obsoletus) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
   Ridgway's Rail ( Rallus obsoletus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
   Ridgway's Rail ( Rallus obsoletus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (3/07/2017):
   Ridgway's Rail ( Rallus obsoletus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
   Ridgway's Rail ( Rallus obsoletus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
   Ridgway's Rail ( Rallus obsoletus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
   Ridgway's Rail ( Rallus obsoletus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
   Ridgway's Rail ( Rallus obsoletus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
   Ridgway's Rail ( Rallus obsoletus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
   Ridgway's Rail ( Rallus obsoletus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
   Ridgway's Rail ( Rallus obsoletus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
   Ridgway's Rail ( Rallus obsoletus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
   Ridgway's Rail ( Rallus obsoletus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
   Ridgway's Rail ( Rallus obsoletus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
   Ridgway's Rail ( Rallus obsoletus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
   Ridgway's Rail ( Rallus obsoletus) [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes a subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Rallus [longirostris, crepitans or obsoletus] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Other synonyms

Catalan: Rascló de Ridgway
German: Ridgwayralle
English: California Clapper Rail, Ridgway's Rail
Spanish: Rascón de Ridgway
Spanish (Spain): Rascón de Ridgway
Spanish (Mexico): Rascón Costero del Pacífico
French: Râle de Californie, Râle de Ridgway
Italian: Rallo di Ridgway
Japanese: nishionikuina
Japanese: ニシオニクイナ
Latin: Rallus obsoletus, Rallus obsoletus obsoletus
Dutch: Californische Ral
Polish: wodnik kalifornijski
Slovak: chriašteľ kalifornský
Serbian: Ridžvejev petlovan
Swedish: ridgwayrall

 

         

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