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Virginia Rail
Rallus [limicola or aequatorialis] (= Rallus limicola) Vieillot, 1819
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Order:
  Gruiformes
Family:
  Rallidae
Genus:
  Rallus

Scientific:
  Rallus limicola

Citation:
  Vieillot, 1819

Reference:
  Nouv.Dict.Hist.Nat. 28 p.558

Protonym:
  Rallus limicola

Avibase ID:
  4880DC5532DFCFA4

Taxomic Serial Number:
TSN: 176221

Geographic range:

  • Rallus limicola limicola: S Canada and US; winters to Baja and Guatemala
  • Rallus limicola friedmanni: SE Mexico (Puebla, México, Veracruz and Chiapas)
  • Rallus aequatorialis: Locally in mountains of sw Colombia, Ecuador and Peru
Source: Clements checklist

English:
  Virginia or Ecuadorian Rail
Czech:
  chřástal virginský
German:
  Virginiaralle
Danish:
  Mudderrikse
Spanish:
  Rascón de Virginia
Finnish:
  amerikanluhtakana
French:
  Râle de Virginie
Icelandic:
  Virginia Rail
Italian:
  Rallo della Virginia
Japanese:
  koonikuina
Japanese:
  コオニクイナ
Dutch:
  Virginiaral
Norwegian:
  Grynterikse
Polish:
  wodnik blotny
Portuguese:
  Saracura-de-peito-laranja
Portuguese (Brazil):
  Virginia Rail
Russian:
  Центральноамериканский пастушок
Slovak:
  chriašteľ hnedý
Swedish:
  Virginiarall
Chinese:
  弗吉尼亚秧鸡


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (1886):
   Virginia Rail ( Rallus virginianus)
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (1895):
   Virginia Rail ( Rallus virginianus)
American Ornithologists' Union 3rd edition (1910):
   Virginia Rail ( Rallus virginianus)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (1931):
   Virginia Rail ( Rallus limicola)
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (1957):
   Virginia Rail ( Rallus limicola)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (1983):
   Virginia Rail ( Rallus limicola)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (1998):
   Virginia Rail ( Rallus limicola)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 42nd suppl.):
   Virginia Rail ( Rallus limicola)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 43rd suppl.):
   Virginia Rail ( Rallus limicola)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 44th suppl.):
   Virginia Rail ( Rallus limicola)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 45th suppl.):
   Virginia Rail ( Rallus limicola)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 46th suppl.):
   Virginia Rail ( Rallus limicola)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 47th suppl.):
   Virginia Rail ( Rallus limicola)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 48th suppl.):
   Virginia Rail ( Rallus limicola)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 49th suppl.):
   Virginia Rail ( Rallus limicola)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 50th suppl.):
   Virginia Rail ( Rallus limicola)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 51st suppl.):
   Virginia Rail ( Rallus limicola)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 52nd suppl.):
   Virginia Rail ( Rallus limicola)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 53rd suppl.):
   Virginia Rail ( Rallus limicola)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 54th suppl.):
   Virginia Rail ( Rallus limicola)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 55th suppl.):
   Virginia Rail ( Rallus limicola)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 56th suppl.):
   Virginia Rail ( Rallus limicola)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 57th suppl.):
   Virginia Rail ( Rallus limicola)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 58th suppl.):
   Virginia Rail ( Rallus limicola)
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
   Virginia or Ecuadorian Rail ( Rallus [limicola or aequatorialis])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
   Virginia or Ecuadorian Rail ( Rallus [limicola or aequatorialis])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
   Virginia or Ecuadorian Rail ( Rallus [limicola or aequatorialis])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
   Virginia or Ecuadorian Rail ( Rallus [limicola or aequatorialis])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
   Virginia or Ecuadorian Rail ( Rallus [limicola or aequatorialis])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
   Virginia or Ecuadorian Rail ( Rallus [limicola or aequatorialis])
Birdlife checklist version 00:
   Virginia Rail ( Rallus limicola) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
   Virginia Rail ( Rallus limicola) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
   Virginia Rail ( Rallus limicola) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
   Virginia Rail ( Rallus limicola) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
   Virginia Rail ( Rallus limicola) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
   Virginia Rail ( Rallus limicola) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
   Virginia Rail ( Rallus limicola) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
   Virginia Rail ( Rallus limicola) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
   Virginia Rail ( Rallus limicola) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
   Virginia Rail ( Rallus limicola) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
   Virginia Rail ( Rallus limicola) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
   Virginia Rail ( Rallus limicola) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
   Virginia Rail ( Rallus limicola) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
   Râle de Virginie ( Rallus limicola) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
   Râle de Virginie ( Rallus limicola) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
   Virginia Rail ( Rallus limicola) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
   Virginia Rail ( Rallus limicola) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
   Virginia Rail ( Rallus limicola) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
   Virginia Rail ( Rallus limicola) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
   Virginia Rail ( Rallus limicola) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
   Virginia Rail ( Rallus limicola) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
   Virginia Rail ( Rallus limicola) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
   Virginia Rail ( Rallus limicola) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
   Virginia Rail ( Rallus limicola) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
   Virginia Rail ( Rallus limicola) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
   Virginia Rail ( Rallus limicola) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
   Virginia Rail ( Rallus limicola) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
   Virginia Rail ( Rallus limicola) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
   Virginia Rail ( Rallus limicola) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
   Virginia Rail ( Rallus limicola) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
   Virginia Rail ( Rallus limicola) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
   Virginia Rail ( Rallus limicola) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
   Virginia Rail ( Rallus limicola) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
   Virginia Rail ( Rallus limicola) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
   Virginia Rail ( Rallus limicola) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
   Virginia Rail ( Rallus limicola) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
   Virginia Rail ( Rallus limicola) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
   Virginia Rail ( Rallus limicola) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
   Virginia Rail ( Rallus limicola) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
   Virginia Rail ( Rallus limicola) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
   Virginia Rail ( Rallus limicola) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
   Virginia Rail ( Rallus limicola) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
   Virginia Rail ( Rallus limicola) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
   Virginia Rail ( Rallus limicola) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
   Virginia Rail ( Rallus limicola) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
   Virginia Rail ( Rallus limicola) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
   Virginia Rail ( Rallus limicola) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
   Virginia Rail ( Rallus limicola) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
   Virginia Rail ( Rallus limicola) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
   Virginia Rail ( Rallus limicola) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
   Virginia Rail ( Rallus limicola) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
   Virginia Rail ( Rallus limicola) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
   Virginia Rail ( Rallus limicola) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
   Virginia Rail ( Rallus limicola) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
   Virginia Rail ( Rallus limicola) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
   Virginia Rail ( Rallus limicola) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
   Virginia Rail ( Rallus limicola) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
   Virginia Rail ( Rallus limicola) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
   Virginia Rail ( Rallus limicola) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
   Virginia Rail ( Rallus limicola) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (3/07/2017):
   Virginia Rail ( Rallus limicola) [version 1]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
   Virginia Rail ( Rallus limicola) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
   Virginia Rail ( Rallus limicola) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
   Virginia Rail ( Rallus limicola) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
   Virginia Rail ( Rallus limicola) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (24/10/2003):
   Virginia Rail ( Rallus limicola) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (14/09/2005):
   Virginia Rail ( Rallus limicola) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (16/07/2006):
   Virginia Rail ( Rallus limicola) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (26/09/2007):
   Virginia Rail ( Rallus limicola) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (01/05/2008):
   Virginia Rail ( Rallus limicola) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (30/09/2009):
   Virginia Rail ( Rallus limicola) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (19/08/2010):
   Virginia Rail ( Rallus limicola) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (8/08/2011):
   Virginia Rail ( Rallus limicola) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (8/02/2012):
   Virginia Rail ( Rallus limicola) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (4/09/2012):
   Virginia Rail ( Rallus limicola) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (17/03/2013):
   Virginia Rail ( Rallus limicola) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (9/02/2014):
   Virginia Rail ( Rallus limicola) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (16/02/2015):
   Virginia Rail ( Rallus limicola) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (28/07/2016):
   Virginia Rail ( Rallus limicola) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (22/04/2017):
   Virginia Rail ( Rallus limicola) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Rallus limicola [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: species group (sometimes a species)

This taxon is a subspecies of Rallus [limicola, aequatorialis or semiplumbeus]

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Other related concepts
Other synonyms

Catalan: Rascló de Virgínia
Czech: Chrástal virginský, chřástal virginský
Danish: Mudderrikse
German: Virginiaralle
English: Lesser Rail, Virginia or Ecuadorian Rail, Virginia Rail, Virginian rail
Spanish: Gallinuela de Virginia, Gallito deVirginia, Rascón Chico, Rascón de Nariño, Rascón de Virginia, Rascón Limícola
Spanish (Colombia): Rascón de Nariño
Spanish (Cuba): Gallinuela de Virginia
Spanish (Spain): Rascón de Virginia
Spanish (Mexico): Rascón de Virginia, rascón limícola
Spanish (Peru): Rascón Menor
Spanish (Puerto Rico): Pollo de Virginia
Estonian: paduruik
Finnish: Amerikanluhtakana, räikkäluhtakana
French: Râle de Virginie, Râle de Virginie ou R. d'Équateur
Croatian: Virdžinijska kokošica
Hungarian: virginiai guvat
Italian: Porciglione della Virginia, Rallo della Virginia
Japanese: koonikuina
Japanese: コオニクイナ
Latin: Rallus [limicola or aequatorialis], Rallus limicola, Rallus virginianus
Lithuanian: Virdžininė vandeninė vištelė
Dutch: Virginiaral, Virginia-ral
Norwegian: Grynterikse
Polish: wodnik blotny, Wodnik błotny
Portuguese: Saracura-de-peito-laranja
Russian: Виргинский пастушок, центральноамериканский пастушок
Slovak: chriašteľ hnedý
Serbian: Virdžinijski petlovan
Swedish: Virginiarall
Chinese: 弗吉尼亚秧鸡
Chinese (Traditional): 維吉尼亞秧雞

 

         

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