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Lord Howe Island Swamphen

Porphyrio albus (Shaw, G 1790)

The white swamphen, also known as the Lord Howe swamphen, Lord Howe gallinule or white gallinule, is an extinct species of rail which lived on Lord Howe Island, east of Australia. It was first encountered when the crews of British ships visited the island between 1788 and 1790, and all contemporary accounts and illustrations were produced during this time. Today, two skins exist: the holotype in the Natural History Museum of Vienna, and another in Liverpool's World Museum. Although historical confusion has existed about the provenance of the specimens and the classification and anatomy of the bird, it is now thought to have been a distinct species endemic to Lord Howe Island and most similar to the Australasian swamphen. Subfossil bones have also been discovered since. Source: Wikipedia

Classification
Order:
  Gruiformes
Family:
  Rallidae
Genus:
   Porphyrio
Scientific:
  Porphyrio albus


Original description

Citation:
  (Shaw, G 1790)

Reference:
   J. Voy. N.S. Wales

Protonym:
  Fulica alba

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/47182821


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  1A365A3F18B12C80

Avibase ID:
  avibase-1A365A3F

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/1A365A3F


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 176389


EXTINCT

Geographic range:

  • Porphyrio albus: Formerly Lord Howe I. Extinct; last reported 1834
English:
Lord Howe Island Swamphen
Catalan:
Polla blanca
Czech:
slípka bělavá
Danish:
Hvid Sultanhøne
German:
Lord-Howe-Purpurhuhn
Spanish:
Calamón de Lord Howe
Spanish (Spain):
Calamón de Lord Howe
Finnish:
valkosulttaanikana
French:
Talève de Lord Howe
Croatian:
bijela sultanka
Hungarian:
Lord Howe-szigeti fú
Icelandic:
Hvíthæna
Italian:
Pollo sultano di Lord Howe
Japanese (romaji):
ro-dohauseikei
Japanese:
ロードハウセイケイ
Lithuanian:
Baltoji sultonvištė
Dutch:
Lord-Howepurperkoet
Norwegian:
Hvittakahe
Polish:
modrzyk mały
Portuguese:
Galinhola-branca
Russian:
Белая султанка
Slovak:
sultánka malá
Serbian:
Sultanka sa ostrva Lord Hau (izumrla)
Swedish:
vit purpurhöna
Ukrainian:
Султанка біла
Chinese:
新不列颠紫水鸡
Chinese (Traditional):
羅豪島白水雞1834滅絕〔白水雞〕


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Lord Howe Island Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Lord Howe Island Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Lord Howe Island Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Lord Howe Island Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Lord Howe Island Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Lord Howe Island Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Lord Howe Island Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Lord Howe Island Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Lord Howe Island Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
Birdlife checklist version 00:
White Gallinule ( Porphyrio albus)
Birdlife checklist version 01:
White Gallinule ( Porphyrio albus)
Birdlife checklist version 02:
White Gallinule ( Porphyrio albus)
Birdlife checklist version 03:
White Gallinule ( Porphyrio albus)
Birdlife checklist version 04:
White Gallinule ( Porphyrio albus)
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
White Gallinule ( Porphyrio albus)
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
White Gallinule ( Porphyrio albus)
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
White Gallinule ( Porphyrio albus)
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
White Gallinule ( Porphyrio albus)
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
White Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
White Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
White Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
White Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
White Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
White Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
White Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
White Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
White Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
Christidis and Boles (2008): Systematics and Taxonomy of Australian Birds:
White Gallinule ( Porphyrio albus)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Talève de Lord Howe ( Porphyrio albus)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Talève de Lord Howe ( Porphyrio albus)
Clements 1st edition:
African Purple Gallinule ( Porphyrio alba)
Clements, version 2021:
Lord Howe Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
Clements 3rd edition:
White Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
Clements 4th edition:
Lord Howe Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
Lord Howe Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
Lord Howe Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
Lord Howe Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
Lord Howe Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Lord Howe Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Lord Howe Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
Clements, version 2015:
Lord Howe Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
Clements, version 2016:
Lord Howe Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
Clements, version 2017:
Lord Howe Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
Clements, version 2018:
Lord Howe Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
Clements, version 2019:
Lord Howe Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
eBird version 1.50:
Lord Howe Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
eBird version 1.52:
Lord Howe Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
eBird version 1.53:
Lord Howe Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
eBird version 1.54:
Lord Howe Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
eBird version 1.55:
Lord Howe Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
eBird version 2015:
Lord Howe Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
eBird version 2016:
Lord Howe Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
eBird version 2017:
Lord Howe Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
eBird version 2018:
Lord Howe Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
eBird version 2019:
Lord Howe Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
eBird version 2021:
Lord Howe Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Lord Howe Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Lord Howe Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Lord Howe Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Lord Howe Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Lord Howe Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Lord Howe Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Lord Howe Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Lord Howe Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Lord Howe Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
White Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
White Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
White Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
White Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
White Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
White Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
White Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
White Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
White Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
White Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
White Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
White Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
White Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
White Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
White Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
White Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
White Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
White Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
White Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
White Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
White Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
White Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
White Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
White Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
White Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
White Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
White Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
White Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
White Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.2:
White Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
White Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
White Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
White Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
White Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
Peters' Check-list of the Birds:
Porphyrio albus
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (original):
Porphyrio albus
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (2nd edition):
Porphyrio albus
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Lord Howe Island Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Lord Howe Island Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
Sibley and Monroe, Birds of the World Version 2.0:
Lord Howe Island Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
White Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.02:
White Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Porphyrio albus
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Porphyrio albus

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Bengali: রডি চ঴িঈয কামরভ
Bengali (transliteration): larḍa hi'ura kālēma
Catalan: Polla blanca
Czech: slípka bělavá
Danish: Hvid Sultanhøne
German: Lord Howe Purpurhuhn, Lord Howepurpurhuhn, Lord -Howe-Purpurhuhn, Lord-Howe-Purpurhuhn
English: African Purple Gallinule, Lord Howe Island Swamphen, Lord Howe Purple Gallinule, Lord Howe Swamphen, White Gallinule, White Swamphen
English, HBW: White Swamphen
English (IOC): White Swamphen
English (United States): Lord Howe Swamphen
Esperanto: Blanka porfirio
Spanish: Calamón blanco, Calamón de Lord Howe
Spanish (Spain): Calamón de Lord Howe
Spanish (HBW): Lord Howe Swamphen
Estonian: valge-sultantait
Finnish: Lordhowensaarensulttaanikana, valkosulttaanikana
French: Poule de Lord Howe, Talève de Lord Howe
Croatian: bijela sultanka
Hungarian: Lord Howe-szigeti fú
Icelandic: Hvíthæna
Italian: Pollo sultano di Lord Howe
Japanese (romaji): roadohauseikei, ro-dohauseikei
Japanese: ロアドハウセイケイ, ロードハウセイケイ
Scientific: Fulica alba, Porhyrio albus, Porphyrio alba, Porphyrio albus, Porphyrio porphyrio albus, Porphyrio raperi
Lithuanian: Baltoji sultonvištė
Dutch: Lord-Howepurperkoet
Norwegian: Hvittakahe
Polish: modrzyk maly, modrzyk mały
Portuguese: Galinhola-branca
Portuguese (Portugal): caimão-branco
Russian: Белая султанка
Slovak: sultánka malá
Serbian: Sultanka sa ostrva Lord Hau, Sultanka sa ostrva Lord Hau (izumrla)
Swedish: Vit purpurhöna
Turkish: Beyaz sazhorozu
Ukrainian: Султанка біла
Chinese: 新不列颠紫水鸡
Chinese (Traditional): 羅豪島白水雞, 羅豪島白水雞1834滅絕〔白水雞〕

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