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Dieffenbach's Rail

Hypotaenidia dieffenbachii (Gray, GR, 1843)

Dieffenbach's Rail (Gallirallus dieffenbachii) was a species of bird from the Rallidae family. It was endemic to the Chatham Islands and referred to as meriki, or mehoriki, by the indigenous Moriori. The only recorded living specimen of Dieffenbach's rail was captured in 1840 by Ernst Dieffenbach, who is commemorated in the scientific name of the species. It became extinct due to hunting and introduced predators, perhaps soon after 1840. Source: Wikipedia

Order:
  Gruiformes
Family:
  Rallidae
Genus:
  Hypotaenidia

Scientific:
  Hypotaenidia dieffenbachii

Citation:
  (Gray, GR, 1843)

Reference:
  Trav.N.Z.[Dieffenbach] 2 p.197

Protonym:
  Rallus Dieffenbachii

Avibase ID:
  2215EBD45EA1BFA5

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/2215EBD4

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 560150


EXTINCT

Geographic range:

  • Hypotaenidia dieffenbachii: Formerly Chatham Is. Extinct; last seen 1900
English:
Dieffenbach's Rail
Czech:
chřástal Dieffenbachův
German:
Dieffenbachralle
Danish:
Hvidbrystet Skovrikse
Spanish:
Rascón de Dieffenbach
Finnish:
rämeluhtakana
French:
Râle de Dieffenbach
Icelandic:
Grasrella
Italian:
Rallo di Dieffenbach
Japanese:
chatamuobikuina
Japanese:
チャタムオビクイナ
Dutch:
Dieffenbachs Ral
Norwegian:
Hvitbrynrikse
Polish:
wodnik chathamski
Russian:
Диеффенбахов пастушок
Slovak:
chriašteľ chathamský
Swedish:
mehorikirall
Ukrainian:
Пастушок дифенбаха
Chinese:
呆秧鸡


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Dieffenbach's Rail ( Hypotaenidia dieffenbachii)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Dieffenbach's Rail ( Gallirallus dieffenbachii)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Dieffenbach's Rail ( Gallirallus dieffenbachii)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Dieffenbach's Rail ( Hypotaenidia dieffenbachii)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Dieffenbach's Rail ( Hypotaenidia dieffenbachii)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Dieffenbach's Rail ( Hypotaenidia dieffenbachii)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Dieffenbach's Rail ( Hypotaenidia dieffenbachii)
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Dieffenbach's Rail ( Gallirallus dieffenbachii)
Birdlife checklist version 01:
Dieffenbach's Rail ( Gallirallus dieffenbachii)
Birdlife checklist version 02:
Dieffenbach's Rail ( Gallirallus dieffenbachii)
Birdlife checklist version 03:
Dieffenbach's Rail ( Gallirallus dieffenbachii)
Birdlife checklist version 04:
Dieffenbach's Rail ( Gallirallus dieffenbachii)
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
Dieffenbach's Rail ( Gallirallus dieffenbachii)
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
Dieffenbach's Rail ( Gallirallus dieffenbachii)
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
Dieffenbach's Rail ( Gallirallus dieffenbachii)
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
Dieffenbach's Rail ( Gallirallus dieffenbachii)
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Dieffenbach's Rail ( Hypotaenidia dieffenbachii)
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
Dieffenbach's Rail ( Hypotaenidia dieffenbachii)
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Dieffenbach's Rail ( Hypotaenidia dieffenbachii)
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Dieffenbach's Rail ( Hypotaenidia dieffenbachii)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Dieffenbach's Rail ( Hypotaenidia dieffenbachii)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Dieffenbach's Rail ( Hypotaenidia dieffenbachii)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Râle de Dieffenbach ( Gallirallus dieffenbachii)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Râle de Dieffenbach ( Gallirallus dieffenbachii)
Clements 3rd edition:
Dieffenbach's Rail ( Nesolimnas dieffenbachii)
Clements 4th edition:
Dieffenbach's Rail ( Gallirallus dieffenbachii)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
Dieffenbach's Rail ( Gallirallus dieffenbachii)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
Dieffenbach's Rail ( Gallirallus dieffenbachii)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
Dieffenbach's Rail ( Gallirallus dieffenbachii)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
Dieffenbach's Rail ( Gallirallus dieffenbachii)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Dieffenbach's Rail ( Gallirallus dieffenbachii)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Dieffenbach's Rail ( Gallirallus dieffenbachii)
Clements, version 2015:
Dieffenbach's Rail ( Gallirallus dieffenbachii)
Clements, version 2016:
Dieffenbach's Rail ( Gallirallus dieffenbachii)
Clements, version 2017:
Dieffenbach's Rail ( Gallirallus dieffenbachii)
Clements, version 2018:
Dieffenbach's Rail ( Gallirallus dieffenbachii)
Clements, version 2019:
Dieffenbach's Rail ( Gallirallus dieffenbachii)
eBird version 1.50:
Dieffenbach's Rail ( Gallirallus dieffenbachii)
eBird version 1.52:
Dieffenbach's Rail ( Gallirallus dieffenbachii)
eBird version 1.53:
Dieffenbach's Rail ( Gallirallus dieffenbachii)
eBird version 1.54:
Dieffenbach's Rail ( Gallirallus dieffenbachii)
eBird version 1.55:
Dieffenbach's Rail ( Gallirallus dieffenbachii)
eBird version 2015:
Dieffenbach's Rail ( Gallirallus dieffenbachii)
eBird version 2016:
Dieffenbach's Rail ( Gallirallus dieffenbachii)
eBird version 2017:
Dieffenbach's Rail ( Gallirallus dieffenbachii)
eBird version 2018:
Dieffenbach's Rail ( Gallirallus dieffenbachii)
eBird version 2019:
Dieffenbach's Rail ( Gallirallus dieffenbachii)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Dieffenbach's Rail ( Gallirallus dieffenbachii)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Dieffenbach's Rail ( Gallirallus dieffenbachii)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Dieffenbach's Rail ( Gallirallus dieffenbachii)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Dieffenbach's Rail ( Gallirallus dieffenbachii)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Dieffenbach's Rail ( Gallirallus dieffenbachii)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Dieffenbach's Rail ( Gallirallus dieffenbachii)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Dieffenbach's Rail ( Gallirallus dieffenbachii)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Dieffenbach's Rail ( Gallirallus dieffenbachii)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Dieffenbach's Rail ( Gallirallus dieffenbachii)
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Dieffenbach's Rail ( Hypotaenidia dieffenbachii)
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Dieffenbach's Rail ( Hypotaenidia dieffenbachii)
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Dieffenbach's Rail ( Hypotaenidia dieffenbachii)
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Dieffenbach's Rail ( Hypotaenidia dieffenbachii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
Dieffenbach's Rail ( Gallirallus dieffenbachii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
Dieffenbach's Rail ( Gallirallus dieffenbachii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
Dieffenbach's Rail ( Gallirallus dieffenbachii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
Dieffenbach's Rail ( Gallirallus dieffenbachii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
Dieffenbach's Rail ( Gallirallus dieffenbachii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
Dieffenbach's Rail ( Gallirallus dieffenbachii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
Dieffenbach's Rail ( Gallirallus dieffenbachii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
Dieffenbach's Rail ( Gallirallus dieffenbachii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
Dieffenbach's Rail ( Gallirallus dieffenbachii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
Dieffenbach's Rail ( Gallirallus dieffenbachii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
Dieffenbach's Rail ( Gallirallus dieffenbachii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
Dieffenbach's Rail ( Gallirallus dieffenbachii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
Dieffenbach's Rail ( Gallirallus dieffenbachii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
Dieffenbach's Rail ( Gallirallus dieffenbachii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
Dieffenbach's Rail ( Gallirallus dieffenbachii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
Dieffenbach's Rail ( Gallirallus dieffenbachii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
Dieffenbach's Rail ( Gallirallus dieffenbachii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
Dieffenbach's Rail ( Gallirallus dieffenbachii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
Dieffenbach's Rail ( Gallirallus dieffenbachii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
Dieffenbach's Rail ( Gallirallus dieffenbachii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
Dieffenbach's Rail ( Gallirallus dieffenbachii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
Dieffenbach's Rail ( Gallirallus dieffenbachii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Dieffenbach's Rail ( Gallirallus dieffenbachii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
Dieffenbach's Rail ( Gallirallus dieffenbachii)
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Dieffenbach's Rail ( Gallirallus dieffenbachii)
James Lee Peters:
Nesolimnas dieffenbachii
James Lee Peters (original):
Nesolimnas dieffenbachii
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
Nesolimnas dieffenbachii
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Dieffenbach's Rail ( Gallirallus dieffenbachii)
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Dieffenbach's Rail ( Gallirallus dieffenbachii)
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
Dieffenbach's Rail ( Gallirallus dieffenbachii)
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Gallirallus dieffenbachii
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Gallirallus dieffenbachii

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Other synonyms


Catalan: Rascló de Dieffenbach
Czech: chřástal Dieffenbachův
Danish: Hvidbrystet Skovrikse
German: Dieffenbachralle, Dieffenbach-Ralle
English: Banded Rail, Chatham Island Banded Rail, Dieffenbach's Rail
English (IOC): Dieffenbach's Rail
Spanish: Rascón de Dieffenbach
Spanish (Spain): Rascón de Dieffenbach
Spanish (HBW): Dieffenbach's Rail
Estonian: kaelusruik
Finnish: Chathamsaartenluhtakana, rämeluhtakana
French: Râle de Dieffenbach
Hungarian: csíkos guvat
Icelandic: Grasrella
Italian: Rallo di Dieffenbach
Japanese: chatamuobikuina, nanyoukuina
Japanese: チャタムオビクイナ, ナンヨウクイナ
Scientific: Gallirallus dieffenbachi, Gallirallus dieffenbachii, Gallirallus philippensis dieffenbachii, Hypotaenidia dieffenbachii, Nesolimnas dieffenbachii, Rallus dieffenbachii, Rallus philippensis dieffenbachii
Dutch: Dieffenbach-ral, Dieffenbachs Ral
Norwegian: Hvitbrynrikse
Polish: wodnik chathamski
Russian: Диеффенбахов пастушок, Пастушок Диффенбаха
Slovak: chriašteľ chathamský
Swedish: Mehoriki, mehorikirall
Ukrainian: Пастушок дифенбаха
Chinese: 呆秧鸡
Chinese (Traditional): 迪凡氏秧雞, 迪凡氏秧雞1840滅絕

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