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King or Mexican Rail [incl. rhizophorae, nayaritensis]

Rallus [elegans or tenuirostris, incl. rhizophorae, nayaritensis] (= Rallus elegans) Audubon, 1834

The king rail is a waterbird, the largest North American rail. Source: Wikipedia




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Classification
Order:
  Gruiformes
Family:
  Rallidae
Genus:
   Rallus
Scientific:
  Rallus elegans


Original description

Citation:
  Audubon, 1834

Reference:
  BirdsAm. p.27

Protonym:
  Rallus elegans

Link:
  https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/33237459


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  224F75A84BA0937C

Avibase ID:
  avibase-224F75A8

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/224F75A8


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 176207

Geographic range:

  • Rallus elegans elegans: E Canada and ne US; winters to e Mexico
  • Rallus elegans ramsdeni: Cuba and Isle of Pines
  • Rallus tenuirostris: Central Mexico
English:
King or Mexican Rail [incl. rhizophorae, nayaritensis]
French:
Râle élégant ou R. du Mexique [incl. rhizophorae, nayaritensis]


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
King or Mexican Rail [incl. rhizophorae, nayaritensis] ( Rallus [elegans or tenuirostris, incl. rhizophorae, nayaritensis])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
King Rail ( Rallus elegans) [version 2]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
King Rail ( Rallus elegans) [version 2]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
King or Mexican Rail [incl. rhizophorae, nayaritensis] ( Rallus elegans or tenuirostris [incl. rhizophorae, nayaritensis])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
King or Mexican Rail [incl. rhizophorae, nayaritensis] ( Rallus elegans or tenuirostris [incl. rhizophorae, nayaritensis])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
King or Mexican Rail [incl. rhizophorae, nayaritensis] ( Rallus elegans or tenuirostris [incl. rhizophorae, nayaritensis])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
King or Mexican Rail [incl. rhizophorae, nayaritensis] ( Rallus [elegans or tenuirostris, incl. rhizophorae, nayaritensis])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
King or Mexican Rail [incl. rhizophorae, nayaritensis] ( Rallus [elegans or tenuirostris, incl. rhizophorae, nayaritensis])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
King or Mexican Rail [incl. rhizophorae, nayaritensis] ( Rallus [elegans or tenuirostris, incl. rhizophorae, nayaritensis])
Birdlife checklist version 00:
King Rail ( Rallus elegans) [version 2]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
King Rail ( Rallus elegans) [version 2]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
King Rail ( Rallus elegans) [version 2]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
King Rail ( Rallus elegans) [version 2]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
King Rail ( Rallus elegans) [version 2]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
King Rail ( Rallus elegans) [version 2]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
King Rail ( Rallus elegans) [version 2]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
King Rail ( Rallus elegans) [version 2]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
King Rail ( Rallus elegans) [version 2]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Râle élégant ( Rallus elegans) [version 2]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Râle élégant ( Rallus elegans) [version 2]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
King Rail ( Rallus elegans) [version 2]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
King Rail ( Rallus elegans) [version 2]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
King Rail ( Rallus elegans) [version 2]
Sibley and Monroe, Birds of the World Version 2.0:
King Rail ( Rallus elegans) [version 2]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: species (alt)

This taxon is a subspecies of Rallus [longirostris, crepitans, obsoletus, wetmorei, elegans or tenuirostris]

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Other synonyms


Catalan: Rascló elegant
Czech: Chrástal královský, chřástal královský
Danish: Kongerikse
German: Königsralle, Tropfenralle
English: Aztec/King Rail, Fresh-water Marsh Hen, King Clapper Rail, King or Mexican Rail [incl. rhizophorae, nayaritensis], King Rail, King/Aztec Rail, Marsh Hen, Mud Hen, Red-breasted Rail, Rice Chicken
Esperanto: Eleganta ralo
Spanish: Gallinuela de Agua Dulce, Rascón Elegante, Rascón Real, Rascón Rey
Spanish (Cuba): Gallinuela de Agua Dulce
Spanish (Mexico): Rascón Real
Estonian: suur-klaperruik
Finnish: ruosteluhtakana
French: Râle à taches beiges, Râle élégant, Râle élégant ou R. du Mexique [incl. rhizophorae, nayaritensis]
Hungarian: királyguvat
Italian: Rallo re
Japanese (romaji): ousamakuina
Japanese: オウサマクイナ
Scientific: Rallus [elegans or tenuirostris, incl. rhizophorae, nayaritensis], Rallus elegans, Rallus elegans elegans, Rallus elegans or tenuirostris [incl. rhizophorae, nayaritensis], Rallus elegans/longirostris, Rallus longirostris elegans, Rallus tenuirostris/elegans
Lithuanian: Karališkoji vandeninė vištelė
Dutch: Koningsral
Norwegian: Kongerikse
Polish: wodnik królewski
Portuguese: Saracura-real
Russian: Королевский пастушок
Slovak: chriašteľ kráľovský
Swedish: Kungsrall
Ukrainian: Пастушок королівський
Chinese: 王秧鸡
Chinese (Traditional): 王秧雞

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