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Ascension Flightless Crake

Mundia elpenor Olson, 1973

The Ascension crake is an extinct flightless bird that previously lived on Ascension Island in the South Atlantic Ocean. Like many other flightless birds on isolated islands, it was a rail. It was declared extinct by Groombridge in 1994; BirdLife International confirmed this in 2000 and 2004. Source: Wikipedia

Classification
Order:
  Gruiformes
Family:
  Rallidae
Genus:
   Mundia
Scientific:
  Mundia elpenor


Original description

Citation:
  Olson, 1973

Reference:
  Smiths.Contrib.Zoology p.ii,7

Protonym:
  Atlantisia elpenor

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/29534009


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  350C5D1E6592C53E

Avibase ID:
  avibase-350C5D1E

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/350C5D1E


Taxonomic Serial Number:


EXTINCT

Geographic range:

  • Mundia elpenor: Extinct. Formerly occurred on Ascension Island; may have survived until 1815
English:
Ascension Flightless Crake
Catalan:
Rascló de l'illa de l'Ascensió
Czech:
chřástal ascensionský
Danish:
Ascension-muserikse
German:
Ascensionralle
Spanish:
Polluela de Ascensión
Spanish (Spain):
Polluela de Ascensión
Finnish:
ascensioninluhtakana
French:
Râle d'Ascension
Croatian:
asensionska kokošica
Hungarian:
Ascencion-szigeti guvat
Italian:
Rallo di Ascensione
Japanese:
アセンションクイナ
Dutch:
Ascensionral
Polish:
chruścielowiec atlantycki
Portuguese:
frango-de-água-de-ascensão
Russian:
Бескрылый пастушок
Slovak:
chriašteľ ascensionský
Serbian:
Petlovan sa ostrva Asension (izumro)
Swedish:
ascensionrall
Ukrainian:
Пастушок атлантичний
Chinese:
阿森松秧鸡
Chinese (Traditional):
亞欣森秧雞


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Ascension Flightless Crake ( Mundia elpenor)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Ascension Flightless Crake ( Atlantisia elpenor)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Ascension Flightless Crake ( Atlantisia elpenor)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Ascension Flightless Crake ( Atlantisia elpenor)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Ascension Flightless Crake ( Atlantisia elpenor)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Ascension Flightless Crake ( Atlantisia elpenor)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Ascension Flightless Crake ( Atlantisia elpenor)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Ascension Flightless Crake ( Atlantisia elpenor)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Ascension Flightless Crake ( Mundia elpenor)
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Ascension Crake ( Atlantisia elpenor)
Birdlife checklist version 01:
Ascension Crake ( Atlantisia elpenor)
Birdlife checklist version 02:
Ascension Crake ( Mundia elpenor)
Birdlife checklist version 03:
Ascension Crake ( Mundia elpenor)
Birdlife checklist version 04:
Ascension Crake ( Mundia elpenor)
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
Ascension Crake ( Mundia elpenor)
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
Ascension Crake ( Mundia elpenor)
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
Ascension Crake ( Mundia elpenor)
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
Ascension Crake ( Mundia elpenor)
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Ascension Crake ( Mundia elpenor)
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
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Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Ascension Crake ( Mundia elpenor)
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Ascension Crake ( Mundia elpenor)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Ascension Crake ( Mundia elpenor)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Ascension Crake ( Mundia elpenor)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
Ascension Crake ( Mundia elpenor)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
Ascension Crake ( Mundia elpenor)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
Ascension Crake ( Mundia elpenor)
Clements, version 2021:
Ascension Crake ( Mundia elpenor)
Clements, version 2019:
Ascension Crake ( Mundia elpenor)
eBird version 2019:
Ascension Crake ( Mundia elpenor)
eBird version 2021:
Ascension Crake ( Mundia elpenor)
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Ascension Crake ( Mundia elpenor)
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Ascension Crake ( Mundia elpenor)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
Ascension Crake ( Mundia elpenor)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
Ascension Crake ( Mundia elpenor)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 10.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
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Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
Ascension Crake ( Mundia elpenor)
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.02:
Ascension Crake ( Mundia elpenor)
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Mundia elpenor

Taxonomic status:

Species status: fossil species (extinct)

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Other synonyms


Catalan: Rascló de l'illa de l'Ascensió
Czech: chřástal ascensionský
Danish: Ascension-muserikse
German: Ascensionralle, Ascension-Ralle
English: Ascension Crake, Ascension Flightless Crake, Ascension Island Crake, Ascension Island rail
English, HBW: Ascension Crake
English (IOC): Ascension Crake
English (United States): Ascension Crake
Esperanto: Elpenora mundio
Spanish: Polluela de Ascensión, Rascón de Ascensión
Spanish (Spain): Polluela de Ascensión
Estonian: ascensioni ruik
Finnish: Ascensioninluhtakana
French: Râle d'Ascension, Râle de l'Ascension
Croatian: asensionska kokošica
Hungarian: Ascencion-szigeti guvat
Italian: Rallo di Ascensione
Japanese: アセンションクイナ
Scientific: Atlantisia elpenor, Mundia elpenor
Dutch: Ascensionral
Polish: chruscielak atlantycki, chruścielak atlantycki, chruścielowiec atlantycki
Portuguese: frango-de-água-de-ascensão
Portuguese (Portugal): frango-d'água-de-ascensão
Russian: Бескрылый дергач, Бескрылый пастушок
Slovak: chriašteľ ascensionský
Serbian: Petlovan sa ostrva Asension (izumro)
Swedish: Ascensionrall
Turkish: Asensiyon yelvesi
Ukrainian: Пастушок атлантичний
Chinese: 阿森松秧鸡, 阿森遜秧雞
Chinese (Traditional): 亞欣森秧雞

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