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African Swamphen
Porphyrio madagascariensis (Latham, 1801)
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Order:
  Gruiformes
Family:
  Rallidae
Genus:
  Porphyrio

Scientific:
  Porphyrio madagascariensis

Citation:
  (Latham, 1801)

Reference:
  Suppl.ind.orn. p.lxviii

Protonym:
  Gallinula madagascariensis

Avibase ID:
  865C039E4B8BE80A

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/865C039E

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 708094

Geographic range:

  • Porphyrio madagascariensis: Egypt, Africa south of the Sahara and Madagascar
Source: Clements checklist

English:
  African Swamphen
Czech:
  slípka modrá zelená
German:
  Smaragdhuhn
Danish:
  Grønrygget Sultanhøne
Spanish:
  Calamón de Africa
Finnish:
  afrikansulttaanikana
French:
  Talève d'Afrique
Icelandic:
  Slýhæna
Italian:
  Pollo sultano africano
Japanese:
  afurikaseikei
Japanese:
  アフリカセイケイ
Dutch:
  Smaragdpurperkoet
Norwegian:
  grønnryggsultanhøne
Polish:
  modrzyk afrykanski
Portuguese:
  Caimão-comum
Russian:
  Мадагаскарская султанка
Slovak:
  sultánka zelenochrbtá
Swedish:
  afrikansk purpurhöna
Chinese:
  非洲紫水鸡


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
   African Swamphen ( Porphyrio madagascariensis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
   African Swamphen ( Porphyrio madagascariensis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
   African Swamphen ( Porphyrio madagascariensis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
   African Swamphen ( Porphyrio madagascariensis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
   African Swamphen ( Porphyrio madagascariensis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
   African Swamphen ( Porphyrio madagascariensis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
   African Swamphen ( Porphyrio madagascariensis) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
   Green-backed Gallinule ( Porphyrio madagascarensis)
Clements 3rd edition:
   Green-backed Gallinule ( Porphyrio madagascarensis) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
    Porphyrio porphyrio madagascariensis [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
    Porphyrio porphyrio madagascariensis [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
    Porphyrio porphyrio madagascariensis [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
    Porphyrio porphyrio madagascariensis [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
    Porphyrio porphyrio madagascariensis [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
    Porphyrio porphyrio madagascariensis [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
    Porphyrio porphyrio madagascariensis [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
    Porphyrio porphyrio madagascariensis [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
    Porphyrio porphyrio madagascariensis [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
    Porphyrio porphyrio madagascariensis [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
    Porphyrio porphyrio madagascariensis [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
    Porphyrio porphyrio madagascariensis [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
    Porphyrio porphyrio madagascariensis [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
    Porphyrio porphyrio madagascariensis [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
    Porphyrio porphyrio madagascariensis [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
    Porphyrio porphyrio madagascariensis [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
   African Swamphen ( Porphyrio madagascariensis) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
   African Swamphen ( Porphyrio madagascariensis) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
   African Swamphen ( Porphyrio madagascariensis) [version 1]
Clements, version 2018:
   African Swamphen ( Porphyrio madagascariensis) [version 2]
eBird version 1.52:
   Purple Swamphen (African) ( Porphyrio porphyrio madagascariensis)
eBird version 1.53:
   Purple Swamphen (African) ( Porphyrio porphyrio madagascariensis)
eBird version 1.54:
   Purple Swamphen (African) ( Porphyrio porphyrio madagascariensis)
eBird version 1.55:
   Purple Swamphen (African) ( Porphyrio porphyrio madagascariensis)
eBird version 2015:
   African Swamphen ( Porphyrio madagascariensis) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
   African Swamphen ( Porphyrio madagascariensis) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
   African Swamphen ( Porphyrio madagascariensis) [version 1]
eBird version 2018:
   African Swamphen ( Porphyrio madagascariensis) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
    Porphyrio porphyrio madagascariensis [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
    Porphyrio porphyrio madagascariensis [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
    Porphyrio porphyrio madagascariensis [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
    Porphyrio porphyrio madagascariensis [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
    Porphyrio porphyrio madagascariensis [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
    Porphyrio porphyrio madagascariensis [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
    Porphyrio porphyrio madagascariensis [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
    Porphyrio porphyrio madagascariensis [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
    Porphyrio porphyrio madagascariensis [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
    Porphyrio porphyrio madagascariensis [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
    Porphyrio porphyrio madagascariensis [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
    Porphyrio porphyrio madagascariensis [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
    Porphyrio porphyrio madagascariensis [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
    Porphyrio porphyrio madagascariensis [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
    Porphyrio porphyrio madagascariensis [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
    Porphyrio porphyrio madagascariensis [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
    Porphyrio porphyrio madagascariensis [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
   African Swamphen ( Porphyrio madagascariensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
   African Swamphen ( Porphyrio madagascariensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
   African Swamphen ( Porphyrio madagascariensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
   African Swamphen ( Porphyrio madagascariensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
   African Swamphen ( Porphyrio madagascariensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
   African Swamphen ( Porphyrio madagascariensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
   African Swamphen ( Porphyrio madagascariensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
   African Swamphen ( Porphyrio madagascariensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
   African Swamphen ( Porphyrio madagascariensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
   African Swamphen ( Porphyrio madagascariensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
   African Swamphen ( Porphyrio madagascariensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
   African Swamphen ( Porphyrio madagascariensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
   African Swamphen ( Porphyrio madagascariensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
   African Swamphen ( Porphyrio madagascariensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
   African Swamphen ( Porphyrio madagascariensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
   African Swamphen ( Porphyrio madagascariensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
   African Swamphen ( Porphyrio madagascariensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
   African Swamphen ( Porphyrio madagascariensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
   African Swamphen ( Porphyrio madagascariensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
   African Swamphen ( Porphyrio madagascariensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
   African Swamphen ( Porphyrio madagascariensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
   African Swamphen ( Porphyrio madagascariensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
   African Swamphen ( Porphyrio madagascariensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
   African Swamphen ( Porphyrio madagascariensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
   African Swamphen ( Porphyrio madagascariensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
   African Swamphen ( Porphyrio madagascariensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
   African Swamphen ( Porphyrio madagascariensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
   African Swamphen ( Porphyrio madagascariensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
   African Swamphen ( Porphyrio madagascariensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
   African Swamphen ( Porphyrio madagascariensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
   African Swamphen ( Porphyrio madagascariensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
   African Swamphen ( Porphyrio madagascariensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
   African Swamphen ( Porphyrio madagascariensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
   African Swamphen ( Porphyrio madagascariensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
   African Swamphen ( Porphyrio madagascariensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
   African Swamphen ( Porphyrio madagascariensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
   African Swamphen ( Porphyrio madagascariensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
   African Swamphen ( Porphyrio madagascariensis) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
   African Swamphen ( Porphyrio madagascariensis) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
   African Swamphen ( Porphyrio madagascariensis)
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
   Green-backed Gallinule ( Porphyrio madagascariensis) [version 1]
James Lee Peters:
    Porphyrio madagascariensis [version 1]
James Lee Peters (original):
    Porphyrio madagascariensis [version 1]
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
    Porphyrio madagascariensis [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Porphyrio porphyrio madagascariensis [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Porphyrio madagascariensis [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes a subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Porphyrio [porphyrio or madagascariensis] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Other related concepts
Other synonyms

Afrikaans: Grootkoningriethaan
Czech: slípka modrá zelená
Danish: Grønrygget Sultanhøne
German: Purpurhuhn, Smaragdhuhn
English: African Purple Swamphen, African Swamphen, Green-backed Gallinule, Purple Gallinule, Purple Swamphen, Purple Swamphen (African)
English (IOC): African Swamphen
English (Kenya): African Swamphen
Spanish: Calamón Africano, Calamón de Africa
Spanish (Spain): Calamón Africano
Spanish (HBW): Calamón africano
Estonian: smaragd-sultantait
Finnish: Afrikansulttaanikana
French: Poule sultane, Talève d'Afrique, Talève de Madagascar, Talève sultane
Hebrew: פורפיריה כחולה
Croatian: Afrička sultanka
Hungarian: Afrikai kék fú
Icelandic: Slýhæna
Italian: Pollo sultano africano
Japanese: afurikaseikei
Japanese: アフリカセイケイ
Kwangali: Edenene
Latin: Gallinula madagascariensis, Porphyrio alba madagascariensis, Porphyrio madagascarensis, Porphyrio madagascariensis, Porphyrio porphyrio, Porphyrio porphyrio madagascariensis
Lithuanian: Afrikinė sultonvištė, Madagaskarinė sultonvištė
Malagasy: Talecana, Talevanbe, Vatry
Dutch: Purperkoet, Smaragdpurperkoet
Norwegian Nynorsk: Grønryggsultanhøne
Norwegian: grønnryggsultanhøne
Polish: modrzyk afrykanski, modrzyk afrykański
Portuguese: Caimão-comum
Portuguese (Portugal): Camão-africano
Russian: Мадагаскарская султанка
Slovak: sultánka zelenochrbtá
Shona: Nhapata
Serbian: Afrička sultanka
Swedish: afrikansk purpurhöna
Swahili: Shaunge Zambarau
Turkish: Afrika sazhorozu
Chinese: 非洲紫水鸡
Chinese (Traditional): 非洲紫水雞

 

         

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