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New Caledonian Takahe

Porphyrio kukwiedei Balouet, JC; Olson, SL 1989

The New Caledonian gallinule was a species of bird in the family Rallidae. It was endemic to New Caledonia and probably became extinct due to hunting, habitat loss and the presence of invasive species following human settlement of the island. However a passage from an 1860 article refers to birds the size of turkeys being present in marshy areas of New Caledone, suggesting that it may have survived into historic times. The native name n'dino is thought to refer to this bird. Source: Wikipedia

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


Original description

Citation:
  Balouet, JC; Olson, SL 1989

Reference:
   Smithson. Contrib. Zool. 469 23–27

Protonym:
  Porphyrio kukwiedei

Link:
  https://www.researchgate.net/publication/39747538


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  A80C7FDD5F9888EC

Avibase ID:
  avibase-A80C7FDD

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/A80C7FDD


Taxonomic Serial Number:


EXTINCT

Geographic range:

  • Porphyrio kukwiedei: Extinct. Formerly occurred on New Caledonia
English:
New Caledonian Takahe
Catalan:
Polla blava de Nova Caledònia
German:
Neukaledonien-Purpurhuhn
Spanish:
Calamón de Nueva Caledonia
Spanish (Spain):
Calamón de Nueva Caledonia
Finnish:
uudenkaledoniansulttaanikana
French:
Talève de Nouvelle-Calédonie
Japanese:
ニューカレドニアムラサキバン
Polish:
modrzyk wielki
Russian:
Новокаледонская султанка
Slovak:
sultánka veľká
Serbian:
Sultanka sa Nove Kaledonije (izumrla)
Swedish:
nyakaledonienpurpurhöna


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
New Caledonian Takahe ( Porphyrio kukwiedei)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
New Caledonian Takahe ( Porphyrio kukwiedei)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
New Caledonian Takahe ( Porphyrio kukwiedei)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
New Caledonian Takahe ( Porphyrio kukwiedei)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
New Caledonian Takahe ( Porphyrio kukwiedei)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
New Caledonian Takahe ( Porphyrio kukwiedei)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
New Caledonian Takahe ( Porphyrio kukwiedei)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
New Caledonian Takahe ( Porphyrio kukwiedei)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
New Caledonian Takahe ( Porphyrio kukwiedei)
Birdlife checklist version 00:
New Caledonia Gallinule ( Porphyrio kukwiedei)
Birdlife checklist version 01:
New Caledonia Gallinule ( Porphyrio kukwiedei)
Birdlife checklist version 02:
New Caledonia Gallinule ( Porphyrio kukwiedei)
Birdlife checklist version 03:
New Caledonia Gallinule ( Porphyrio kukwiedei)
Birdlife checklist version 04:
New Caledonia Gallinule ( Porphyrio kukwiedei)
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
New Caledonia Gallinule ( Porphyrio kukwiedei)
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
New Caledonia Gallinule ( Porphyrio kukwiedei)
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
New Caledonia Gallinule ( Porphyrio kukwiedei)
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
New Caledonia Gallinule ( Porphyrio kukwiedei)
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
New Caledonia Gallinule ( Porphyrio kukwiedei)
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
New Caledonia Gallinule ( Porphyrio kukwiedei)
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
New Caledonia Gallinule ( Porphyrio kukwiedei)
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
New Caledonia Gallinule ( Porphyrio kukwiedei)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
New Caledonia Gallinule ( Porphyrio kukwiedei)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
New Caledonia Gallinule ( Porphyrio kukwiedei)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
New Caledonia Gallinule ( Porphyrio kukwiedei)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
New Caledonia Gallinule ( Porphyrio kukwiedei)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
New Caledonia Gallinule ( Porphyrio kukwiedei)
Clements, version 2021:
New Caledonian Gallinule ( Porphyrio kukwiedei)
Clements, version 2022:
New Caledonian Gallinule ( Porphyrio kukwiedei)
Clements, version 2019:
New Caledonian Gallinule ( Porphyrio kukwiedei)
eBird version 2019:
New Caledonian Gallinule ( Porphyrio kukwiedei)
eBird version 2021:
New Caledonian Gallinule ( Porphyrio kukwiedei)
eBird version 2022:
New Caledonian Gallinule ( Porphyrio kukwiedei)
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
New Caledonia Gallinule ( Porphyrio kukwiedei)
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
New Caledonia Gallinule ( Porphyrio kukwiedei)

Taxonomic status:

Species status: fossil species (extinct)

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Catalan: Polla blava de Nova Caledònia
German: Neukaledonien-Purpurhuhn, Neukaledonisches Purpurhuhn
English: New Caledonia Gallinule, New Caledonian gallinule, New Caledonian takahe
English, HBW: New Caledonia Gallinule
English (IOC): New Caledonian Gallinule
English (United States): New Caledonian Gallinule
Esperanto: Kukvidea porfirio, Kukwiede-porfirio, Novkaledonia porfirio
Spanish: Calamón de Nueva Caledonia
Spanish (Spain): Calamón de Nueva Caledonia
Finnish: uudenkaledoniansulttaanikana
French: Talève de Nouvelle Calédonie, Talève de Nouvelle-Calédonie
Japanese: ニューカレドニアムラサキバン
Scientific: Porphyrio kukweidei, Porphyrio kukwiedei, Porphyrio kukwiedi
Polish: modrzyk wielki
Portuguese (Portugal): caimão-da-nova-caledónia
Russian: Новокаледонская султанка
Slovak: sultánka veľká
Serbian: Sultanka sa Nove Kaledonije (izumrla)
Swedish: Kukwiedepurpurhöna, nyakaledonienpurpurhöna, nykaledonsk purpurhöna
Turkish: Yeni Kaledonya sazhorozu

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