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Samoan Moorhen

Pareudiastes pacificus (Hartlaub & Finsch, 1871)

The Samoan Wood Rail (Gallinula pacifica), also known as Samoan Moorhen, is a nearly flightless rail endemic to the Samoan island of Savai'i, and probably extinct. As it has evolved adaptations for a more terrestrial lifestyle and at least partly nocturnal habits, it is probably better placed in a distinct genus, Pareudiastes (which sometimes includes the more distinct Makira Wood Rail too), but this issue has not yet been thoroughly researched. It was known as puna'e ("one that jumps up") to the native Samoans; this was said to relate to the bird's habit of making a jumping dash into cover when startled from its resting place. Source: Wikipedia

Order:
  Gruiformes
Family:
  Rallidae
Genus:
  Pareudiastes

Scientific:
  Pareudiastes pacificus

Citation:
  (Hartlaub & Finsch, 1871)

Reference:
  PZS Pt1 p.25 pl.2

Protonym:
  Pareudiastes pacificus

Avibase ID:
  B24640E201A2A6C0

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/B24640E2

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 560146


CRITICALLY ENDANGERED

Geographic range:

  • Pareudiastes pacificus: Formerly Sava'i I. (w Samoa). Extinct; last reported 1873
English:
Samoan Moorhen
Czech:
slípka samojská
German:
Samoapfuhlhuhn
Danish:
Samoarørhøne
Spanish:
Gallineta de Samoa
Finnish:
samoanliejukana
French:
Gallinule punaé
Italian:
Gallinella delle Samoa
Japanese:
samoaoguroban
Japanese:
サモアオグロバン
Dutch:
Samoawaterhoen
Norwegian:
Samoasivhøne
Polish:
kokoszka zóltodzioba
Russian:
Самоанская камышница
Slovak:
sliepočka žltočelá
Swedish:
samoarörhöna
Ukrainian:
Курочка самоанська
Chinese:
萨摩亚水鸡


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Samoan Moorhen ( Pareudiastes pacificus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Samoan Moorhen ( Gallinula pacifica)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Samoan Moorhen ( Gallinula pacifica)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Samoan Moorhen ( Pareudiastes pacificus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Samoan Moorhen ( Pareudiastes pacificus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Samoan Moorhen ( Pareudiastes pacificus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Samoan Moorhen ( Pareudiastes pacificus)
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Samoan Moorhen ( Gallinula pacifica)
Birdlife checklist version 01:
Samoan Moorhen ( Gallinula pacifica)
Birdlife checklist version 02:
Samoan Moorhen ( Gallinula pacifica)
Birdlife checklist version 03:
Samoan Moorhen ( Gallinula pacifica)
Birdlife checklist version 04:
Samoan Moorhen ( Gallinula pacifica)
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
Samoan Moorhen ( Gallinula pacifica)
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
Samoan Moorhen ( Gallinula pacifica)
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
Samoan Moorhen ( Gallinula pacifica)
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
Samoan Moorhen ( Gallinula pacifica)
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Samoan Moorhen ( Pareudiastes pacificus)
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
Samoan Moorhen ( Pareudiastes pacificus)
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Samoan Moorhen ( Pareudiastes pacificus)
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Samoan Moorhen ( Pareudiastes pacificus)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Samoan Moorhen ( Pareudiastes pacificus)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Samoan Moorhen ( Pareudiastes pacificus)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Gallinule punaé ( Gallinula pacifica)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Gallinule punaé ( Gallinula pacifica)
Clements 1st edition:
Samoan Wood Rail ( Pareudiastes pacificus)
Clements 3rd edition:
Red-billed Rail ( Pareudiastes pacificus)
Clements 4th edition:
Samoan Moorhen ( Gallinula pacifica)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
Samoan Moorhen ( Gallinula pacifica)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
Samoan Moorhen ( Gallinula pacifica)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
Samoan Moorhen ( Gallinula pacifica)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
Samoan Moorhen ( Gallinula pacifica)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Samoan Moorhen ( Gallinula pacifica)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Samoan Moorhen ( Gallinula pacifica)
Clements, version 2015:
Samoan Moorhen ( Gallinula pacifica)
Clements, version 2016:
Samoan Moorhen ( Gallinula pacifica)
Clements, version 2017:
Samoan Moorhen ( Gallinula pacifica)
Clements, version 2018:
Samoan Moorhen ( Gallinula pacifica)
Clements, version 2019:
Samoan Moorhen ( Gallinula pacifica)
eBird version 1.50:
Samoan Moorhen ( Gallinula pacifica)
eBird version 1.52:
Samoan Moorhen ( Gallinula pacifica)
eBird version 1.53:
Samoan Moorhen ( Gallinula pacifica)
eBird version 1.54:
Samoan Moorhen ( Gallinula pacifica)
eBird version 1.55:
Samoan Moorhen ( Gallinula pacifica)
eBird version 2015:
Samoan Moorhen ( Gallinula pacifica)
eBird version 2016:
Samoan Moorhen ( Gallinula pacifica)
eBird version 2017:
Samoan Moorhen ( Gallinula pacifica)
eBird version 2018:
Samoan Moorhen ( Gallinula pacifica)
eBird version 2019:
Samoan Moorhen ( Gallinula pacifica)
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Samoan Wood Rail ( Gallinula pacifica)
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
Samoan Wood Rail ( Gallinula pacifica)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Samoan Woodhen ( Gallinula pacifica)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Samoan Woodhen ( Gallinula pacifica)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Samoan Woodhen ( Gallinula pacifica)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Samoan Woodhen ( Gallinula pacifica)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Samoan Woodhen ( Gallinula pacifica)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Samoan Woodhen ( Gallinula pacifica)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Samoan Woodhen ( Gallinula pacifica)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Samoan Woodhen ( Gallinula pacifica)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Samoan Woodhen ( Gallinula pacifica)
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Samoan Woodhen ( Pareudiastes pacificus)
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Samoan Woodhen ( Pareudiastes pacificus)
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Samoan Moorhen ( Pareudiastes pacificus)
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Samoan Moorhen ( Pareudiastes pacificus)
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Samoan Moorhen ( Pareudiastes pacificus)
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Samoan Moorhen ( Pareudiastes pacificus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
Samoan Woodhen ( Gallinula pacifica)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
Samoan Woodhen ( Gallinula pacifica)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
Samoan Woodhen ( Gallinula pacifica)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
Samoan Woodhen ( Gallinula pacifica)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
Samoan Woodhen ( Gallinula pacifica)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
Samoan Woodhen ( Gallinula pacifica)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
Samoan Woodhen ( Gallinula pacifica)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
Samoan Woodhen ( Gallinula pacifica)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
Samoan Woodhen ( Gallinula pacifica)
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
Samoan Woodhen ( Gallinula pacifica)
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
Samoan Woodhen ( Gallinula pacifica)
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
Samoan Woodhen ( Gallinula pacifica)
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
Samoan Woodhen ( Gallinula pacifica)
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
Samoan Woodhen ( Gallinula pacifica)
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
Samoan Woodhen ( Gallinula pacifica)
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
Samoan Woodhen ( Gallinula pacifica)
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
Samoan Woodhen ( Gallinula pacifica)
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
Samoan Woodhen ( Gallinula pacifica)
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
Samoan Woodhen ( Gallinula pacifica)
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
Samoan Woodhen ( Gallinula pacifica)
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
Samoan Woodhen ( Gallinula pacifica)
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
Samoan Woodhen ( Gallinula pacifica)
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Samoan Woodhen ( Gallinula pacifica)
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
Samoan Woodhen ( Gallinula pacifica)
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Red-billed Rail ( Pareudiastes pacificus)
James Lee Peters:
Pareudiastes pacificus
James Lee Peters (original):
Pareudiastes pacificus
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
Pareudiastes pacificus
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Samoan Moorhen ( Gallinula pacifica)
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Samoan Moorhen ( Gallinula pacifica)
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
Samoan Moorhen ( Gallinula pacifica)
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Gallinula pacifica
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Gallinula pacifica

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Other synonyms


Catalan: Polla de Samoa
Czech: Slípka samojská
Danish: Samoarørhøne
German: Samoapfuhlhuhn
English: Red-billed Rail, Samoan Gallinule, Samoan Moorhen, Samoan Wood Rail, Samoan Woodhen, Tahiti rail
English (IOC): Samoan Woodhen
Spanish: Gallereta de Somoa, Gallineta de Samoa
Spanish (Spain): Gallineta de Samoa
Spanish (HBW): Samoan Moorhen
Estonian: samoa metstait
Finnish: Samoanliejukana
French: Gallinule punaé, Poule de Samoa
Hungarian: szamoai vízityúk
Italian: Gallinella d'acqua di Samoa, Gallinella delle Samoa
Japanese: samoaoguroban
Japanese: サモアオグロバン
Scientific: Gallinula pacifica, Pareudiastes pacificus
Lithuanian: Samoa miškinė vištelė
Dutch: Samoawaterhoen, Samoa-waterhoen
Norwegian: Samoasivhøne
Polish: kokoszka zóltodzioba, kokoszka żółtodzioba
Russian: Самоанская камышница
Slovak: sliepočka žltočelá
Serbian: Samoanska barska kokica
Swedish: Samoarörhöna
Ukrainian: Курочка самоанська
Chinese: 萨摩亚水鸡
Chinese (Traditional): 薩摩亞水雞

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