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Samoan Moorhen

Gallinula pacifica (Hartlaub, KJG; Finsch, FHO 1871)

The Samoan woodhen, also known as Samoan wood rail, is a nearly flightless rail endemic to the Samoan island of Savai'i that has been considered Critically Endangered, and possibly 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, but this issue has not yet been thoroughly researched. It was known as puna'e 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

Classification
Order:
  Gruiformes
Family:
  Rallidae
Genus:
   Gallinula
Scientific:
  Gallinula pacifica


Original description

Citation:
  (Hartlaub, KJG; Finsch, FHO 1871)

Reference:
   Proc. Zool. Soc. London Part 1 p.25 pl.2

Protonym:
  Pareudiastes pacificus

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/28553817


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  B24640E201A2A6C0

Avibase ID:
  avibase-B24640E2

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


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 560146


CRITICALLY ENDANGERED

Geographic range:

  • Gallinula pacifica: Formerly Sava'i I. (w Samoa). Extinct; last reported 1873
English:
Samoan Moorhen
Catalan:
Polla de Samoa
Czech:
slípka samojská
Danish:
Samoarørhøne
German:
Samoateichhuhn
Spanish:
Gallineta de Samoa
Spanish (Spain):
Gallineta de Samoa
Finnish:
samoanliejukana
French:
Gallinule punaé
Croatian:
samoanska mlakuša
Hungarian:
szamoai vízityúk
Italian:
Gallinella delle Samoa
Japanese (romaji):
samoaoguroban
Japanese:
サモアオグロバン
Lithuanian:
Samoa miškinė vištelė
Dutch:
Samoawaterhoen
Norwegian:
Samoasivhøne
Polish:
kokoszka żółtodzioba
Portuguese:
galinha-de-água-da-samoa
Russian:
Самоанская камышница
Slovak:
sliepočka žltočelá
Serbian:
Samoanska barska kokica (izumrla)
Swedish:
samoarörhöna
Ukrainian:
Курочка самоанська
Chinese:
萨摩亚水鸡
Chinese (Traditional):
薩摩亞水雞


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Samoan Moorhen ( Gallinula pacifica)
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)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Samoan Moorhen ( Pareudiastes pacificus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Samoan Moorhen ( Gallinula pacifica)
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)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
Samoan Moorhen ( Pareudiastes pacificus)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
Samoan Moorhen ( Pareudiastes pacificus)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
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, version 2021:
Samoan Moorhen ( Gallinula pacifica)
Clements, version 2022:
Samoan Moorhen ( Gallinula pacifica)
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)
eBird version 2021:
Samoan Moorhen ( Gallinula pacifica)
eBird version 2022:
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 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 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)
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
Samoan Woodhen ( Gallinula pacifica)
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.2:
Samoan Woodhen ( Gallinula pacifica)
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
Samoan Woodhen ( Gallinula pacifica)
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
Samoan Woodhen ( Gallinula pacifica)
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
Samoan Woodhen ( Gallinula pacifica)
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.2:
Samoan Woodhen ( Gallinula pacifica)
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Red-billed Rail ( Pareudiastes pacificus)
Peters' Check-list of the Birds:
Pareudiastes pacificus
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (original):
Pareudiastes pacificus
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (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, Birds of the World Version 2.0:
Samoan Moorhen ( Gallinula pacifica)
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
Samoan Woodhen ( Gallinula pacifica)
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.02:
Samoan Woodhen ( Gallinula pacifica)
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Gallinula pacifica
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Gallinula pacifica

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Bengali: ঳ামভায়ান কাঠচঝচি , ঳ামভায়ান কাঠ-চঝচি
Bengali (transliteration): sāmōẏāna kāṭhajhilli, sāmōẏāna kāṭha-jhilli
Catalan: Polla de Samoa
Czech: Slípka samojská
Danish: Samoarørhøne
German: Samoapfuhlhuhn, Samoateichhuhn
English: Red-billed Rail, Samoan Gallinule, Samoan Moorhen, Samoan Wood Rail, Samoan Woodhen, Tahiti rail
English, HBW: Samoan Moorhen
English (IOC): Samoan Woodhen
English (United States): Samoan Moorhen
Esperanto: Pacifika galinolo
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
Croatian: samoanska mlakuša
Hungarian: szamoai vízityúk
Italian: Gallinella d'acqua di Samoa, Gallinella delle Samoa
Japanese (romaji): 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
Portuguese: galinha-de-água-da-samoa
Portuguese (Portugal): galinha-d'água-de-samoa
Russian: Самоанская камышница
Slovak: sliepočka žltočelá
Serbian: Samoanska barska kokica, Samoanska barska kokica (izumrla)
Swedish: Samoarörhöna
Turkish: Samoa sutavuğu
Ukrainian: Курочка самоанська
Chinese: 萨摩亚水鸡
Chinese (Traditional): 薩摩亞水雞

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