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King, Mexican or Ridgway's Rail

Rallus [elegans, tenuirostris or obsoletus] (= Rallus elegans) Audubon, 1834

The king rail is a waterbird, the largest North American rail. Source: Wikipedia




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Classification
Order:
  Gruiformes
Family:
  Rallidae
Genus:
   Rallus
Scientific:
  Rallus elegans


Original description

Citation:
  Audubon, 1834

Reference:
  BirdsAm. p.27

Protonym:
  Rallus elegans

Link:
  https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/33237459


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  B639E81F81DE9C9E

Avibase ID:
  avibase-B639E81F

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/B639E81F


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 176207

Geographic range:

  • Rallus obsoletus obsoletus: N California (Humboldt Bay to Monterey Bay)
  • Rallus obsoletus levipes: S Calif. (Santa Barbara) to Baja Calif. (Scammon's Lagoon)
  • Rallus obsoletus beldingi: W Mexico (s Baja from Magdalena Bay to Espírito Santo I.)
  • Rallus elegans elegans: E Canada and ne US; winters to e Mexico
  • Rallus elegans ramsdeni: Cuba and Isle of Pines
  • Rallus tenuirostris: Central Mexico
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English:
King, Mexican or Ridgway's Rail
French:
Râle élégant, R. du Mexique ou R. de Californie


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
King, Mexican or Ridgway's Rail ( Rallus [elegans, tenuirostris or obsoletus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
King, Mexican or Ridgway's Rail ( Rallus [elegans, tenuirostris or obsoletus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
King, Mexican or Ridgway's Rail ( Rallus [elegans, tenuirostris or obsoletus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
King, Mexican or Ridgway's Rail ( Rallus [elegans, tenuirostris or obsoletus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
King, Mexican or Ridgway's Rail ( Rallus [elegans, tenuirostris or obsoletus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
King, Mexican or Ridgway's Rail ( Rallus [elegans, tenuirostris or obsoletus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
King, Mexican or Ridgway's Rail ( Rallus [elegans, tenuirostris or obsoletus])
Peters' Check-list of the Birds:
Rallus elegans
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (original):
Rallus elegans
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (2nd edition):
Rallus elegans

Taxonomic status:

Species status: species (alt)

This taxon is a subspecies of Rallus [longirostris, crepitans, obsoletus, wetmorei, elegans or tenuirostris]

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Other synonyms


Catalan: Rascló elegant
Czech: chřástal královský
Danish: Kongerikse
German: Königsralle
English: King, Mexican or Ridgway's Rail
Esperanto: Eleganta ralo
Spanish: Rascón Elegante
Spanish (Cuba): Gallinuela de Agua Dulce
Spanish (Mexico): Rascón real
Estonian: suur-klaperruik
Finnish: ruosteluhtakana
French: Râle élégant, Râle élégant, R. du Mexique ou R. de Californie
Hungarian: királyguvat
Italian: Rallo re
Japanese (romaji): ousamakuina
Japanese: オウサマクイナ
Scientific: Rallus [elegans, tenuirostris or obsoletus], Rallus elegans, Rallus elegans elegans
Lithuanian: Karališkoji vandeninė vištelė
Dutch: Koningsral
Norwegian: Kongerikse
Polish: wodnik królewski
Portuguese: Saracura-real
Russian: Королевский пастушок
Slovak: chriašteľ kráľovský
Swedish: Kungsrall
Ukrainian: Пастушок королівський
Chinese: 王秧鸡
Chinese (Traditional): 王秧雞

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