A mid-Pleistocene rail from New Zealand

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Fossil bones of a new genus and species of rail (Aves: Rallidae) are described from one million year old shoreline deposits near Marton, North Island, New Zealand. Associated bones indicate the presence of a specifically indeterminate rail, an indeterminate avian species, and a moa (Aves: Dinornithiformes). These are the first described fossil terrestrial carinates from deposits older than 100,000 years in New Zealand.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)71-78
Number of pages8
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1997
Externally publishedYes


  • Mid-Pleistocene fossils
  • New species
  • New Zealand
  • Rallidae


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