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Object: Chatham Island Rail, Cabalus modestus (Hutton, 1872); syntype of Rallus modestus Hutton, 1872

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Registration Number OR.001371
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Gruiformes
Family Rallidae
Scientific name Cabalus modestus (Hutton, 1872), Rallus modestus Hutton, 1872
Type status , syntype
Identified by Hutton, Frederick Wollaston
Identified date 1872
Common / Maori name Chatham Island Rail, Matirakahu
Country collected New Zealand
Region collected Chatham Islands
Precise locality Mangere Island (Pitt Island)
Collected by Travers, Henry
Date collected Jan 1872
Section Birds

Syntype of Chatham Island rail (Cabalus modestus), downy chick collected onMangere Island, Chatham Islands byHenry Travers inJanuary 1872. The whereabouts of the two other syntype specimens is unknown.

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