|Scientific Name:||Hypotaenidia pacifica|
|Species Authority:||(Gmelin, 1789)|
Gallirallus pacificus (Gmelin, 1789)
Hypotaenidia pacifica (del Hoyo and Collar 2014) was previously placed in the genus Gallirallus as G. pacificus.
The name ecaudatus or ecaudata, often incorrectly used for this species, in fact refers to Buff-banded Rail H. philippensis (Taylor 1998).
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Extinct ver 3.1|
|Reviewer(s):||Symes, A. & Butchart, S.|
|Facilitator/Compiler(s):||Brooks, T., Khwaja, N. & Mahood, S.|
This species was known from the Society Islands, French Polynesia, but has been driven Extinct by cat and rat predation. It was last recorded on Mehetia in the 1930s.
|Range Description:||Hypotaenidia pacificus is known only from Forster's painting from Tahiti, French Polynesia, in the British Museum (Knox and Walters 1994), from Cook's second voyage in 1773 (Stattersfield et al. 1994), although there were reports from Tahiti until 1844, and from the nearby Mehetia until the 1930s (Bruner 1972).|
Regionally extinct:French Polynesia
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|Habitat and Ecology:||Nothing is known.|
|Major Threat(s):||It was flightless, and its extinction was presumably caused by introduced cats and rats (Bruner 1972).|
|Citation:||BirdLife International 2012. Hypotaenidia pacifica. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 31 January 2015.|
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