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Pardirallus

Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Aves
Subclassis: Carinatae
Infraclassis: Neornithes
Parvclassis: Neognathae
Ordo: Gruiformes
Familia: Rallidae
Genus: Pardirallus
Species: P. maculatus - P. nigricans - P. sanguinolentus

Name

Pardirallus Bonaparte, 1856

Pardirallus is a genus of bird in the rail family, Rallidae. It contains three species found in marshland in South and Central America and the West Indies.[2] They are 25-38 cm long and have a long greenish bill and reddish legs. The Spotted Rail is blackish-brown with white markings while the other two are brown above and dark grey below.[2]

It contains the following species:

* Spotted Rail (Pardirallus maculatus)
* Blackish Rail (Pardirallus nigricans)
* Plumbeous Rail (Pardirallus sanguinolentus)

References

1. ^ Peterson, Alan P. (2002). "Zoonomen". http://www.zoonomen.net. Retrieved 9 January 2010.
2. ^ a b Taylor, Barry & Ber van Perlo (1998). Rails: A Guide to the Rails, Crakes, Gallinules and Coots of the World. Sussex: Pica Press.

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