Canirallus

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Canirallus
Canirallus kioloides 1868.jpg
Canirallus kioloides
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Gruiformes
Family: Rallidae
Genus: Canirallus
Bonaparte, 1856
Species

3, see text

Canirallus is a genus of bird in the rail family, Rallidae. This genus includes one species from wet forests in West and Middle Africa, and two species from forests in Madagascar.

Species[edit]

The two species from Madagascar are sometimes placed in the genus Mentocrex instead, leaving Canirallus for only the grey-throated rail.

References[edit]

  • Goodman, Raherilalao & Block (2011). Patterns of morphological and genetic variation in the Mentocrex kioloides complex (Aves: Gruiformes: Rallidae) from Madagascar, with the description of a new species. Zootaxa 2776: 49–60.