Laterallus

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Laterallus
Laterallus jamaicensis USGS.jpg
Laterallus jamaicensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Gruiformes
Family: Rallidae
Genus: Laterallus
G.R. Gray, 1855
Species

9, see text

Laterallus is a genus of birds in the rail family Rallidae. These small, relatively short-billed terrestrial rails are found among dense vegetation near water in the Neotropics, although a single species, the black rail, also occurs in the United States.

Species[edit]

References[edit]

Taylor, B., & B. van Perlo (1998). Rails – A Guide to the Rails, Crakes, Gallinules and Coots of the World. ISBN 1-873403-59-3