Madagascan wood rail

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Madagascan wood rail
Canirallus kioloides 1868.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Gruiformes
Family: Sarothruridae
Genus: Canirallus
C. kioloides
Binomial name
Canirallus kioloides
(Pucheran, 1845)

Mentocrex kioloides

The Madagascan wood rail (Canirallus kioloides), also known as the kioloides rail, is a species of bird in the family Sarothruridae. It is endemic to forests, often in wet areas, in northern and eastern Madagascar. Until the description of the Tsingy wood rail, it was the only known species of Canirallus in Madagascar.

Evidence from the loci of the species Amaurornis olivieri suggests that the Canirallus kioloides had signs of polymorphism.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Canirallus kioloides". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.


  1. ^ Brede, Edward G. “PCR Primers for Microsatellite Loci in a Madagascan Bird.” Shibboleth Authentication Request, Springer Netherlands, 13 Feb. 2010,