Tsingy wood rail

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Tsingy wood rail
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Gruiformes
Family: Sarothruridae
Genus: Canirallus
C. beankaensis
Binomial name
Canirallus beankaensis
Goodman, Raherilalao & Block, 2011

Mentocrex beankaensis

The Tsingy wood rail (Canirallus beankaensis) is a species of bird in the family Sarothruridae that only was scientifically described in 2011.[2]

It is endemic to areas with dry deciduous forest and limestone karst in the lowlands of west-central Madagascar. It is larger than the Madagascan wood rail, and also differs in the colour of the throat, moustachial stripe and region near the eyes.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2013). "Canirallus beankaensis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  2. ^ 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.