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A Black Rail from Junín, central Peru: Laterallus jamaicensis tuerosi ssp. n. (Aves: Rallidae)

Fjeldså, J. 1983.
A Black Rail from Junín, central Peru: Laterallus jamaicensis tuerosi ssp. n. (Aves: Rallidae).
Steenstrupia, 8: 277–282.

Abstract

Laterallus jamaicensis tuerosi n. ssp. is described from the Lake Junín border marshes. The taxon currently denoted Laterallus spilonotus is ranked as a subspecies of L. jamaicensis.

Notes

Handbook of the Birds of the World now lists this as a species:
Junin Rail (Laterallus tuerosi)

Names

French: Râle du Junin;
German: Juninralle;
Spanish: Polluela del Junín.
Other common names: Junin Crake

Taxonomy

Laterallus jamaicensis tuerosi Fjeldså, 1983, Lake Junín.

Normally treated as a race of L. jamaicensis, but differs in having: plain rufous vs. black-and-white-barred undertail-coverts; pale (not dark) legs; heavily barred vs. lightly white-dotted upperparts; and different voice from that of North American taxa, although further comparisons with South American taxa required. Monotypic.

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