Galapagos Species Database

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Gallinula galeata (Lichtenstein, 1818)

Gallareta Común, Gallinula, Common Gallinule, Moorhen

Gallinula chloropus Linnaeus, 1758, Isabela Island, Galapagos. Photo: Paul McFarling, CDF, 2002.
Gallinula chloropus Linnaeus, 1758, Isabela Island, Galapagos. Photo: Paul McFarling, CDF, 2002.

Taxonomy

Domain
Eukaryota

Kingdom
Animalia

Phylum
Chordata

Class
Aves

Order
Gruiformes

Family
Rallidae

Genus
Gallinula

Species
galeata

Taxon category: Accepted

Syn.: Gallinula chloropus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Taxon origin: Native

Status

Near threatened

Distribution

Distribution: Common on lagoons throughout the archipelago.

References

  • Wiedenfeld, D.A. (2006) Aves, the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador. Check List 2006 2(2): 1-27.
  • Jiménez-Uzcátegui, G. Milstead, B., Márquez, C., Zabala, J., Buitrón, P., Llerena, A., et al. (2007) Galapagos vertebrates: endangered status and conservation actions. Galapagos Report 2006–2007. Charles Darwin Foundation, Puerto Ayora, p. 104–110.
  • Harris, M.P. (1973) The Galápagos avifauna. Condor 75(3): 265-278.
  • Swarth, H.S. (1931) The Avifauna of the Galapagos Islands. Occ. Pap. Calif. Acad. Sci. 18: 1-299.
  • Hickin, N. (1979) Animal life of the Galapagos. Ferundune Books, Faringdon, U.K., 236 pp.
  • Bisconti, M. Landini, W., Bianucci, G., Cantalamessa, G., Carnevale, G. Ragaini, L. & Valleri, G. (2001) Biogeographic relationships of the Galapagos terrestrial biota: parsimony analyses of endemicity based on reptiles, land birds and Scalesia land plants. J. Biogeogr. 28: 495-510.
  • Freile, J.F. Santander, T., Jiménez-Uzcátegui, G., Carrasco, L., Cisneros-Heredia, D., Guevara, E., Sánchez-Nivicela, M., Tinoco, B. (2019) Lista Roja de las aves del Ecuador Quito, Ecuador. 97 pp.
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"Galapagos Species Database, Gallinula galeata", dataZone. Charles Darwin Foundation, https://datazone.darwinfoundation.org/en/checklist/?species=5090. Accessed 25 May 2024.