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St. Helena Crake Atlantisia podarces Scientific name definitions

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Version: 1.0 — Published March 4, 2020
Text last updated January 1, 2014

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Systematics History

Sometimes placed in genus Aphanocrex, but close enough to Atlantisia to be included within it (1). Monotypic.


Presumably became extinct soon after the discovery of the island in 1502, when settlers brought with them predatory mammals.


St Helena, in S Atlantic Ocean.
Distribution of the St. Helena Crake
  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding
Distribution of the St. Helena Crake

Recommended Citation

(2020). St. Helena Crake (Atlantisia podarces), version 1.0. In Birds of the World (J. del Hoyo, A. Elliott, J. Sargatal, D. A. Christie, and E. de Juana, Editors). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.