Porzana – Genus

Porzana is a genus of birds with a global distribution.

Living species

Extinct species

  • Porzana palmeri Frohawk, 1892 – Laysan Rail, (1944)Sora (Porzana carolina)
  • Porzana sandwichensis Gmelin, 1789 – Hawaiian Rail, (c.1890)
  • Porzana monasaKosrae Island Crake, (c. mid-late 19th century)
  • Porzana nigra J. F. Miller, 1784 – Miller’s Rail, (18th century) only known by two paintings
  • Porzana astrictocarpus Olson, 1973 – Saint Helena Crake, (early 16th century)
  • Porzana ralphorum Olson, 1973 – Great Oʻahu Crake, (prehistoric)
  • Porzana severnsi Olson, 1973 – Great Maui Crake (prehistoric)
  • Porzana rua – Mangaia Crake (prehistoric)
  • Porzana menehune – Liliput Crake (prehistoric)
  • Porzana ziegleri – Small Oʻahu Crake (prehistoric)
  • Porzana keplerorum – Small Maui Crake (prehistoric)
  • Porzana estramosi – (Sajóvölgyi Middle? – Late Miocene of Hungary)
  • Porzana piercei – (Shore Hills Late Pleistocene of Bermuda, W Atlantic)
  • Porzana cf. flaviventer (Bermuda, West Atlantic)
  • Easter Island Crake, Porzana sp. (prehistoric)
  • Great Big Island Crake, Porzana sp. (prehistoric)
  • Great Kauaʻi Crake, Porzana sp. (prehistoric)
  • Huahine Crake, Porzana sp. (prehistoric)
  • Mangaia Crake #2, Porzana sp. (prehistoric)
  • Marquesas Crake, Porzana sp. (prehistoric)
  • Marianas Crake, Porzana sp. (prehistoric) – possibly 2 species
  • Medium Kauaʻi Crake, Porzana sp. (prehistoric)
  • Medium Maui Crake, Porzana sp. (prehistoric)
  • Small Big Island Crake, Porzana sp. (prehistoric)