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Black-banded Crake Anurolimnas fasciatus

  • Order: Gruiformes
  • Family: Rallidae
  • Monotypic
  • Authors: Thomas S. Schulenberg and Guy M. Kirwan


Geographic Variation


Related Species

The systematric relationships of the Black-banded Crake are unresolved. It was described as Porzana fasciata (Sclater and Salvin 1867), but later transfered to the genus Anurolimnas (Sharpe 1894). Peters (1934), using the species name hauxwelli, moved this species to Laterallus, a genus that the Black-banded Crake resembles vocally. The molt pattern, however, is more similar to that of genus Anurolimnas.

Recommended Citation

Schulenberg, T. S. and G. M. Kirwan (2011). Black-banded Crake (Anurolimnas fasciatus), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.