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Rufous-necked Wood-Rail Aramides axillaris

  • Order: Gruiformes
  • Family: Rallidae
  • Monotypic
  • Authors: Emma Boyer


Geographic Variation

Aramides axillaris is monotypic.

Related Species

Described as Aramides axillaris Lawrence 1863; type locality Barranquilla, Colombia

Phylogenetic analysis of DNA sequence data (from both mitochondrial and nuclear genes) confirms that the genus Aramides is monophyletic (based on a sample of four out of the seven species of the genus), and that axillaris may be sister to Aramides mangle (Little Wood-Rail) (Garcia-R. et al. 2014). The genus Aramides in turn is sister to Amaurolimnas concolor (Uniform Crake); the two genera are sister to a clade composed of Pardirallus, Neocrex, and "Porzana" albicollis (Ash-throated Crake) (Garcia-R. et al. 2014).

Recommended Citation

Boyer, E. (2014). Rufous-necked Wood-Rail (Aramides axillaris), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.