Paragallinula: Ornithologists Describe New Bird Genus
Jan 2, 2016 by Enrico de Lazaro
An international team of ornithologists from Sweden and New Zealand has described a new genus for a bird species called the lesser moorhen.
“The generic name is derived from the Greek para (beside) and the Latin gallinula (a little hen or chicken),” Dr Sangster and co-authors wrote in a paper in the European Journal of Taxonomy.
“It denotes the resemblance of P. angulata to species of Gallinula but highlights that they are independent evolutionary lineages.”