Bonaparte, Charles Lucian, 1803-1857 / American ornithology, or, The natural history of birds inhabiting the United States, not given by Wilson : with figures drawn, engraved, and coloured, from nature
Yellow-breasted rail. Rallus noveboracensis. Plate XXVII. Fig. 2, pp. 136-142 ff.
136 9 I YELLOW- RSLLUS NOVEBORuaCENSIS. Plate XXVII. Fig. 2. Gaffinula noveboracnswi, LATH. Ind. II, p. 771, sp. 16. Filica noveboracensis, GMEL. Sy8t. I, p. 701, sp. 15. .allus ruficollis, VImILL. Gal. Ois. II, p. 168, p1. 266. (A bad figure.) Rallus noveboracensie, NOB. Cat. birds U S. ID. Syn. sp. 273. ID. Sp. comp. 8p. Phil. 212. Perdix hudoonica? LATH. Ind. II, p. 655, sp. 41. Le Rale varii a gorge rousse, VIEILL. NouV. Diet. XVIII, p. 556. Yellow-breasted Gallinule, LATH. Syn. III, p. 262, sp. 15. ID. Gen. ffwt. IX, p. 419, Sp. 30. PENN. Act. Zool. II, sp. 410. Hudeonian Quail? LATH. Ind. Orn. Suppl. p. 224. ID, Gen. lust. VIII, p. 330, sp. 72. American Museum, at New York. The genus Rail, and that of the Gallinules, are so closely related, that many authors have either confounded them together, or by their various definitions and acceptations made them to interfere with each other. Thus, for Latham, Temminck, and others, the Short-billed Rails, among which ranks the present species, are Gallinules, although they want that obvious character upon which Linne founded his natural, though too much extended group Fulica, and which we also, with Vieillot and others, adopt as its best representative character, namely, the naked frontal clypeus. The genus Rail is therefore very comprehensive and numerous in species, which are spread over all the globe, and may with propriety be divided into two subgenera or groups, the first of which will contain the Long-billed species, under the more restricted name of Rallus, containing the true Ralli of all
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