P. L. Sclater and Salvin, 1868,
Pebas, Ucayali River, Peru.
Sometimes placed in Laterallus, which it resembles in voice, but differs in pattern of primary moult, which is similar to that of Rufirallus castaneiceps; alternatively sometimes placed in Anurolimnas. Specific name formerly given as hauxwelli, a replacement supplied by original describers, as fasciata wrongly thought to be preoccupied by Rallina fasciata. Monotypic.
S & SE Colombia S to E Ecuador and E Peru, and E across W Amazonian Brazil to R Purus.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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