Samoan Moorhen Pareudiastes pacificus

Family: Rallidae (Rails, Gallinules, Coots)

Authority: Hartlaub & Finsch, 1871

Red List Category

Criteria: D

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Justification of Red List category
This species has not been seen since 1873, and is likely to have been extirpated by introduced cats, rats, pigs and dogs, compounded by hunting. Although recent intensive surveys have found no evidence of the species, it is plausible that a tiny remaining population persists, and it is retained as Critically Endangered.

Population size: 1-49

Population trend: Unknown

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 1 km2

Country endemic: Yes

Land-mass type - oceanic island
Realm - Oceanic
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Pareudiastes pacificus. Downloaded from on 30/05/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 30/05/2023.