Tsingy Wood-rail Mentocrex beankaensis

Family: Rallidae (Rails, Gallinules, Coots)

Authority: (Goodman, 2011)

Red List Category

Criteria: B1b(iii)

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Justification of Red List category
This newly-described species has been assessed as Near Threatened on the basis that it has a very small range and probably has a small population, with continuing declines inferred to be taking place in the quality of habitat and in the number of mature individuals, but with no information on the sub-population structure or evidence to suggest that the population is severely fragmented or restricted to a few locations.

Population size: 2500-9999

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 5,400 km2

Country endemic: Yes

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Species factsheet: Mentocrex beankaensis. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 27/09/2021. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2021) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 27/09/2021.