Mascarene Coot Fulica newtoni is known from numerous travelers'
reports and bones from Réunion (to France), and also probably
occurred on Mauritius from where there were reports of poule
d'eau, the contemporary name used for the birds on Réunion.
Birds were last reported on Réunion (by Dubois) in 1672,
and on Mauritius (by Leguat) in 1693, and were presumably
hunted to extinction despite the fact that they were “not
good to eat”.