Red Rail Aphanapteryx bonasia was endemic to Mauritius
from where it is known from a number of travelers' accounts
and illustrations, and from numerous bones.
It was mentioned to have become rare by Leguat in 1693,
and there were no further reports, so the species, which
was flightless and palatable, was presumably hunted to extinction
Taxonomy Kuina mundyi and Pezocrex herberti are synonyms.
Also called ‘the red rail with a woodcock beak’. This bird
lived exclusively in Mauritius and was a contemporary to
the Dodo. It disappeared at the end of the XVIIth century,
around 1675, probably for the same reasons as the Dodo,
i.e having been decimated not only by human beings but mainly
by the newly introduced predators (rats, dogs, pigs) brought
by the Dutch on the island.