Canirallus kioloides
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Gruiformes
Family: Rallidae
Genus: Canirallus
Bonaparte 1856

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Canirallus is a genus of bird in the rail family, Rallidae. This genus includes one species from wet forests in West and Middle Africa, and two species from forests in Madagascar.


The two species from Madagascar are sometimes placed in the genus Mentocrex instead, leaving Canirallus for only the Grey-throated Rail.


  • Goodman, Raherilalao & Block (2011). Patterns of morphological and genetic variation in the Mentocrex kioloides complex (Aves: Gruiformes: Rallidae) from Madagascar, with the description of a new species. Zootaxa 2776: 49–60.