We isolated 76 microsatellite loci from the Sakalava rail (Amaurornis olivieri) genome. These were tested in 30 individuals from six sites (in three regions) across the species' range in Madagascar. Thirty-four of the 76 loci produced unambiguous polymorphic markers, with mean H-e = 0.544 (range 0.0678-0.885), mean H-o = 0.430 (range 0.0400-0.767) and mean N-a = 4.59 (range 2-10). In addition, we tested all primers for amplification in the Wood rail, Canirallus kioloides (N = 3) and the Bemaraha rail, Canirallus sp. nov (N = 3). Twelve of the loci produced successful amplification with eight loci showing polymorphism.
- Amaurornis olivieri Canirallus kioloides