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Sarcidornis Mauritianus - Mascarene Swan
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Description

Scientific Name

Sarcidiornis mauritania

English Name

Mascarene Swan

Local English Name

 

French Name

 

Local French Name

 

Creole Name

 

Habitat

aquatic island swamp/forest

Geographic Range

Mascarene Islands

Status

Extinct , Last observed Reunion 1670, Mauritius 1668

First Description

 

 
Classification

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Phylum
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Class
Sub class
Super order
Order
Family
Sub-Family
Genus
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Animalia
Chordata
Vertebrata
Aves



Anseriformes
Anatinae

Sarcidiornis mauritania

 

last observed by P. Dubois ca. 1670 on Reunion Island, and by J. Marshall ca. 1668 on Mauritius

herbivore endemic to Mascarene Islands

fossil specimens in London

disappeared after introduction of rats, cats, and pigs; declined with deforestation and probably also hunted.

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. Extinct Birds

Index
Dodo
Blue Pigeon
Broad-billed Parrot
Grey Parrot
Mascarene Coot
Mauritian Duck
Mauritius Owl
Mascarene Swan
Mauritius Night Heron
Red Rail
Bourbon Crested Starling

Rodrigues Solitaire
Rodrigues Night Heron
Rodrigues Little Owl
Rodrigues Owl
Newton's Parakeet
Rodrigues Parrot
Rodrigues Pigeon
Rodrigues Rail
Rodrigues Starling

 

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. References

BFuller, E. Extinct Birds of the World QL676.8.F85 1987 ISBN 0-8160-1833-2 p.48
Greenway, J. C. Extinct and Vanishing Birds of the World QL676.7.G7 1967 p.114

 

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N.C. Heywood

 

 

 

 

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