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Necropsittacus rodericanus - Rodrigues Parrot
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Description

Scientific Name

Necropsittacus rodericanus

English Name

Rodrigues Parrot

Local English Name

 

French Name

 

Local French Name

 

Creole Name

 

Habitat

Terrestrial

Geographic Range

Rodrigues

Status

Extinct, last mention 1761

First Description

Milne-Edwards), 1867

 
Classification

Kingdom
Phylum
Sub phylum
Class
Sub class
Super order
Order
Family
Sub-Family
Genus
Species

Animalia
Chordata
Vertebrata
Aves


Psittaciformes
Psittacidae


Necropsittacus rodericanus

 

Rodrigues Parrot Necropsittacus rodericanus is known from Rodrigues, Mauritius, from several early travelers' reports and a number of subfossil bones. Pingré wrote the last report in 1763 based on observations from 1761, and the species was presumably hunted to extinction soon after.

Taxonomy A red-and-green parrot known from vague historical accounts from Réunion was described as N. borbonicus, but there is no evidence that this form differed from N. rodericanus. If the parrot existed, it must have become extinct by about 1680. Another taxon, N. francicus, is certainly invalid, being based on reports from Réunion.

. . .
. 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

 

. . .
. References

1. Cheke (1987).
2. Cowles (1987).
3. Forshaw and Cooper (1989).
4. Rothschild (1907).

BirdLife International. 2000. Threatened Birds of the World. Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International, Barcelona, Spain and Cambridge, UK.

 

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IUCN Red List
Birdlife International

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