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.