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Description

Scientific Name

Necropsar rodericanus
Fregulupus roderanicus

English Name

Rodrigues Starling

Local English Name

 

French Name

Étourneau de Rodrigues

Local French Name

 

Creole Name

 

Habitat

Forest/beach brush egg eater/scavenger

Geographic Range

Rodrigues

Status

Extinct, disappeared after introduction of rats and falcons

fossil specimens in London; possible skin at Merseyside Museum in Liverpool [Necrospar laguati] purchased by Lord Derby 10 August 1852 from M. Verreauz of Paris

First Description

Slater, 1879

 
Classification

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

Animalia
Chordata
Vertebrata
Aves


Passeriformes
Sturnidae


Necropsar rodericanus
Fregulupus roderanicus

 

Rodrigues Starling Necropsar rodericanus is known only from bones from Rodrigues, Mauritius, which are presumably referable to the birds (“Testudophaga bicolor”) described by Tafforet from Ile du Mât in 1726. The reason for their extinction is unknown.

. . .
. 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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. Reference

Primary materials:
Type: postcranial skeleton

Pierce Brodkorb, Catalogue of fossil birds. Part 5 (Passeriformes)

Bulletin of the Florida State Museum, Biological Science 23 (1978): 139-228

 

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