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Gallicolumba ferruginea

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AVES COLUMBIFORMES COLUMBIDAE

Scientific Name: Gallicolumba ferruginea
Species Authority: (Forster, 1844)
Common Name/s:
English Tanna Ground-dove, Tanna Ground-Dove

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Extinct ver 3.1
Year Published: 2012
Date Assessed: 2012-05-01
Assessor/s: BirdLife International
Reviewer/s: Symes, A. & Butchart, S.
Facilitator/s: Brooks, T., Khwaja, N., Mahood, S.
Justification:
This species is known from Tanna, Vanuatu, but the only record dates from 1774 and it is now Extinct. Hunting is likely to have been the main cause.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Gallicolumba ferruginea is known only from Forster's 1774 painting, from Tanna Island, Vanuatu, in Tring (Knox and Walters 1994).

Countries:
Regionally extinct:
Vanuatu
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Nothing is known, although it may have inhabited the islands' forests.

Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): It is likely to have become extinct because of hunting and the depredations of human comensals.

Citation: BirdLife International 2012. Gallicolumba ferruginea. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 19 April 2014.
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