Alopecoenas ferrugineus


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Alopecoenas ferrugineus
Species Authority: (Forster, 1844)
Common Name(s):
English Tanna Ground-dove, Tanna Ground-Dove
Gallicolumba ferruginea (Forster, 1844)
Taxonomic Notes: Alopecoenas ferrugineus (del Hoyo and Collar 2014) was previously placed in the genus Gallicolumba as G. ferruginea.

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/Compiler(s): Brooks, T., Khwaja, N. & Mahood, S.
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: Alopecoenas ferrugineus is known only from Forster's 1774 painting, from Tanna Island, Vanuatu, in Tring (Knox and Walters 1994).

Regionally extinct:
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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. Alopecoenas ferrugineus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 01 September 2015.
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