Cyanoramphus ulietanus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Aves Psittaciformes Psittacidae

Scientific Name: Cyanoramphus ulietanus (Gmelin, 1788)
Common Name(s):
English Raiatea Parakeet
Taxonomic Source(s): Brooks, T. 2000. Extinct species. In: BirdLife International (ed.), Threatened Birds of the World, pp. 701-708. Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International, Barcelona and Cambridge, U.K.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Extinct ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2016-10-01
Assessor(s): BirdLife International
Reviewer(s): Butchart, S. & Symes, A.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Brooks, T., Khwaja, N., Mahood, S.
This species was known from the island of Raiatea, French Polynesia, but it is now Extinct, probably as a result of habitat clearance or the action of invasive species. Two specimens were collected in 1773 and its extinction likely followed.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Cyanoramphus ulietanus is only known from two specimens from Raiatea, French Polynesia (Forshaw and Cooper 1989), collected on Cook's voyage in 1773, and now in Vienna and Tring (Knox and Walters 1994).

Countries occurrence:
Regionally extinct:
French Polynesia
Additional data:
Continuing decline in area of occupancy (AOO):Unknown
Extreme fluctuations in area of occupancy (AOO):NoEstimated extent of occurrence (EOO) - km2:
Continuing decline in extent of occurrence (EOO):UnknownExtreme fluctuations in extent of occurrence (EOO):No
Continuing decline in number of locations:Unknown
Extreme fluctuations in the number of locations:NoLower elevation limit (metres):1800
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Population [top]

Population:No extant population remains.
Additional data:
Continuing decline of mature individuals:Unknown
Extreme fluctuations:NoPopulation severely fragmented:No
Continuing decline in subpopulations:Unknown
Extreme fluctuations in subpopulations:NoAll individuals in one subpopulation:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It was presumably a forest species, as this was the native vegetation of all of the Society Islands (Forshaw and Cooper 1989).

Continuing decline in area, extent and/or quality of habitat:Unknown
Generation Length (years):4.6
Movement patterns:Not a Migrant

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Its extinction was probably the result of the clearance of the islands' forests, hunting, or predation by introduced species (Forshaw and Cooper 1989).

Citation: BirdLife International. 2016. Cyanoramphus ulietanus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T22728673A94993704. . Downloaded on 26 September 2018.
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