Amazona violacea 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Aves Psittaciformes Psittacidae

Scientific Name: Amazona violacea (J. F. Gmelin, 1789)
Common Name(s):
English Guadeloupe Amazon, Guadeloupe Parrot
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 Guadeloupe, but it has been driven Extinct by hunting. The last records date from 1779.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Amazona violacea, although not known from any specimens, was described in detail from Guadeloupe (to France) by, amongst others, Du Tertre in 1654 and 1667, Labat in 1742, and Brisson in 1760. It was named by Gmelin in 1789. In 1779 it was noted by Buffon to be very rare (Clark 1905e), and presumably became extinct soon after.

Countries occurrence:
Regionally extinct:
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:No
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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:Nothing is known, but it is likely to have been a forest species.

Continuing decline in area, extent and/or quality of habitat:Unknown
Generation Length (years):12.3
Movement patterns:Not a Migrant

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): It was heavily hunted, and this presumably caused its extinction.

Citation: BirdLife International. 2016. Amazona violacea. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T22728701A94994037. . Downloaded on 22 April 2018.
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