Amazona violacea


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Amazona violacea
Species Authority: (J. F. Gmelin, 1789)
Common Name(s):
English Guadeloupe Amazon, Guadeloupe Parrot

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 was known from Guadeloupe, but it has been driven Extinct by hunting. The last records date from 1779.

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.

Regionally extinct:
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Nothing is known, but it is likely to have been a forest species.

Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

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

Citation: BirdLife International 2012. Amazona violacea. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 03 September 2015.
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