Nesoenas rodericanus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Aves Columbiformes Columbidae

Scientific Name: Nesoenas rodericanus (Milne-Edwards, 1874)
Common Name(s):
English Rodrigues Turtle-dove, Rodrigues Pigeon, Rodrigues Turtle-dove
Alectroenas rodericana (Milne-Edwards, 1874)
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.
Taxonomic Notes: Nesoenas rodericanus (del Hoyo and Collar 2014) was previously placed in the genus Alectroenas.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Extinct ver 3.1
Year Published: 2017
Date Assessed: 2016-10-01
Assessor(s): BirdLife International
Reviewer(s): Butchart, S. & Symes, A.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Symes, A. & Taylor, J.
This Extinct species has been newly-described from subfossil remains. It is little-known but probably became extinct during the 18th century as a result of overhunting and predation by rats.
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Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Nesoenas rodericanus is known from subfossil remains found in caves on Rodrigues (Mauritius). It may have become extinct between 1726 and 1761 as a result of predation by rats (Hume and Walters 2012).
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Population [top]

Population:No extant population remains.
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Little is known.
Movement patterns:Not a Migrant

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The species was described as being tame and easily hunted, but the presence of Black Rats Rattus rattus was likely the main driver of extinction (Hume and Walters 2012).

Amended [top]

Amended reason: Added movement pattern.

Citation: BirdLife International. 2017. Nesoenas rodericanus (amended version of 2016 assessment). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T22728722A119206485. . Downloaded on 20 August 2018.
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