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Amazona martinicana

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AVES PSITTACIFORMES PSITTACIDAE

Scientific Name: Amazona martinicana
Species Authority: A. H. Clark, 1905
Common Name(s):
English Martinique Amazon, Martinique 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.
Justification:
This species formerly occurred on Martinique, but it has been driven to extinction by hunting. The last record dates from 1779 and it is thought to have gone Extinct by the end of the 18th century.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Amazona martinicana was described from Martinique (to France) by Labat in 1742, and by Buffon in 1779, and named by Clark based on these descriptions. Labat wrote that "the parrot is too common a bird for me to stop to give a description of it" (Clark 1905e), and so the species must have declined very rapidly to extinction in the latter half of the 18th century.

Countries:
Regionally extinct:
Martinique
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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): Hunting is likely to have caused its extinction.

Bibliography [top]

Clark, A. H. 1905. The West Indian parrots. The Auk 22: 337-344.

IUCN. 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (ver. 2012.1). Available at: http://www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 19 June 2012).


Citation: BirdLife International 2012. Amazona martinicana. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 23 October 2014.
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