|Scientific Name:||Nesoenas rodericanus|
|Species Authority:||(Milne-Edwards, 1874)|
Alectroenas rodericana (Milne-Edwards, 1874)
|Taxonomic Notes:||Nesoenas rodericanus (del Hoyo and Collar 2014) was previously placed in the genus Alectroenas.|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Extinct ver 3.1|
|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.
|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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|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).|
del Hoyo, J., Collar, N.J., Christie, D.A., Elliott, A. and Fishpool, L.D.C. 2014. HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World. Lynx Edicions BirdLife International.
IUCN. 2014. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. Available at: www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 24 July 2014).
|Citation:||BirdLife International 2014. Nesoenas rodericanus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 29 August 2015.|
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