|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.; 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 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 26 January 2015.|
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