Nesoenas rodericanus

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AVES COLUMBIFORMES COLUMBIDAE

Scientific Name: Nesoenas rodericanus
Species Authority: (Milne-Edwards, 1874)
Common Name(s):
English Rodrigues Turtle-dove, Rodrigues Turtle-dove, Rodrigues Pigeon
Synonym(s):
Alectroenas rodericana (Milne-Edwards, 1874)
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: 2014
Date Assessed: 2014-07-24
Assessor(s): BirdLife International
Reviewer(s): Butchart, S.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Symes, A. & Taylor, J.
Justification:
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.
History:
2012 Extinct

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).
Countries:
Regionally extinct:
Mauritius
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Systems: Terrestrial

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).

Bibliography [top]

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. In: The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 26 November 2014.
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