Nesoenas rodericanus 


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
Alectroenas rodericana (Milne-Edwards, 1874)
Taxonomic Source(s): 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.
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.
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.
Previously published Red List assessments:
2012 Extinct (EX)
2008 Extinct (EX)
2004 Extinct (EX)
2000 Extinct (EX)
1994 Extinct (EX)
1988 Extinct (EX)

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 occurrence:
Regionally extinct:
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

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).

Citation: BirdLife International. 2014. Nesoenas rodericanus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2014: e.T22728722A62257603. . Downloaded on 28 November 2015.
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