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Alectroenas rodericana

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AVES COLUMBIFORMES COLUMBIDAE

Scientific Name: Alectroenas rodericana
Species Authority: (Milne-Edwards, 1874)
Common Name/s:
English Rodrigues Blue-pigeon, Rodrigues Pigeon

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/s: Brooks, T., Khwaja, N., Mahood, S.
Justification:
This species was endemic to the island of Rodrigues, Mauritius, but hunting has driven it Extinct. It was last recorded in 1726.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Alectroenas rodericana is known from subfossil bones from Rodrigues, Mauritius (Cowles 1987), and descriptions from Leguat in 1708 and from Tafforet in 1726 . It presumably became extinct in the first half of the 18th century (Cheke 1987).

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

Habitat and Ecology: Nothing is known, although it was probably simialr to other members of the genus.

Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The reasons for its extinction are probably hunting and the depredations of introduced rats.

Citation: BirdLife International 2012. Alectroenas rodericana. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 21 April 2014.
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