Amazona violacea

The Amazona violacea is classified as Extinct (EX), there is no reasonable doubt that the last individual has died.

Summary Amazona violacea, although not known from any specimens, was described in detail from Guadeloupe (to France) by, amongst others, Du Tertre in 1654 and 1667, Labat in 1742, and Brisson in 17601. It was named by Gmelin in 17891. In 1779 it was noted by Buffon to be very rare1, and presumably became extinct soon after. Ecology: Nothing is known, but it is likely to have been a forest species. Threats It was heavily hunted, and this presumably caused its extinction. More

The Guadeloupe Amazon, Amazona violacea, was last observed in 1779, and was apparently hunted to extinction shortly thereafter. The Martinique Amazon, A. martinicana, was, according to the field notes of several naturalists and explorers, exceedingly common on its home island in the late 1700’s. By the year 1800, however, it too had disappeared – also a victim of over-hunting. More

PERROQUET de GUADELOUPE Amazona Violacea (Gmelin 1788) Description - Biologie - Date et causes de la disparition voir aussi : Les PSITTACIDÉS dans la CARAÏBE La PERRIQUE de GUADELOUPE L'ARA de GUADELOUPE SYSTÉMATIQUE Règne : Animal Phylum : Cordés Subphylum : Vertébrés Classe : Oiseaux Ordre : Psittaciformes Famille : Psittacidés More

Order : Psittaciformes
Family : Psittacidae
Genus : Amazona
Species : violacea
Authority : (J. F. Gmelin, 1789)