Ara gossei

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

Ara gossei is a chordate, or more specifically a bird, in the Psittacidae family. Ara gossei is commonly known (its common name) as the Jamaican Red Macaw in English. Ara gossei is classified as extinct by the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, the world's most comprehensive inventory of the global conservation status of plant and animal species maintained by the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources. More

Rothschild gave it the name Ara gossei, because he believed this was evidence enough of a species endemic to Jamaica. (Day 1981; Fuller 2000) Interesting is that George Edwards, an eighteenth naturalist, painter and book producer, painted a watercolour of a red parrot from Jamaica during July 1764. He added the following description: "A very uncommon parrot from Jamaica. Drawn from Nature the size of life". More

Summary Ara gossei is known only from the work of Gosse in 1847 based on "specimen shot about 1765, by Mr Odell" in the mountains of Hanover Parish, about 10 miles east of Lucea, Jamaica2. Ecology: Nothing is known, although it is likely to have been typical of the genus. Threats It was presumably hunted to extinction around the end of the 18th century. References 1. Clark (1905c). 2. Rothschild (1905). 3. Wetherbee (1985). More

name Ara gossei, because he believed this was evidence enough of a species endemic to Jamaica (Fuller 2000). Several writers have united the Jamaican Red Macaw with Ara tricolor, the Cuban Red Macaw (Clark 1905). A painting of the specimen shot in 1765 was discovered in the Earl of Derby's collection and it seems to confirm that these writers were right (Fuller 2000). More

* Ara gossei : Jamaican Red Macaw Conservation status: Extinct (late 1700s) * Ara guadeloupensis : Lesser Antillean Macaw Conservation status: Extinct (1760) * Ara tricolor : Cuban Macaw Conservation status: Extinct (1885) * Orthopsittaca * Orthopsittaca manilata : Red-bellied Macaw More

* Ara gossei : Jamaican red macaw * Ara guadeloupensis : Lesser Antillean macaw * Ara tricolor : Cuban red macaw * Ara autocthones : Saint Croix macaw (Forshaw 1978) * Orthopsittaca * Orthopsittaca manilata : Red-bellied macaw * Primolius * Primolius couloni More

->The Jamaican Red Macaw ( Ara gossei) may have been a species of Parrot in the Psittacidae The Lesser Antillean Macaw ( Ara guadeloupensis) also known as Guadeloupe Macaw is an extinct Macaw species from the Antilles island of The Cuban Red Macaw, Ara tricolor, is an Extinct species of Parrot that was native to Cuba and the Isla de la Juventud, an island The Saint Croix Macaw ( Ara autochthones) is an extinct species of bird in the parrot family which is known from fossils found in More

Ara gossei (Jamaican Red Macaw) Status: Extinct red-fronted macaw Ara rubrogenys (Red-fronted Macaw) Status: Endangered - Legal to Own In US Population Trend: Decreasing Population Recovery Efforts Are Being Attempted By The Puerto Rican Dept of Natural Resources. More

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Order : Psittaciformes
Family : Psittacidae
Genus : Ara
Species : gossei
Authority : Rothschild, 1905