Aratinga labati

Jean-Baptiste Labat described a population of small parrots living on Guadeloupe, which have been postulated to be a separate species based on little evidence. The were called Conurus labati, and are now called the Guadeloupe Parakeet . There are no specimens or remains of the extinct parrots. Their taxonomy may never be fully elucidated, and so their postulated status as a separate species is hypothetical.

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

Summary Aratinga labati is not known from any specimens, but was well described by Labat in 1724 from Guadeloupe (to France)1. Little is known of the species4, but it must have declined to extinction in the second half of the 18th century. A suggestion that parakeets on Guadeloupe may have been escaped Cuban Parakeet A. euops3 is unlikely because the birds were not noted to have any red in the wing4, unlike A. euops3. More

Aratinga labati on the island of Guadaloupe. Some naturalists believe this green parrot with a few red head feathers may have been a captive Cuban conure (Aratinga euops), or he may be a now-extinct species. Conures began to be imported into Europe and the United States more than a hundred years ago, and a few species, such as the green conure, were being bred in the United States in the mid-1930s. More

Order : Psittaciformes
Family : Psittacidae
Genus : Aratinga
Species : labati
Authority : (Rothschild, 1905)