Raiatea Parakeet

Psittacus ulietanus J. F. Gmelin, 1789 Platycercus tannaensis Finsch, 1868 Psittacus fuscatus von Pelzeln, 1873

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

record that the species, known now as the Raiatea Parakeet, had ever existed, as it was never seen again. Unfortunately, as the ships were moored to the shore, it seems probable that rats, cockroaches and other vermin managed to escape on to the island, spelling doom for the parakeets. Thus have many species been inadvertently lost. More

Order : Psittaciformes
Family : Psittacidae
Genus : Cyanoramphus
Species : ulietanus
Authority : (Gmelin, 1788)