Amazona martinicana

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Psittaciformes
Family: Psittacidae

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Amazona martinicana

Amazona martinicana is a chordate, or more specifically a bird, in the Psittacidae family.

Amazona martinicana is commonly known (its common name) as the Martinique Parrot in English.

Amazona martinicana 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.




Species Authority: The species authority, or the name(s) of scientist(s) or person(s) who first described Amazona martinicana is A.H. Clark, 1905 (IUCN Red List).

Country Distribution: Amazona martinicana is found in the following countries:
    Martinique [RE]
(IUCN Red List).

Biome(s)/Ecosystem(s): IUCN lists the following as biomes for Amazona martinicana: Terrestrial (IUCN Red List).

Range: Amazona martinicana was described from Martinique (to France) by Labat in 1742, and by Buffon in 1779, and named by Clark based on these descriptions1. Labat wrote that "the parrot is too common a bird for me to stop to give a description of it"1, and so the species must have declined very rapidly to extinction in the latter half of the 18th century. (IUCN Red List).

CONSERVATION STATUS

Red List Category & Criteria: Amazona martinicana is listed as EX    ver 3.1 (2001) (IUCN Red List).

Year Assessed: Amazona martinicana's status was assessed in 2004 (IUCN Red List).

Assessor: Amazona martinicana's Red List status was evaluated by BirdLife International (IUCN Red List).

Red List Evaluator: The Red List Evaluator for Amazona martinicana is listed by IUCN as Stattersfield, A. (BirdLife International Red List Authority) & Brooks, T. (Conservation International) (IUCN Red List).

Red List Rational / Justification : Amazona martinicana is listed by IUCN for the following: Martinique Parrot Amazona martinicana was described from Martinique (to France) by Labat in 1742, and by Buffon in 1779, and named by Clark based on these descriptions. Labat wrote that "the parrot is too common a bird for me to stop to give a description of it", and so the species must have declined very rapidly to extinction in the latter half of the 18th century. (IUCN Red List).

Red List History: Amazona martinicana was listed on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species in 1988 (IUCN Red List).

Data Sources for IUCN data: The following is a list of citations from the IUCN web site for Amazona martinicana:

Citations listed by IUCN

Bird Reference Citations. The numbers inserted in the text accounts above (usually in bold) refer to references. For further details on these references, click on the BirdLife International link above to go to the specific species account on the BirdLife web site. In some cases, particularly in the taxonomic notes, the references are cited using the author names. Details for these can be found on the BirdLife International web site at the following two places:
For References from A–L.
For References from M–Z.

BirdLife International. 2000. Threatened Birds of the World. Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International, Barcelona, Spain and Cambridge, U.K.

BirdLife International. 2004 Threatened Birds of the World 2004. CD-ROM. BirdLife International, Cambridge, U.K.

(IUCN Red List).

Links: IUCN Red List Profile for Amazona martinicana (IUCN Red List).

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