Martinique Amazon


Martinique Amazon
Martinique Amazon
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Psittaciformes
Family: Psittacidae
Genus: Amazona
Species: A. martinicana
Binomial name
Amazona martinicana
A.H. Clark, 1905

The Martinique Amazon, Amazona martinicana, was a species of parrot in the Psittacidae family. It was endemic to Martinique. It became extinct due to habitat loss as Martinique was cleared for agriculture.[1] It has not been recorded since 1722.[1] A similar, also extinct parrot inhabited the island of Guadeloupe and may have been the same species.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b c Ellis, Richard (2004). No Turning Back: The Life and Death of Animal Species. New York: Harper Perennial. pp. 168. ISBN 0-06-055804-0.