Amazona vittata subsp. nov. 'Antigua'

Antigua parrot



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Extinct if distinct

Last record: Holocene (archaeological site) (Williams & Steadman, 2001:185)



Antigua, Lesser Antilles


Biology & Ecology










Pregill, Gregory K., Steadman, David W., Olson, Storrs L. and Grady, F. V. (1988). Late Holocene Fossil Vertebrates from Burma Quarry, Antigua, Lesser Antilles. Smithsonian COntributions to Paleobiology, No. 463.

Pregill, Gregory K., Steadman, David W. and Watters, D. R. (1994). Late Quaternary vertebrate faunas of the Lesser Antilles: Historical components of Caribbean biogeography. Bulletin of the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, No. 30.

Steadman, David W., Pregill, Gregory K. and Olson, Storrs L. (1984). Fossil vertebrates from Antigua, Lesser Antilles: Evidence for late Holocene human-caused extinctions in the West Indies. Proc. Nati. Acad. Sci. USA 81: 4448-4451.

Williams, Mathew I. and Steadman, David W. (2001). The historic and prehistoric distribution of parrots (Psittacidae) in the West Indies, pp. 175-189. In: Woods, Charles A. and Sergile, Florence E. (eds.). Biogeography of the West Indies: Patterns and Perspectives, 2nd ed. Boca Raton, Florida: CRC Press.


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