Anodorhynchus purpurascens Rothschild, 1905

Violet macaw



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

A hypothetical species





Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Rothschild, Walter. (1905). Notes on extinct parrots from the West Indies. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists’ Club 16: 13-15.


Other references:

Greenway, J.C. 1967. Extinct and Vanishing Birds of the World. Dover Publications, New York.

Lenoble, Arnaud. (2015). The Violet Macaw ([i]Anodorhynchus purpurascens[/i] Rothschild, 1905) did not exist. Journal of Caribbean Ornithology 28: 17-21.

Navarrete, don M.F. de. 1828. Relations des quatre voyages entrepris par Christophe Colomb. 3 vol. Treuttel et Würtz, Paris.

Papavero, N. and Teixeira, D. M. (2016). Um breve histórico das araras do gênero [i]Anodorhynchus[/i] Spix, 1824 (Aves, Psittaciformes). Arquivos de Zoologia 47(1): [pagination?].

Rothschild, Lionel Walter. (1907). Extinct birds: an attempt to write in one volume a short account of those birds which have become extinct in historical times, that is within the last six or seven hundred years: to which are added a few which still exist, but are on the verge of extinction. London: Hutchinson & Co. XXIX + 243 pp. [p. 55, pl. 13]

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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