Ara martinica (Rothschild, 1905)

Martinique macaw, Orange-bellied macaw



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Anodorhynchus martinicus Rothschild, 1905; Anadorhynchus martinicus Rothschild, 1905 [orth. error]; Ara martinicus (Rothschild, 1905)


Conservation Status

A hypothetical species



Martinique, Lesser Antilles


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, James C. (1958). Extinct and Vanishing Birds of the World. American Committee for International Wild Life Protection Special Publication, 13: x + 518 pages, 86 figures, 1 appendix.

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. 53, pl. 14]

Salvadori, T. (1906). Notes on the parrots (Part V). Ibis (8) 6: 451-465.

Snyder, N. F. R., Wiley, J. W. and Kepler, C. B. (1987). The Parrots of Loquillo: Natural History and Conservation of the Puerto Rican Parrot. Los Angeles, California: Western Foundation of Vertebrate Zoology.

Wiley, J. W. and Kirwan, Guy M. (2013). The extinct macaws of the West Indies, with special reference to Cuban Macaw Ara tricolor. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists' Club. 133: 125-156.

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. [erroneously considers this species twice, as Ara martinica and Anodorhynchus martinicus]


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