Ara sp. nov. 'Marie Galante'

Marie Galante macaw



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Ara cf. guadeloupensis (Williams & Steadman, 2001:181)


Conservation Status

Extinct if distinct



Marie Galante


Biology & Ecology










Gala, Monica and Lenoble, Arnaud. (2015). Evidence of the former existence of an endemic macaw in Guadeloupe, Lesser Antilles. Journal of Ornithology. DOI: 10.1007/s10336-015-1221-6.

Olson, S. L. and Maíz López, E. J. (2008). New evidence of Ara autochthones from an archeological site in Puerto Rico: a valid species of West Indian macaw of unknown geographical origin (Aves: Psittacidae). Caribbean Journal of Science 44(2): 215-222.

Wiley, James W. and Kirwan, Guy M. (2013). The extinct macaws of the West Indies, with special reference to Cuban Macaw Ara tricolor. The Bulletin of the British Ornithologists’ Club 133(2): 125-156. [automatic download]

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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