PSITTACIDAE sp. nov. 'Rapa Nui' #1



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: cf. Psittacidae undescribed species 1 (Tyrberg, 2009:92)


Conservation Status




Rapa Nui (=Easter Island)


Biology & Ecology










Jaramillo, A. et al. (2008). The native and exotic avifauna of Easter Island: then and now. Boletín Chileno de Ornitología 14(1): 8-21.

Sayol, Ferran, Steinbauer, Manuel J., Blackburn, Tim M., Antonelli, Alexandre and Faurby, Søren. (2020). Anthropogenic extinctions conceal widespread evolution of flightlessness in birds. Science Advances 6(49): eabb6095. [Supplementary Material (Data File S1)]

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Steadman DW, Vargas C P, and Cristino FC (1994) Stratigraphy, chronology, and cultural context of an early faunal assemblage from Easter Island. Asian Perspectives 33, 79–96.

Tyrberg, Tommy. (2009). Holocene avian extinctions, pp. 63-106. In: Turvey, Samuel T. (ed.). Holocene Extinctions. Oxford, UK & New York, USA: Oxford University Press. xii + 352 pp. 


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