Vini sinotoi Steadman & Zarriello, 1987:521

Sinoto's lorikeet



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status


Last record: Holocene



Marquesas Islands & Huahine


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Steadman, David William and Zarriello, Marie C. (1987). Two new species of parrots (Aves: Psittacidae) from archeological sites in the Marquesas Islands. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 100: 518-528.


Other references:

Hume, Julian Pender and Walters, Michael. (2012). Extinct Birds. London: T & AD Poyser. 544 pp.

Kirchman, Jeremy J. and Steadman, David William. (2006). New Species of Rails (Aves: Rallidae) From an Archaeological Site on Huahine, Society Islands. Pacific Science 60: 281-297.

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)]

Steadman, David W. (2006). Extinction and Biogeography of Tropical Pacific Birds. Chicago: University Of Chicago Press. xiv + 594 pp.

Steadman DW and Kirch PV (1990) Prehistoric extinction of birds on Mangaia, Cook Islands, Polynesia. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 87: 9605-9609.

Steadman, David W. and Pahlavan, Dominique S. (1992). Extinction and biogeography of birds on Huahine, Society islands, French polynesia. Geoarchaeology 7(5): 449-483. [Abstract]

Steadman DW and Rolett B (1996) A chronostratigraphic analysis of the extinction of landbirds on Tahuata, Marquesas Islands. Journal of Archaeological Science 23, 81–94.

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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