Mauritian turtle dove

The Mauritian turtle dove (Nesoenas cicur) is an extinct species of the pigeon genus Nesoenas which was endemic to Mauritius. The holotype is a right tarsometatarsus collected in 2008 in southeastern Mauritius.[2]

Mauritian turtle dove

Extinct  (1730s) (IUCN 3.1)[1]
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Columbiformes
Family: Columbidae
Genus: Nesoenas
Species:
N. cicur
Binomial name
Nesoenas cicur
(Hume, 2011)
Mauritius island location.svg
Former range

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ BirdLife International (2017). "Nesoenas cicur (amended version of 2016 assessment)". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2017: e.T62257034A119206244. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-3.RLTS.T62257034A119206244.en. Retrieved 11 January 2020.
  2. ^ Hume, J.P. (2011). "Systematics, morphology, and ecology of pigeons and doves (Aves: Columbidae) of the Mascarene Islands, with three new species". Zootaxa. 3124 (1): 1–62. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.3124.1.1. First page