stuart dashper <>
Andrew Taylor <>
Mon, 7 Feb 2000 17:45:49 +1100 ( )
On Mon, 7 Feb 2000, stuart dashper wrote:
> Australia has more species than South America, Africa or Asia. I would also
> like to know which 23 species have become extinct, I can only think of
> Paradise Parrot and Dwarf Emu. Can someone enlighten me (or our government)?
This is the number of bird taxa "presumed extinct"
in the federal endangered species schedules, see:
Subspecies and Norfolk, Lord Howe and Macquarie Island are included.
The taxa are:
Aplonis fusca Norfolk Island Starling
Columba vitiensis godmanae Lord Howe Pigeon
Cyanoramphus novaezelandiae erythrotis Macquarie Island Parakeet
Cyanoramphus novaezelandiae subflavescens Lord Howe Parakeet
Dasyornis broadbenti littoralis South-western Rufous Bristlebird
Dromaius baudinianus Kangaroo Island Emu
Dromaius minor Dwarf Emu/King Island Emu
Dromaius novaehollandiae diemenensis Emu (Tasmanian subspecies)
Drymodes superciliaris colcloughi Roper River Scrub-robin
Gerygone insularis Lord Howe Warbler
Hemiphaga novaeseelandiae spadicea New Zealand Pigeon (Norfolk Island race)
Lalage leucopyga leucopyga Norfolk Island Long-tailed Triller
Nestor productus Norfolk Island Kaka
Ninox novaeseelandiae albaria Lord Howe Boobook Owl
Notornis alba White Gallinule
Psephotus pulcherrimus Paradise Parrot
Rallus pectoralis clelandi Lewin's Water Rail (western race)
Rallus philippensis maquariensis Macquarie Island Rail
Rhipidura cervina Lord Howe Fantail
Turdus xanthopus vinitinctus Lord Howe Island Vinous-tinted Thrush
Turdus poliocephalus poliocephalus Norfolk Island Thrush
Zosterops abogularis Norfolk Island Silvereye
Zosterops strenua Robust White-eye
At least one of these is probably incorrect - Schodde and Mason don't
regard the Roper River Scrub-robin as a valid subspecies - I think they
suggest the specimen was not collected from the NT?
I'd be interested to know of extinct subspecies missing from the list
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