Conquered lorikeet

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Conquered lorikeet
Vini vidivici.jpg
Hypothetical restoration based on fossils and related species, the colouration is fictional
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Psittaciformes
Superfamily: Psittacoidea
Family: Psittaculidae
Subfamily: Loriinae
Tribe: Loriini
Genus: Vini
Species: V. vidivici
Binomial name
Vini vidivici
Steadman and Zarriello, 1987

The conquered lorikeet (Vini vidivici) is a species of parrot that became extinct 700–1300 years ago. It was named by David Steadman, as a wordplay on "veni, vidi, vici." Its range was from the Cook Islands to the Society and Marquesas Islands. It was a large species in the genus Vini.

It was discovered in the oldest archaeological layer of 1000 AD and not recorded after 1200 AD.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ McCormack, Gerald (2007). "Conquered Lorikeet". Cook Islands Biodiversity Database, Version 2007.2. Rarotonga: Cook Islands Natural Heritage Trust. 
  • Steadman, David W.; 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.