Maupiti monarch

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Maupiti monarch
Pomarea pomarea.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Monarchidae
Genus: Pomarea
Species: P. pomarea
Binomial name
Pomarea pomarea
(Lesson, R & Garnot, 1828)
  • Muscicapa Pomarea
  • Pomarea nigra pomarea

The Maupiti monarch (Pomarea pomarea) was a species of bird in the family Monarchidae. It was endemic to the island of Maupiti in the Society Islands (French Polynesia). The Maupiti monarch became extinct shortly after the type specimen was collected in 1823.[2]

Taxonomy and systematics[edit]

The Tahiti monarch was originally described in the genus Muscicapa. The Maupiti monarch was formerly considered conspecific with the Tahiti monarch until the species was split in 2012.[3]