Sinoto's lorikeet

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Sinoto's Lorikieet
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Psittaciformes
Family: Psittaculidae
Genus: Vini
Species: V. sinotoi
Binomial name
Vini sinotoi
Steadman & Zarriello 1987

The Sinoto's lorikeet (Vini sinotoi) is a species of parrot that became extinct 700–1300 years ago. It was identified from fossils on the Marquesas Islands.

The species epithet commemorates anthropologist Yosihiko H. Sinoto who collected the holotype in 1965.


  • David W. Steadman & Marie C. Zarriello, (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