Evidence of the former existence of an endemic macaw in Guadeloupe, Lesser Antilles

@article{Gala2015EvidenceOT,
  title={Evidence of the former existence of an endemic macaw in Guadeloupe, Lesser Antilles},
  author={M. Gala and A. Lenoble},
  journal={Journal of Ornithology},
  year={2015},
  volume={156},
  pages={1061-1066}
}
  • M. Gala, A. Lenoble
  • Published 2015
  • Biology
  • Journal of Ornithology
  • AbstractThe discovery of a bone referred to the genus Ara Lacépède, 1799 from a Pleistocene fossil-bearing deposit on Marie-Galante demonstrates macaws to have been present in Guadeloupe before any Amerindian settlement. This directly contradicts the hypothesis that macaws described in historical records concerning the Lesser Antilles were introduced by native peoples from South America. The fossil bone is a terminal phalanx similar in size to a large macaw. Based on its size and geographic… CONTINUE READING

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