New evidence of Ara autochthones from an archeological site in puerto rico: a valid species of West Indian macaw of unknown geographical origin (Aves: Psittacidae)

@inproceedings{Olson2008NewEO,
  title={New evidence of Ara autochthones from an archeological site in puerto rico: a valid species of West Indian macaw of unknown geographical origin (Aves: Psittacidae)},
  author={S. Olson and Edgar J. Ma{\'i}z L{\'o}pez},
  year={2008}
}
  • S. Olson, Edgar J. Maíz López
  • Published 2008
  • Geography
  • Abstract. The exinct macaw Ara autochthones, previously known only from a single bone from an archaeological site on St. Croix, Virgin Islands, is here identified from several associated bones from an archaeological site in south-central Puerto Rico. The species belongs to a distinctive intermediate size-class and was larger than the Cuban Macaw Ara tricolor. It is assumed to have been endemic to the West Indies, but prehistoric interisland transport of parrots by humans makes interpreting… CONTINUE READING
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