Reappraisal of the parrots (Aves: Psittacidae) from the Mascarene Islands, with comments on their ecology, morphology, and affinities

@article{Hume2007ReappraisalOT,
  title={Reappraisal of the parrots (Aves: Psittacidae) from the Mascarene Islands, with comments on their ecology, morphology, and affinities},
  author={Julian P. Hume},
  journal={Zootaxa},
  year={2007},
  volume={1513},
  pages={1-76}
}
  • J. Hume
  • Published 25 June 2007
  • Biology, Environmental Science
  • Zootaxa
The parrots (Psittacidae: Lophopsittacus, Psittacula, Necropsittacus, Mascarinus) of the Mascarenes (Mauritius, Reunion, Rodrigues) have been relatively poorly studied. Most analyses have been based on a few skins, insufficient fossil material, and unreliable contemporary accounts and illustrations, which have led to erroneous interpretations. The discovery of new fossil remains of parrots and new interpretations of contemporary descriptions and illustrations has clarified many issues. One… 

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