|Lesser Antillean Macaw|
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|Common Name||guadeloupe macaw|
|Range||Lesser Antillean island of Guadeloupe|
The Lesser Antillean Macaw or Guadeloupe Macaw (Ara guadeloupensis) is a hypothetical extinct species of macaw which may have been endemic to the Lesser Antillean island of Guadeloupe. In spite of the absence of conserved specimens, many details about the Lesser Antillean Macaw are known from several contemporary accounts, and the bird is thought to be the subject of some illustrations. It is therefore one of the best-documented species of hypothetical extinct bird. Based on these accounts, Austin Hobart Clark named the species in 1905. A parrot ulna from the island of Marie-Galante was assigned to the species in 2001, but this identification has since been disputed.