Illustration of Mauritius dawn showing extinct species. A Mauritius giant tortoise (Cylindraspis inepta) - extinct c 1730 - awaits the warmth of the morning sun,while the Thirioux's grey parrot (Psittacula bensoni) (centre) - extinct c 1750,the broad-billed parrot (Lophopsittacus mauritianus) (below) - extinct c 1675 - and the only surviving Mauritian parrot,the echo parakeet (Psittacula echo) (top) - endangered - search for food. Apart from the echo parakeet, all of the other species are known only from bones.