Special Report

The World's Rarest and Possibly Extinct Animals

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16. Adriatic Sturgeon
Scientific name: Acipenser naccarii
Date last recorded in wild: N/A
Geographic region: Albania; Croatia; Greece; Italy; Montenegro; Serbia
Threats: Overfishing, dam creation

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17. Green-flecked Salamander
Scientific name: Pseudoeurycea tlahcuiloh
Date last recorded in wild: 1960s
Geographic region: Mexico
Threats: Logging, agriculture expansion

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18. Malabar Civet
Scientific name: Viverra civettina
Date last recorded in wild: N/A
Geographic region: Southern India
Threats: Habitat loss

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19. Bouvier’s Red Colobus
Scientific name: Piliocolobus bouvieri
Date last recorded in wild: 1970s
Geographic region: Congo
Threats: Hunting, habitat loss


20. San Quintin Kangaroo Rat
Scientific name: Dipodomys gravipes
Date last recorded in wild: 1986
Geographic region: Mexico
Threats: Habitat loss

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