Special Report

The World's Rarest and Possibly Extinct Animals

Source: © David Wake / Department of Integrative Biology, and Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, University of California at Berkeley

21. Bigfoot Splayfoot Salamander
Scientific name: Chiropterotriton magnipes
Date last recorded in wild: N/A
Geographic region: Mexico
Threats: Habitat loss


Source: Public Domain / Wikimedia Commons

22. Ou
Scientific name: Psittirostra psittacea
Date last recorded in wild: 1989
Geographic region: United States
Threats: Habitat loss from logging, agriculture

Source: Auckland War Memorial Museum / Wikimedia Commons

23. New Zealand Greater Short-tailed Bat
Scientific name: Mystacina robusta
Date last recorded in wild: 1967
Geographic region: New Zealand
Threats: Invasive species

Source: Huub Veldhuijzen van Zanten / Naturalis Biodiversity Center / Wikimedia Commons

24. Oahu Alauahio
Scientific name: Paroreomyza maculata
Date last recorded in wild: 1985
Geographic region: United States
Threats: Disease, habitat loss

Source: Joseph Smit / Public Domain / Wikimedia Commons

25. Jamaican Petrel
Scientific name: Pterodroma caribbaea
Date last recorded in wild: 1879
Geographic region: Bahamas; Dominica; Guadeloupe; Jamaica
Threats: Introduction of predators

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