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Monday, September 28, 2015

Honduras Extinct and Endangered Species

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ for HONDURAS in Central America lists 3 extinct and 1 extinct-in-the-wild species since the beginning of IUCN recordkeeping, 86 critically endangered species, and 97 endangered species. Honduras' three completely extinct species are the Caribbean Monk Seal, Little Swan Island Hutia, and McCranie's Robber Frog. Lago Yojoa Palm is extinct in the wild and was named for its former habitat near Lake Yojoa in western Honduras.

Critically endangered species include the Black-eyed Leaf Frog, Cloud Forest Salamander, Elkhorn Coral, Hawksbill Turtle, Honduran Brook Frog, Roatan Coral Snake, and Utila Spiny-tailed Iguana. Roatan Coral Snakes and Utila Spiny-tailed Iguanas are named after the respective islands they are endemic to: Roatán and Utila. Endangered species include the Atlantic Bluefin Tuna, Baird's Tapir, Brown Sea Cucumber, Dickinson's Cypripedium (Dickinson's Lady's Slipper) orchid, Golden-cheeked Warbler, Mena's Centipede Snake, and Mesoamerican (Mexican) Yew shrub.

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