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Thursday, October 29, 2015

Indonesia Extinct and Endangered Species

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ for INDONESIA in Southeast Asia lists 3 extinct and 1 extinct-in-the-wild species* since the beginning of IUCN recordkeeping, 201 critically endangered species, and 285 endangered species. Some of Indonesia’s extinct species are the Buhler’s Coryphomys rat, Dipterocarpus cinereus tree, and Macrobrachium leptodactylus shrimp. Kalimantan Mango is the extinct-in-the-wild species listed for Indonesia.

The country's critically endangered species include the Banggai Crow, Green Sawfish, Pondicherry Shark, Sumatran Rhinoceros, and Yellow-crested Cockatoo. Endangered species include the Bornean Flat-headed Frog, Elegant Sunbird, Mottled Eagle Ray, Narrow Sawfish, and White-winged Duck.

* Indonesia is known for its biodiversity and plenty of species we do not know about, so there may be many extinct species we are unaware about.

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