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Thursday, January 7, 2016

Italy Extinct Species


According to the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ for ITALY in southern Europe, there are officially three extinct species and possibly more in Italy. First, Heleobia spinellii was a type of snail, classified in the Semisalsa subgenus and Hydrobiidae family. The Sardinian Pika lived on the island of Sardinia as well as Corsica and possibly other islands in the Mediterranean Sea. Its binomial nomenclature is Prolagus sardus, categorized in the Ochotonidae family. Finally, the Radula visiniaca liverwort plant species was endemic to Italy and was classified in the Radulaceae family.

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