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Thursday, February 11, 2016

Extinct Species of Japan


According to the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ for JAPAN in eastern Asia, there are officially 13 extinct species and possibly more. Snails comprise the largest number of extinct species in Japan. The following non-snail species are extinct: Bonin Grosbeak, Bonin Thrush, Bonin Wood Pigeon, Japanese Sea Lion, and Ryukyu Wood Pigeon. These are Japan's extinct snail species: Gastrocopta chichijimana, Gastrocopta ogasawarana, Hirasea planulata, Lamellidea monodonta, Lamellidea nakadai, Vitrinula chaunax, Vitrinula chichijimana, and Vitrinula hahajimana.

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