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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Liberia Endangered Species

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ for LIBERIA in Western Africa lists 19 critically endangered species and 38 endangered species. There are fortunately no extinct species in Liberia, or at least none listed by the IUCN. Critically endangered species include the African Slender-snouted Crocodile, Goliath Grouper, Grandbassa River Crab, Lugbe River Crab, Mount Nimba Viviparous Toad, Spot-winged Greenbul bird, White-backed Vulture, and Wide Sawfish. The aforementioned toad occupies only about 7 square kilometers of land in the mountainous Nimba Range area, at the tri-state border of Guinea, Côte d'Ivoire, and Liberia. The extent of occurrence for this toad species is about 40 sq. kilometers in area. Endangered species include the Cherry Mahogany, Jentink's Duiker antelope, Lobster Claw Crab, Pygmy Hippopotamus, Red Colobus, Spearnose Skate, and Ziama Horseshoe Bat.

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