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Thursday, June 16, 2016

Madagascar Extinct Species


Illustration of the extinct Madagascar Red-necked Grebe bird, also called Alaotra Grebe — original image (without drop shadow) from DinoAnimals.pl
Eleven species that once inhabited MADAGASCAR are considered to be extinct, according to the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ website. The following fossa, hippo, and sloth lemur species are only known from subfossil records; the hippo species is also known thanks to local oral stories and accounts passed down each generation.

Afrocyclops pauliani copepod crustacean (believed to be extinct since the 1950s)
— Delalande's (Snail-eating) Coua bird (since 1834)
— Giant Fossa mammal
— Large Sloth Lemur
— Madagascan Dwarf Hippopotamus
      2 separate species: Hippopotamus guldbergi and Hippopotamus lemerlei)
— Madagascar Red-necked Grebe (since 1982)
Pantanodon madagascariensis fish (since the early 2000s)
Ptychochromis onilahy cichlid fish (since 1962)
Ptychochromoides itasy cichlid fish (since the 1960s)
Tropodiaptomus ctenopus copepod crustaceans.

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