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Monday, June 20, 2016

Malaysia Extinct and Endangered Species


Helmeted Hornbill birds are critically endangered in Malaysia.

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ for MALAYSIA in Southeast Asia lists 3 extinct species, 1 extinct-in-the-wild species (Mangifera rubropetala mango plant), 254 critically endangered species, and 220 endangered species. Deforestation is a major ongoing issue in this biodiverse, tropical country. It is rare for countries to have more critically endangered (higher concern) species than endangered (lower concern) species. Plectostoma sciaphilum snails, Shorea cuspidata trees, and Woolly-stalked Begonia flowers are extinct. The aforementioned snail species became extinct as a result of a cement company blasting its habitat: a limestone hill. Critically endangered species include the Andrews' Frigatebird, Boo-Liat's Kukri Snake, Chinese Crested Tern, Helmeted Hornbill bird, Kanthan Cave Trapdoor Spider, Light Red Meranti tree, Malayan Pangolin, and Rothschild's Paphiopedilum (Gold of Kinabalu) Orchid. Endangered species include the Asian Finfoot bird, Bornean Peacock Pheasant, Indian Elephant, Kelesa (Asian Arowana) fish, Long-nosed Monkey, Milky Stork and Storm's Stork birds, and Yellow-headed Tortoise.

Species Named After Malaysia
Species with Malaysia in their names include the Malaysian Blue Flycatcher bird, Malaysian Borneo Frog, Malaysian Eared Nightjar bird, Malaysian Flying Frog, Malaysian Giant Turtle, Malaysian Rail-babbler bird, Parathelphusa malaysiana freshwater crab, and West Malaysia Water Snake.

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