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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Mexico Endangered Species


Nicknamed the Golf Ball Cactus, Biznaguita (Mammillaria herrerae) is a critically endangered species in Mexico known for its spherical resemblance to a golf ball.

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ for MEXICO in North America lists 246 critically endangered species and 405 endangered species. Mexico's critically endangered species include the Adler's Mottled Treefrog, Admirable False Brook Salamander, Angel Island Mouse, Axolotl (Mexican Salamander), California Condor, Central American River Turtle, Imperial Salamander, Imperial Woodpecker, Margarita Island Kangaroo Rat, Nelson's Small-eared Shrew, Puebla Deer Mouse, Recurved Crusted Coralroot orchid plant, San Jose Brush Rabbit, and Short-crested Coquette bird, and Zapotec Salamander. Endangered species include the Acultzingo Pygmy Salamander, Artichoke Cactus, Boulder Star Coral, Cardboard Palm cycad plant, Dennis' Chirping Frog, Dickinson's Lady's Slipper flower, Horned Guan bird, Oaxaca Hummingbird, Paulson's Knobtail dragonfly, and Sea Otter, Thick-billed Parrot, and Zempoaltepec rodent.

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