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Monday, August 22, 2016

Extinct Species of New Zealand

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ for NEW ZEALAND in Oceania lists 28 extinct species, most of which were once endemic to New Zealand. The following species are extinct in the island nation: Adams' Mistletoe, Auckland Island Merganser duck, Chatham Island Bellbird, Chatham Island Rail bird, Chatham Islands Fernbird, Dieffenbach's Rail, Finsch's Duck, Hawkins' Rail, Hodgen's Waterhen, Huia Wattlebird, Kawekaweau Gecko (Hoplodactylus delcourti), Laughing Owl, Lepidium obtusatum plant, Logania depressa plant, Mecodema punctellum beetle, New Zealand Bush Wren, New Zealand Grayling bird, New Zealand Little Bittern, New Zealand Quail, New Zealand Thrush, North Island Piopio bird, North Island Snipe bird, North Island Takahe, South Island Snipe, Stellaria elatinoides chickweed, Stephens Island Wren, Waiautoa Forget-Me-Not flower, and Waitakere Scurvy Grass.

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