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Monday, September 12, 2016

Nigeria Endangered Species


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The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ for NIGERIA in West Africa lists one extinct-in-the-wild species (Scimitar-Horned Oryx), 34 critically endangered species, and 73 endangered species. Nigeria's critically endangered species include the Bouvier's Red Colobus, Gambles' Relic dragonfly (possibly extinct), Lowland Gorilla, Napoleonaea reptans plant, Preuss' Red Colobus, Saxicolella marginalis plant (recorded alive in northwestern Cameroon and southeastern Nigeria), and Wide Sawfish. African Wedgefish (Spikenose Wedgefish), Black Long-Fingered Frogs, Clearwing dragonflies, Common Chimpanzees, Death Trees, Drill primates, Ebony trees, Ibadan Malimbe birds, Preuss' Guenons (Preuss' Monkeys), Spearnose Skates, Thorny Freshwater Stingrays, White-Throated Mountain Babbler birds, and about sixty other species are endangered in Nigeria. Species named after Nigeria include the Nigeria Banana Frog, Nigeria Crag Gecko, Nigerian Fangtooth Pellonuline fish, Nigerian Gerbil, Nigerian Mole Rat, Nigerian Sapphire Gem Butterfly, Nigerian Shrew, Nigerian Stream Crab, Nigerian Tonguesole fish, Nigerian Wrinkle-Lipped Bat, and Perret's Nigeria Gecko.

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