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Friday, September 30, 2016

Peru Extinct and Endangered Species

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ for PERU in South America lists 3 extinct species, 3 extinct-in-the-wild species, 66 critically endangered species, and 119 endangered species. Cuscomys oblativa rodents, Lagostomus crassus rodents, and Pradosia argentea plants are extinct, while the following flowery plants are extinct in the wild: Brugmansia arborea, Brugmansia insignis, and Brugmansia sanguinea. Peru's critically endangered species include the Chilean Woodstar bird, Marañón Spinetail bird, Peters' Andes Frog, Royal Cinclodes bird, Short-Tailed Chinchilla, Upper Amazon Stubfoot Toad, Waved Albatross bird, and Zuniga's Dark Rice Rat. Endangered species include the Andean Mountain Cat, Andean Tapir mammal, Chamek Spider Monkey, Colan Water Frog, Gray-Cheeked Parakeet, Huahachuco Water Frog, Isidor's Eagle, Junín Rail bird, Long-Whiskered Owlet, Purple-Backed Sunbeam bird, Queen of the Puna bromeliad plant, Sea Cat otter, Summers' Poison Frog, and Wattled Curassow bird.

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