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Friday, November 25, 2016

Sri Lanka Endangered Species

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ for SRI LANKA in South Asia and the Indian Ocean lists 21 extinct species, 140 critically endangered species, and 174 endangered species. Critically endangered species in Sri Lanka include Andrews’ Frigatebird, Emerald Sri Lanka Spreadwing damselfly, Merry Shadowdamsel butterfly, Smokey-Winged Threadtail damselfly, Sociable Plover, Spoonbill Sandpiper, Sri Lanka Grappletail dragonfly, Sri Lankan Relict Ant, Sri Lankan Rose butterfly, and Vatica affinis plant. Merry Shadowdamsels are allegedly located in two localities in south-central Sri Lanka, but this species may be extinct. The Asian Buffalo, Asoka Barb fish, Barau’s Petrel bird, Barred Danio fish, Ceylon Spiny Mouse, Deignan Tree Skink, Fishing Cat, Fruhstorfer’s Junglewatcher dragonfly, Golden Mahaseer fish, Indian Hog Deer, Montane Frog, Mottled Eagle Ray, Nellu Rat, Purple-Faced Leaf Monkey, Rivulet Tiger dragonfly, Slender Loris primate mammal, Sri Lanka Shrew, Thick-Tailed Pangolin, and Toque Macaque monkey are some endangered species.

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