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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

New Caledonia Endangered Species

New Caledonia endangered species web graphic

Bocourt's Terrific Skink is endemic to New Caledonia island — image from Caut et al. (2013) research, available on PLOS One

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ for New Caledonia in the South Pacific Ocean (north of Norfolk Island) lists 8 extinct species, 80 critically endangered species, and 143 endangered species. Some of New Caledonia's eighty critically endangered species — many of which are various types of birds and lizards — include the Crow Honeyeater bird, Enigmatic Owlet Nightjar bird, Guinea Flower flowering plant, Kaala Striped Gecko, Koniambo Striped Gecko, Marbled Gecko, New Caledonian Long-Eared Bat, New Caledonian Buttonquail bird, New Caledonian Lorikeet bird, New Caledonian Nightjar bird, New Caledonian Wood Rail bird, Northern Dwarf Skink, Pindai Dwarf Skink, Poum Striped Gecko, and Taom Striped Gecko. Endangered species include the Australasian Bittern bird, Bocourt's Terrific Skink, Bold-Striped Gecko, Chazeau's Litter Skink, Galaxias fish, Kagu bird, Large-Scaled (Symmetrical) Gecko, Loyalty Bent-Winged Bat, Maruia Marquis Skink, New Caledonia Wattled Bat, Ouvea Parakeet bird, PaniĆ© Litter Skink, Protogobius fish, Scrub Kauri plant, Slevin's Elf Skink, Vitex evoluta plant, and White-Throated Storm Petrel.

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