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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Puerto Rico Endangered Species

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ for Puerto Rico in the Caribbean Sea lists 4 extinct species, 37 critically endangered species, and 41 endangered species. Critically endangered species in Puerto Rico — many of which are endemic to surrounding areas and/or Puerto Rico — include the Cook's Holly tree, Culebra Skink, Eneida's Coquí frog, Golden Coquí frog, Goliath Grouper, Hawsbill Turtle, Locust Coquí frog, Mona Skink, Monito Skink, Puerto Rican Crested Toad, Puerto Rican Parrot, Richmond's Robber Frog, Roosevelt's Giant Anole lizard, Spiny Logwood tree, Stream Coquí frog, Vahl's Boxwood tree, Wagner's Cordia tree, and Wide Sawfish. Endangered species include the Caribbean Mayten tree, Green Coquí frog, Green Turtle, Green-Cheeked Amazon parrot bird, Holywood Lignum-Vitae tree (vibrant purple and magenta flowers), Matabuey tree, Mona Blind Snake, Mona Island Boa, Mona Island Iguana, Puerto Rican Skink, Puerto Rican Whip-Poor-Will bird, Puerto Rico Raintree, Red Siskin bird (vibrant scarlet color), Sebucan Cactus plant, Sintenis' Holly tree, Thomas' Lidflower plant, Treehole Coquí frog, Upland Coquí frog, Virgin Islands Boa, Wightman's Robber Frog, Yellow-Shouldered Blackbird, and Zamia portoricensis cycad plant.

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