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Thursday, December 1, 2016

Uruguay Endangered Species

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ for URUGUAY in southern South America lists 1 extinct species (Dusicyon avus dog-like mammal), 12 critically endangered species, and 25 endangered species. Uruguay's twelve critically endangered species are the Austrolebias cinereus fish, Eskimo Curlew bird, Glaucous Macaw bird, Largetooth Sawfish, Melanophryniscus langonei toad, Parodia buiningii cactus, Parodia herteri cactus, Parodia nothorauschii cactus, Parodia werdermanniana cactus, Striped Smooth-Hound houndshark fish, Tristan Albatross bird, and Wide Sawfish. Some endangered species include the Angular Angelshark, Atlantic Petrel bird, Dark-Mantled Sooty Albatross bird, Gray-Headed Albatross bird, Greater Wilfred's Mouse, Longfin Angel Shark, Marsh Seedeater bird, Narrownose Smooth-Hound houndshark fish, Northern Royal Albatross bird, Pollack Whale, Pygmy Blue Whale, Red-Spotted Argentina Frog, Rivera Redbelly Toad, Spiny Angel Shark, Spotback Skate, Yellow Cardinal bird, and Yellow-Nosed Albatross bird. Species named after Uruguay include the Gymnocalycium uruguayense cactus, Scinax uruguayus frog, Uruguayan (Uruguavian) Lobster, and Uruguay River Sprat fish.

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