List of extinct animals

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Prehistoric extinctions

A large number of historical orders are extinct, e.g. dinosaurs, pterosaurs and ammonites. Many of these orders went extinct at the same time in any of several mass extinction events. See for more information on mass extinctions.

Historic extinctions

Common Era Extinctions (Mammals and birds)

Europe, incomplete list

See also List of extinct animals of the British Isles.

North America, (43 bird species, 39 mammal species in the USA)

Central and South America, incomplete list

Africa

Mauritius and neighbouring islands

Asia

Oceania

Hawaii

New Zealand, incomplete list

Endangered Species

See: endangered species

No Longer Considered Extinct

  • Coelacanth, captured Dec 21 1938, thought to be a Rock Cod, but known to native peoples in Indonesia and other locations.
  • Ivory-billed Woodpecker, recently found in Arkansas by various people.
  • Cuban Solenodon, thought to have been extinct until a live specimen was found in 2003

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