Make your own free website on Tripod.com

The Giants

Common NameScientific NameCountryExtinct ??
Elephant BirdAepyornis MaximusMadagascar1700
MoasDinornio maximusNew Zealand1500 - 1850
MoasDinornio robustusNew Zealand1500 - 1850
MoasDinornio gazellaNew Zealand1500 - 1850
MoasPachyornio septentrionalisNew Zealand1500 - 1850
MoasPachyornio elephantopusNew Zealand1500 - 1850
MoasPachyornio mappiniNew Zealand1500 - 1850
MoasEmeus huttoniNew Zealand1500 - 1850
MoasEuryapteryx gravisNew Zealand1500 - 1850
MoasEuryapteryx geranoidesNew Zealand1500 - 1850
MoasAnomaloptenyx parvusNew Zealand1500 - 1850
MoasAnomaloptenyx didiformesNew Zealand1500 - 1850
MoasAnomaloptenyx oweniNew Zealand1500 - 1850
MoasMegalapteryx didinusNew Zealand1500 - 1850
MoasMegalapteryx hectoriNew Zealand1500 - 1850
MoasMegalapteryx benhamiNew Zealand1500 - 1850
Arabian OstrichStruthio camelus syriacusSyria and Arabia1941
Tasmanian EmuDromaius novaehollandiae diemenensisTasmania,Australia1850
Dwarf EmuDromaius novaehollandiae diemenianusKangaroo Island,Australia1830

Gentle Dove

Common NameScientific NameCountryExtinct ??
DodoRaphus cucullatusMauritius1680
Rodriguez solitairePezohaps solitariusRodriguez1780
Reunion solitairePezohaps ornithapteraReunion1700
White DodoVictoriornis imperialisReunion1770
Passenger PigeonEctopistes migratoriusEastern North America1914
Pigeon HollandaiseAleatroenas nitidissimaMauritius1826
Bonin Wood PigeonColumba versicolorBonin Island,NW Pacific1900
Choiseul Crested PigeonMicrogoura meakiChoiseul,Solomon Is,West Pacific1910
Tanna DoveGallicolumba ferrugineaTanna,New Hebrides,West Pacific1800
Norfolk Is PigeonHemiphaga novaeseclandiae spadiceaNorfolk Is,New Zealand1801
Lord Howe Is PigeonColumba vitiensis godmanae Lord Howe Is,Tasman Sea1853

Birds of Sea,shore and Marsh

Common NameScientific NameCountryExtinct ??
Great AukAlca (pinguinus) impennisNorth Altantic Is1844
Steller's Spectacled CoromorantPhalacrocorax perspicillatusBering Is and Satellites,Bering Sea1850
Bonin Night HeronNycticorax caledonicus cracsirostrisBonin Is,NW Pacific1879
Guadalupe Storm PetrelOceanodroma macrodactylaGuadalupe,Mexican Pacific1911
Tahitian SandpipersProsobonia leucoptera & P.ellisiMoorea,Society Is1800

The Fierce and The Wise

Common NameScientific NameCountryExtinct ??
QueliliPolyborus lutosusGuadalupe,Mexican Pacific1900
Painted VultureSarcorhamphus sacraFlorida,USA1800
Madagascar Serpent EagleEutriorchis asturNortheast Madagascar1950
Forest Spotted OwlAthene blewittiCentral India1914
Laughing OwlsSceloglaux albifacies albifaciesSouth Island,New Zealand1900
Laughing OwlsSceloglaux albifacies rubifaciesNorth Island,New Zealand1900
Comoro Scops OwlOtus rutilus capnodesAnjouan,Comoro Is,Indian Ocean1890
Burrowing OwlsSpeotyto cunicularia amauraAntigua,Nevis & St Kitts,West Indies1900
Burrowing OwlsSpeotyto cunicularia guadeloupensisMarie Galante,West Indies1900
Commerson's Scops OwlScops commersoniMauritius1850
Rodriguez Little OwlAthene murivoraRodriguez1850
Mauritian Barn OwlTyto sauzieriMauritius1700

Talking Birds

Common NameScientific NameExtinct ??Country
Carolina ParakeetConuropsis carolinensis carolinensis1914Carolina & Virginia,USA
Carolina ParakeetConuropsis carolinensis ludouiciana1910Louisiana,USA
Broad-Billed ParrotLophopsittacus mauritanicus1650Mauritius
Rodriguez ParrotNecropsittacus rodericanus1800Rodriquez
Rodriquez Ring-Necked ParakeetPsittacula exsul1880Rodriquez
Reunion Ring-Necked ParakeetPsittacula eques1800Reunion
Mascarene ParrotMascarinus mascarinus1840Reunion
Seychelles ParakeetPsittacula wardi1881Seychelles
Cuban Red MacawAra tricolor1864Cuba
Yellow-Headed MacawAra gossei1765Jamaica
Green & Yellow MacawAra erythrocaphala1842Jamaica
Dominican MacawAra atwoodi1800West Indies
Labat's ConureAratinga labati1722Guadeloupe,West Indies
Puerto Rican ConureAratinga chloroptera maugei1892Mona Island,Puerto Rico
Guadeloupe AmazonAmazona violacea1750Guadeloupe,West Indies
Martinique AmazonAmazona martinica1750Martinique,West Indies
Culebra Island AmazonAmazona vittata gracileps1899Culebra Island,Puerto Rico
New Caledonian LorikeetCharmocyna (Vini) diadema1860New Caledonia,SouthWest Pacific
Norfolk Island KakaNestor productus1851Norfolk and Philip Island,New Zealand
Macquarie Island ParakeetCyanoramphus novaezalandiae erythrotis1890Macquarie Island,New Zealand
Red-Fronted ParakeetCyanoramphus novaezalandiae subflavescans1869Lord Howe Island,Tasman Sea
Black-Fronted ParakeetCyanoramphus zealandicus1850Tahiti

Walking Birds

Common NameScientific NameExtinct ??Country
White GallinulePorphyris albus1830Lord Howe Island,Tasman Sea
Iwo Jima RailPoliolimnas cinereus brevipes1924Iwo Jima,North Pacific
Kittlitz's RailPorzana monasa1850Kusaie & Ponape,Caroline Island,North Pacific
Fiji Barred Wing RailNesoclopeus poeciloptera1965Fiji Island
Samoan Wood RailPareudiastes pacificus1873Samoa,Central Paicfic
Tahiti RailGallirallus ecaudata1900Society Island
Modest RailGallirallus modestus1900Chatham Island,New Zealand
Dieffenbach's RailGallirallus dieffenbachii1840Chatham Island,New Zealand
Macquarie Island Banded RailGallirallus philippensis macquariensis1880Macquarie Island,New Zealand
Mauritian Red RailAphanapteryx bonasia1680Mauritius
Leguat's RailAphanapteryx leguati1700Rodriguez
Laysan Rail or Spotless CrakePorzana palmeri1944Laysan,Hawaii
Tristan Gallinule or Island HenGallinula nesiotis1890Tristan da cunha,South Altantic
Jamaican Wood Rail or Uniform RailAramides concolor concolor1881Jamaica
Sandwich RailPorzana sandwichensis1884Hawaii

Birds in Paradise

Common NameScientific NameExtinct ??Country
Hawaiian O-OMoho nobilis1934Hawaii
Oahu O-OMoho apicalis1837Oahu
Molokai O-OMoho bishopi1904Molokai
KioeaChaetoptila angustiplima1820Isle of Hawaii
Great AmakihiLoxops (viridonia) sagittirostris1900Hawaii
AlauwahiosLoxops (paroreomyza) maculata flammea1970Molokai
AlauwahiosLoxops (paroreomyza) maculata montara1937Lanai
Oahu AkepaLoxops coccirea rufa1900Oahu
AkioloasHemignathus obscurus obscurus1940Hawaii
AkioloasHemignathus obscurus lanaiensis1894Lanai
AkioloasHemignathus obscurus ellisianus1840Oahu
AkioloasHemignathus obscurus procerus1965Kauai
NukupuusHemignathus lucidus lucidus1890Oahu
NukupuusHemignathus lucidus affinis1896Maui
NukupuusHemignathus lucidus hanapepe1965Kauai
Great Koa FinchPsittirostra palmeri1896Hawaii
Lesser Koa FinchPsittirostra flavicaps1891Hawaii
Kona FinchPsittirostra kona1894Hawaii
ApapaneHimatione sanguinea freathii1925Laysan
Vla-al-HawaneCiridops anna1892Hawaii
MamoDrepanis pacifica1898Hawaii
Black MamoDrepanis funerea1907Molokai

The Singers

Common NameScientific NameCountryExtinct ??
The OmaosPhaeornis obscurus lanaiensisLanai1931
The OmaosPhaeornis obscurus ruthaMolokai1936
The OmaosPhaeornis obscurus oahensisOahu1825
Laysan millerbirdAcrocephalus familiaris familiarisLaysan,Hawaii1920
Lord Howe Island Vinous-Tinted BlackbirdTurdus (poliocephalus) xanthopus vinitinctusLord Howe Island,Tasman Sea1920
Lord Howe Island FlycatcherGerygore igata insularisLord Howe Island,Tasman Sea1920
Lord Howe Island White EyeZosterops strenuaLord Howe Island,Tasman Sea1923
Lord Howe Island FantailRhipidura fuliginosa carvinaLord Howe Island,Tasman Sea1924
Kittlitz's ThrushZoothera (aegithocichla) terrestrisPeel Island,Bonin Group,North Pacific1828
Bonin Island GrosbeakChaunoproctus ferreirostrisPeel Island,Bonin Group,North Pacific1828
Bay ThrushTurdus ulietensisRaiatea,Society Island1780
Tonga Tabu Tahiti FlycatcherPomarea nigra tabuensisTonga Tabu,Central Pacific1800
Chatham Island FernbirdBowdleria rufescensChatham Island,New Zealand1895
Sao Thome GrosbeakNeospiza concolorSao Thome Island,Gulf of Guinea1900
Saint Kitts Puerto Rican BullfinchLoxigilla portoricensis grandicPuerto Rico1900
Guadalupe Rufous-Sided TowheePipilo (erythropthalmus) maculatus consobrinusGuadalupe Island,Mexican Pacific1900

The Timid and The Brash

Common NameScientific NameCountryExtinct ??
Stephen Island WrenXenicus (traversia) lyalliStephen Island,New Zealand1894
New Zealand Bush WrenXenicus longipes stokesNorth Island,New Zealand1900
New Zealand WrenXenicus longipes variabilisStewart Island & Satellites1965
Guadalupe (Bewick's) WrenThryomanes bewickii brevicaudusGuadalupe,Mexican Pacific1892
West Indian WrensTroglodytes aedon (musculus) martinicensisMartinique1900
West Indian WrensTroglodytes aedon (musculus) mesoleucusSt Lucia1971
Reunion Crested StarlingFregilupus variusReunion1868
White Mascarene StarlingNecropsan leguatiRodriguez1840
Kusaie Mountain StarlingAplonis coruinaKusaie,Caroline Island,South-West Pacific1827
Lord Howe Island StarlingAplonis fuscus hullianusLord Howe Island,Tasman Sea1923
Mysterious StarlingAplonis mavornataSociety Island1780

The Game Birds

Common NameScientific NameCountryExtinct ??
Heath HenTympanuchus cupido cupidoNew England States,USA1932
New Zealand QuailCoturnix novaezelandiaeNew Zealand1868
Himalayan Mountain QuailOphrysia superciliosaEastern Punjab,India1870
Pink-Headed DuckRhodonessa caryophyllaceaUpper Bengal,India1924
Cove' GadwallAnas strepera couesiWashington Island,Central Pacific1874
Labrador DuckCamptorhynchus labradoriusNew England and Canadian Maritime Provinces1875
Korean Crested ShelduckTadorna (pseudotadorna) cristataKorea & Japan1916
Auckland Island MerganserMergus australisAuckland Island,New Zealand1910

Exotics & Eccentrics

Common NameScientific NameCountryExtinct ??
HuiaHeteralocha acutirostrisNorth Island,New Zealand1907
American Ivory-Billed WoodpeckerCampephilus principalis principalisSouthwest USA1951
Imperial WoodpeckerCampephilus imperialisMexico1950
Guadalupe FlickerColaptes cafer rufipileusGiadalupe,Mexican Pacific1906
Ryukyu KingfisherHalcyon miyakoensisRyukyu Island1887
Chatham Island BellbirdAnthornis melanocephalusChatham Island,New Zealand1906
Reunion Fodyfoudia (madagascariensis) bruanteReunion1776
Delalande's Madagascar CoucalCova (cochlothraustes) delalandeiMadagascar1920
Jamaican PauraqueSiphonorhis americanusJamaica1859

The Wolves

Common NameScientific NameCountryExtinct ??
Newfoundland White WolfCanis lupus beothucusNewfoundland1911
Texas Grey WolfCanis lupus monstrabilisWestern Texas to North-East Mexico1920
Great Plains LoboWolfCanis lupus nubilusSouthern Manitoba & Saskatchewan to South of Texas1926
New Mexican Wolf Canis lupus mogollonensisCentral Arizona to New Mexico1920
Kenai WolfCanis lupus alcesKenai Peninsula,Alaska1915
Southern Rocky Mountains WolfCanis lupus youngiNevada,Utah & Colorado1940
Cascade Mountains Brown WolfCanis lupus fuscusBritish Colombia South to Washington State1950
Shamanu or Japanese WolfCanis lupus hodophilaxJapan1905
Florida Black WolfCanis lupus floridanusSouth-East USA1917
Texas Red WolfCanis lupus rufusTexas1970
Warran or Antarctic WolfDusicyon australisFalkland Island1876

The Bear

Common NameScientific NameCountryExtinct ??
Altas BearUrsus arctos crowtheriNorth Africa1870
Mexican Silver GrizzlyUrsus arctos nelsoniNorthern Mexico1964
Kamchatkan BearUrsus arctos piscatorKamchatkan Peninsular,USSR1920

The Big Cat

Common NameScientific NameCountryExtinct ??
Cape LionPanthera leo melanochaitusCape Colony,South Africa1865
Bali TigerPanthera tigris balicaBali,Indonesia1937
Caspian TigerPanthera tigris virgataUSSR,Iran,Afghanistan1980
Javan TigerPanthera tigris sondaicaJava,Indonesia1988
Arizona JaguarFelis onca arizonensisSouth-West USA1905

The Bison & The Wild Ox

Common NameScientific NameCountryExtinct ??
Eastern Bison or Buffalo BisonBison bison pennsylvanicusEastern USA1825
Oregon BisonBison bison oreganusOregon,Idaho & California1850
Caucasian WisentBison bonasus caucasicusCaucasian Russia1925

The Fleet Grazers

Common NameScientific NameCountryExtinct ??
Blue BuckHippotragus leucophaeusZwellendam,Cape Colony,South Africa1799
Bubal HartebeestAlcelaphus buselaphus buselaphusAlergian Desert and Moroccan High Atlas1923
Cape Red HartebeestAlcelaphus caama caamaSouth Africa1940
Rufous GazelleGazella rufinaAlgeria1940
Schomburgk's DeerRucervus schomburgklEastern Siam,Thailand1932
Dawson's CaribouRangifer dawsoniQueen Charlotte Island,British Colombia,Canada
Greenland Tundra ReindeerRangifer tarandus groenlandicusEastern Greenland1950
Eastern Elk (Wapiti)Cervus canadensis canadensisEastern USA & Canada1877
Merriam's Elk (Wapiti)Cervus canadensis merriamiNew Mexico & Arizona,USA1906
Badlands (Audubon's) Bignorn SheepOvis canadensis AuduboniDakotas & Nebraska,USA1925
Pyrenean IbexCapra pyrenaica pyrenaicaFrench & Spanish Pyreneas??
Portuguese IbexCapra pyrenaica lusitanicaGalicia & North-West Iberian Mountains1892

The Wild Horses

Common NameScientific NameCountryExtinct ??
QuaggaEquus burchelli quaggaSouth Africa1883
Burchell's ZebraEquus burchelli burchelliSouth Africa1910
Syrian OnagerEquus hemionus hemippusMiddle East1930
TarpanEquus ferusEastern Europe & Western Asia1877

The Sea Mammals

Common NameScientific NameCountryExtinct ??
Steller's Sea CowHydrodamalis gigasBering Sea1767
Carribean Monk SealMonachus tropicalisCarribean Sea1952
SEa MinkMustela macrodonNew England1880

The Marsupials

Common NameScientific NameCountryExtinct ??
Thylacine or Tasmanian WolfThylacinus cynocephalusTasmania1933
Toolache WallabyWallabia greyiSouth Australia1940
Eastern Hare WallabyLagorchestes leporidesSouth-East Australia1890
Gilbert's PotorooPotorous gilbertiWestern Australia1900
Broad-Faced PotorooPotorous platyopsWestern Australia1908
St Francis Island PotorooPotorous sp.St Francis Island,Great Australian Bight
Eastern Barred BandicootPerameles fasciataNew South Wales & Victoria1940
Western Barred BandicootPerameles myosuiaWestern Australia1910
Pig-footed BandicootChaeropus ecaudatusSouth Australia1907
Greater Rabbit BandicootMacrotis lagotis grandisSouth Australia1930

Rats & Bats

Common NameScientific NameCountryExtinct ??
Captain Maclear's RatRattus macleariChristmas Island,Indian Ocean1900
Bulldog RatRattus nativitatisChristmas Island,Indian Ocean1900
Christmas Island Musk ShrewCrocidura fuliginoa trichuraChristmas Island,Indian Ocean1900
South Australian Spiny-Haired RatRattus culmorum austrinusKangaroo Island1850
QuemisElasmodontomys obliquusPuerto Rico1500
QuemisQuemisia gravisHaiti1700
Cuban Short Tailed HutiaGeocapromys colombranusCuba1850
Crooked Island HutiaGeocapromys ingrahami irrectusWest Indies1600
Great Abaco HutiaGeocapromys ingrahami abaconisWest Indies1600
Hispaniolan HexolobodonHexolobodon phenaxWest Indies1600
Hispaniolan HutiaPlagiodontia spelaeumWest Indies1750
Puerto Rican IsolobodonIsolobodon portoricensisPuerto Rico1700
Haitian IsolobodonIsolobodn levirHaiti1550
Hispaniolan Narrow-Toothed HutiaAphaetraeus montanusWest Indies1600
Puerto Rican 'Agoutis'h=Heteropsomys insulansPuerto Rico1750
Puerto Rican 'Agoutis'Homopsomys antillensisPuerto Rico1750
Puerto Rican CaviomorphHeptaxodon bidensPuerto Rico 1600
Spiny RatsBrotomys voratusHispaniola1600
Spiny RatsBrotomys contractusHispaniola1600
Spiny RatsBrotomys offellaCuba1870
Spiny RatsBrotomys torreiCuba1870
Jamaican Rice RatOryzomys antillarumJamaica1880
St Vincent Rice RatOryzomys victusSt Vincent,West Indies1900
Martinique Musk RatMegalomys desmarestiiWest Indies1900
St Lucia Musk RatMegalomys luciaeSt Lucia,West Indies1880
Barbuda Musk RatMegalomys audreyaeWest Indies1600
Puerto Rican NesophontNesophontes edithaeWest Indies??
Cuban NesophontNesophontes micrusWest Indies??
Cuban Long Nosed NesophontNesophontes longirostrisWest Indies1650
Hispaniolan NesophontNesophontes paramicrusWest Indies??
Lesser Hispaniolan NesophontNesophontes hypomicrusWest Indies??
Least Hispaniolan NesophontNesophontes zamicrusWest Indies1930
Jamaican Long-Tongued BatReithronycteris aphyllaJamaica1900
Puerto Rico Long Tongued BatPhyllonycteris majorPuerto Rico1850
Haitian Long Tongued BatPhyllonycteris obtusaHispaniola1900
Lesser Falcate-Winged BatPhyllops vetusCuba1750
Puerto Rican Nosed BatMonophyllus plethdon fratenPuerto Rico1850
Cuban Yellow Bat Natalus primusCuba1850

Reptiles & Amphibians

Common NameScientific NameCountryExtinct ??
Greater (Saddleback) TortoiseGeochelone (cylindraspis) vosmaeriRodriguez & Satellites1800
Lesser TortoiseGeochelone (cylindraspis) peltastesRodriguez & Satellites1800
Mauritian Giant Tortoise - Domed TortoiseGeochelone (cylindraspis) ineptaMauritius & Satellites1700
Mauritian Giant Tortoise - High Fronted TortoiseGeochelone (cylindraspis) trisserataMauritius & Satellites1700
Reunion Giant TortoiseGeochelone (cylindraspis) indicaReunion1760
Reunion Giant TortoiseGeochelone (cylindraspis) borbonicaReunion1773
Marion's (Seychelles) Giant TortoiseGeochelone (cylindraspis) sumeireiSeychelles & Amirante Island1918
Barrington Island TortoiseGeochelone (elephantopus) spGalapagos Island1890
Charles Island TortoiseGeochelone (elephantopus) elephantopusGalapagos Island1876
Abingdon Island TortoiseGeochelone (elephantopus) abingdoniGalapagos Island1957
Narborough Island TortoiseGeochelone (elephantopus) phantasticaGalapagos Island1906
Jamaican Tree SnakeAlsophis aterWest Indies1960
St Croix Tree SnakeAlsophis sancticrucisWest Indies1950
Martinique RacerDromicus cursorWest Indies1962
St Lucia RacerDromicus ornatusWest Indies1973
Round Island BoaBolyeria multocarinataRound Island,Mauritius1980
Reunion SkinkGonglyomorphus bajerii borbonicaReunion1880
Rodriguez Day GeckoPhelsuma edwardnewtoniRodriguez & Satellites1920
Rodriguez Night GeckoPhelsuma gigasRodriguez & Satellites1841
Mauritian Giant SkinkDidosauris (leiolopisma) mauritianusMauritius1650
Cape Verde Giant SkinkMacroscincus cocteiCape Verde Island,East Altantic1940
Ratas Island LizardPodarcis lilfordi rodriqueziSan Stephano Island,Tyrrhenian Sea1950
San Stephano LizardPodarcis sicula sanctistephaniSan Stephano Island,Tyrrhenian Sea1965
Jamaican IguanaCyclura colleiWest Indies1968
Navassa IguanaCyclura cornuta onchiopsisWest Indies1966
Navassa Island LizardLeiocephalus eremitusWest Indies1900
Martinique LizardLeiocephalus herminieriWest Indies1837
Martinique Giant AmeiuaLeiocephalus ameiva majorWest Indies1960
Grand Islet (Guadeloupe) AmeivaLeiocephalus cineraceaWest Indies1920
Jamaican Giant GalliwaspDiploglossus occiduusWest Indies1880
Vegas Valley Leopard FrogRana pipiens (onca?) fisheriNevada,USA1966
Palestinian Painted FrogDiscoglossus nigriventerHula Lake,Israel-Syria Border1956

Related Link