List of endemic fauna of Puerto Rico

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This is a list of the endemic fauna of Puerto Rico. This list is sorted in alphabetical order by the scientific name of the species, which are in parentheses.

Birds[edit]

Elfin-woods Warbler
Puerto Rican Parrot
Puerto Rican Spindalis

Crustaceans[edit]

Insects[edit]

Mollusks[edit]

Myriapoda[edit]

Reptiles/amphibians[edit]

Coquí
Mona ground iguana
Puerto Rican Boa

Spiders[edit]

This is a list of all spiders endemic to Puerto Rico, according to Platnick.[10]

Extinct animals[edit]

See also[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ The Puerto Rican Pewee is not an official species recognized by the AOU. The species is a proposed split from the Lesser Antillean Pewee (Contopus latirostris) by Rafaelle, H., et al. (1998) in A Guide to the Birds of the West Indies, Princeton University Press, ISBN 0691087369.
  2. ^ This species was formerly categorized as Otus nupides but was subsequently renamed.
  3. ^ This species was formerly a subspecies of Spindalis zena. In 1997 it was elevated to species status: O. H. Garrido, K. C. Parkes, G. B. Reynard, A. Kirkconnell, R. Sutton (1997). "Taxonomy of the Stripe-Headed Tanager, Genus Spindalis (Aves:Thraupidae) of the West Indies". Wilson Bulletin 109 (4): 561–594. 
  4. ^ This species is also known as the North American Worm Lizard.
  5. ^ This species is also known as Pygmy Anole.
  6. ^ "Anolis poncensis". Zipecodezoo.com. Retrieved 4 January 2009. 
  7. ^ This species has several common names. These are Ridge-headed Toad, Lowland Caribbean Toad, Puerto Rican Toad and Sapo Concho.
  8. ^ This species was formerly categorized as Peltophryne lemur but was subsequently renamed.
  9. ^ "Ctenonotus Poncensis". Zipcodezoo.com. Retrieved 4 January 2009. 
  10. ^ Platnick, N.I. (2006). world spider catalog, version 7.0. American Museum of Natural History
  11. ^ The Greater Puerto Rican Ground Sloth became extinct approximately 3000–4000 years ago.
  12. ^ The Lesser Puerto Rican Ground Sloth became extinct approximately 3000–4000 years ago.
  13. ^ The Puerto Rican Plate-Tooth or Puerto Rican paca became extinct approximately in the early 16th century.
  14. ^ The Puerto Rican Nesophontes became extinct approximately in the early 16th century.
  15. ^ "Crocodiles Swam Atlantic? | KCRG-TV9 | Cedar Rapids, Iowa News, Sports, and Weather | Local News". Kcrg.com. 2007-03-23. Retrieved 2013-03-31. 

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