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Chart showing the biodiversity of large mammal species per continent before and after humans arrived there

Recently extinct mammals are any mammal that went extinct since the year 1500 C. E., as defined by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).[1] Extinction of taxa is difficult to detect as long gaps without a sighting is not definitive, but before 1995 a threshold of 50 years without a sighting was used to declare extinction. One study found that extinction from habitat loss is the hardest to detect, as this might only fragment populations to the point of concealment from humans. Some mammals declared as extinct may very well reappear.[1] For example, a study found that 36% of purported mammalian extinction had been resolved, while the rest either had validity issues (insufficient evidence) or had been rediscovered.[2] As of December 2015, the IUCN lists 30 mammalian species as "critically endangered (possibly extinct)".[3]

Habitat degradation is currently the main anthropogenic cause of species extinctions. The main cause of habitat degradation worldwide is agriculture, with urban sprawl, logging, mining and some fishing practices close behind. Also, increasing toxicity, through mediums such as pesticide, can kill off a species very rapidly, by killing all living members through contamination or sterilizing them. Persistent organic pollutant (POPs), for example, can bioaccumulate to hazardous levels, getting increasingly more dangerous further up the food chain.[4] The physical destruction of a habitat, both directly (deforestation for land development or lumber) and indirectly (burning fossil fuels which worsens global warming), is another example of this.[5][6] Disease can also be a big factor; white nose syndrome in bats, for example, is causing a substantial decline in their populations and may even lead to the extinction of a species.[7]

Overhunting is another big factor to the extinction of mammals in recent times. Terrestrial mammals, such as the tiger and deer, are mainly hunted for their pelts and in some cases meat, and marine mammals can be hunted for their oil and leather. Specific targeting of one species can be problematic to the ecosystem because the sudden demise of one species can inadvertently lead to the demise of another (coextinction) especially if the targeted species is a keystone species. Sea otters, for example, were hunted in the maritime fur trade, and their drop in population led to the rise in sea urchins—their main food source—which decreased the population of kelp—the sea urchin's and Steller's sea cow's main food source—which was a major factor in the extinction of the Steller's sea cow.[8] The hunting of already limited species can easily extinct it, as with the bluebuck whose range was confined to 1,700 square miles (4,400 km2) and was hunted into extinction soon after discovery by European settlers.[9]

Island creatures are usually endemic to only that island, and that limited range and small population can leave them vulnerable to sudden changes.[10] Australia and its unique fauna have suffered an extreme decline in mammal species, 10% of its 273 terrestrial mammals, since European settlement (a loss of one to two species per decade); in contrast, only one species in North America has become extinct since European settlement. Furthermore, 21% of Australia's mammals are threatened, and unlike in most other continents, the main cause is predation by feral species, such as cats.[11]


All species listed as "Extinct" are classified as being extinct (no known remaining individuals left) by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). All species listed as Extinct in the wild are classified as being extinct in the wild, meaning that the all of the remaining individuals of the species reside in captivity. All species listed as "Possibly extinct" are classified as being critically endangered, as it is unknown whether or not these species are extinct.[12] Extinct subspecies such as the Javan tiger (Panthera tigris sondaica)[13] are not listed here as the species, in this case Panthera tigris, is still extant. The IUCN Redlist classification for each species serves as a citation, and the superscripted "IUCN" by the date is a link to that species' page. A range map is provided wherever available, and a description of their former or current range is given if a range map is not available.

Extinct species[edit]

See also: Extinction

A species is declared extinct after exhaustive surveys of all potential habitats eliminate all reasonable doubt that the last individual of a species, whether in the wild or in captivity, has died.[14] Recently extinct species are defined by the IUCN as going extinct after 1500 C. E.[1]

Common name Binomial name Order Date of extinction Former range Picture
Broad-faced potoroo Potorous platyops
Gould, 1844
Marsupialia 1875 IUCN Australia BroadFacedPotoroo.jpg
Eastern hare wallaby Lagorchestes leporides
Gould, 1841
Marsupialia 1890 IUCN Eastern Hare Wallaby Distribution Map.png
Lagorchestes leporides Gould.jpg
Lake Mackay hare-wallaby Lagorchestes asomatus
Finlayson, 1943
Marsupialia 1932 IUCN Australia
Desert rat-kangaroo Caloprymnus campestris
Gould, 1843
Marsupialia 1935 IUCN Desert Rat Kangaroo Distribution Map.png
Tasmanian tiger, or Tasmanian wolf Thylacinus cynocephalus
Harris, 1808
Marsupialia 1936 IUCN ThylacineRangeMap.png
Australia, Tasmania
Toolache wallaby Macropus greyi
Waterhouse, 1846
Marsupialia 1943 IUCN Australia Macropus greyi - Gould.jpg
Desert bandicoot Perameles eremiana
Spencer, 1837
Marsupialia 1943 IUCN Australia
Lesser bilby, or yallara Macrotis leucura
Thomas, 1887
Marsupialia 1931 IUCN Lesser Bilby Distribution Map 2.0.png
Pig-footed bandicoot Chaeropus ecaudatus
Ogilby, 1838
Marsupialia 1950s IUCN Pig-footed Bandicoot Distribution Map.png
Crescent nailtail wallaby Onychogalea lunata
Gould, 1841
Marsupialia 1956 IUCN Australia (western and central) Onychogalea lunata.jpg
Red-bellied gracile opossum, or Red-bellied gracile mouse opossum Cryptonanus ignitus
Díaz, Flores and Barquez, 2002
Marsupialia 1962 IUCN Argentina
Nullarbor dwarf bettong Bettongia pusilla
McNamara, 1997
Marsupialia 1500
early 1500s IUCN
Australia, Nullarbor Plain
Steller's sea cow Hydrodamalis gigas
von Zimmermann, 1780
Sirenia 1768 IUCN Commander Islands Em - Hydrodamalis gigas model.jpg
Oriente cave rat Boromys offella
Miller, 1916
Rodentia 1500
early 1500s IUCN
Cuba Boromys.offella.bmcz.jpg
Torre's cave rat Boromys torrei
Allen, 1917
Rodentia 1500
early 1500s IUCN
Cuba Boromys.torrei.bmcz.jpg
Imposter hutia Hexolobodon phenax
Miller, 1929
Rodentia 1500
early 1500s IUCN
Montane hutia Isolobodon montanus
Miller, 1922
Rodentia 1500
early 1500s IUCN
Lagostomus crassus
<smallThomas, 1910
Rodentia 1900
early 1900s IUCN
Galápagos giant rat Megaoryzomys curioi
Niethammer, 1964
Rodentia Unknown IUCN Santa Cruz Island, Galápagos Megaoryzomys curioi skull.JPG
Cuban coney Geocapromys columbianus
Chapman, 1892
Rodentia 1500
early 1500s IUCN
Hispaniolan edible rat Brotomys voratus
Miller, 1916
Rodentia 1536–1546 IUCN Hispaniola
Puerto Rican hutia Isolobodon portoricensis
Allen, 1916
Rodentia 1900
early 1900s IUCN
Hispaniola and introduced to Puerto Rico, Saint Thomas Island, Saint Croix Island and Mona Island
Big-eared hopping mouse Notomys macrotis
Thomas, 1921
Rodentia 1843 IUCN Australia (central Western Australia)
Darling Downs hopping mouse Notomys mordax
Thomas, 1921
Rodentia 1846 IUCN Australia (Darling Downs, Queensland)
White-footed rabbit-rat Conilurus albipes
Lichtenstein, 1829
Rodentia 1860
early 1860s IUCN
Australia, eastern coast Conilurus albipes - Gould.jpg
Capricorn rabbit rat Conilurus capricornensis
Cramb and Hocknull, 2010
Rodentia 1500
early 1500s IUCN
Australia, Queensland
St Lucy giant rice rat, or Santa Lucian pilorie Megalomys luciae
Major, 1901
Rodentia 1881 IUCN Saint Lucia Mus Nat Hist Nat 25022013 Megalomys luciae.jpg
Short-tailed hopping mouse Notomys amplus
Brazenor, 1936
Rodentia 1896 IUCN Australia, Great Sandy Desert
Nelson's rice rat Oryzomys nelsoni
Merriam, 1889
Rodentia 1897 IUCN Islas Marías Oryzomys nelsoni dorsal.png
Long-tailed hopping mouse Notomys longicaudatus
Gould, 1844
Rodentia 1901 IUCN Australia
Great hopping mouse Notomys robustus
Mahoney, Smith and Medlin, 2008
Rodentia 1500
early 1500s IUCN
Australia, Flinders and Davenport Ranges
Desmarest's pilorie, or Antillean giant rice rat Megalomys desmarestii
Fischer, 1829
Rodentia 1902 IUCN Martinique Mus Nat Hist Nat 25022013 Megalomys desmarestii.jpg
Bulldog rat Rattus nativitatis
Thomas, 1888
Rodentia 1903 IUCN Christmas Island Rattus nativitatis.jpg
Maclear's rat Rattus macleari
Thomas, 1887
Rodentia 1903 IUCN Christmas Island MusMacleariSmit.jpg
Darwin's Galapagos mouse Nesoryzomys darwini
Osgood, 1929
Rodentia 1930 IUCN Galapagos Islands
Gould's mouse Pseudomys gouldii
Waterhouse, 1839
Rodentia 1930 IUCN Australia, southern half Pseudomys gouldii - Gould.jpg
Long-eared mouse Pseudomys auritus
Thomas, 1910
Rodentia 1800
early 1800s IUCN
Australia, Kangaroo Island and the Younghusband Peninsula
Pemberton's deer mouse Peromyscus pembertoni
Burt, 1932
Rodentia 1931 IUCN San Pedro Nolasco Island
Samana hutia Plagiodontia ipnaeum
Johnson, 1948
Rodentia 1500
early 1500s [a] IUCN
Lesser stick-nest rat, or white-tipped stick-nest rat Leporillus apicalis
John Gould, 1854
Rodentia 1933 IUCN Australia, west-central Leporillus apicalis - Gould.jpg
Indefatigable Galapagos mouse Nesoryzomys indefessus
Thomas, 1899
Rodentia 1934 IUCN Galapagos Islands
Little Swan Island hutia Geocapromys thoracatus
True, 1888
Rodentia 1955 IUCN Swan Islands Geocapromys thoracatus (Harvard University).JPG
Blue-gray mouse Pseudomys glaucus
Thomas, 1910
Rodentia 1956 IUCN Australia, Queensland and New South Wales
Buhler's coryphomys, or Buhler's rat Coryphomys buehleri
Schaub, 1937
Rodentia 1500
early 1500s IUCN
Machu Picchu arboreal chinchilla rat Cuscomys oblativa
Eaton, 1916
Rodentia 1500
early 1500s [b] IUCN
Machu Picchu
Insular cave rat Heteropsomys insulans
Anthony, 1916
Rodentia 1500
early 1500s IUCN
Puerto Rico and the Vieques Island
Candango mouse Juscelinomys candango
Moojen, 1965
Rodentia 1960 IUCN Central Brazil
Anthony's woodrat Neotoma anthonyi
Allen, 1898
Rodentia 1926 IUCN Isla Todos Santos
Bunker's woodrat Neotoma bunkeri
Burt, 1932
Rodentia 1931 IUCN Coronado Islands
San Martín Island woodrat Neotoma martinensis
Goldman, 1905
Rodentia 1950s San Martín Island, Baja California
Vespucci's rodent Noronhomys vespuccii
Carleton and Olson, 1999
Rodentia 1500 IUCN Fernando de Noronha
St. Vincent colilargo, or St. Vincent pygmy rice rat Oligoryzomys victus
Thomas, 1898
Rodentia 1892 IUCN Saint Vincent
Jamaican rice rat Oryzomys antillarum
Thomas, 1898
Rodentia 1877 IUCN Jamaica Oryzomys antillarum Ray.png
Nevis Rice Rat, or St. Eustatius rice rat, St. Kitts rice rat Pennatomys nivalis
Turvey, Weksler, Morris, and Nokkert, 2010
Rodentia 1500
early 1500s [c] IUCN
Sardinian pika Prolagus sardus
Wagner, 1832
Lagomorpha 1774 IUCN Corsica, Sardinia and nearby islands Prolagus3.jpg
Marcano's solenodon Solenodon marcanoi
Patterson, 1962
Soricomorpha 1500s IUCN Dominican Republic
Puerto Rican nesophontes Nesophontes edithae
Anthony, 1916
Eulipotyphla 1500
early 1500s IUCN
Puerto Rico, Vieques Island, St. John, and St. Thomas Puerto Rican shrew.jpg
Atalaye nesophontes Nesophontes hypomicrus
Miller, 1929
Eulipotyphla 1500
early 1500s IUCN
Greater Cuban nesophontes Nesophontes major
Arredondo, 1970
Eulipotyphla 1500
early 1500s IUCN
Western Cuban nesophontes Nesophontes micrus
Allen, 1917
Eulipotyphla 1500
early 1500s IUCN
Cuba and the Isla de la Juventud
St. Michel nesophontes Nesophontes paramicrus
Miller, 1929
Eulipotyphla 1500
early 1500s IUCN
Haitian nesophontes Nesophontes zamicrus
Miller, 1929
Eulipotyphla 1500
early 1500s IUCN
Lesser Mascarene flying fox, or dark flying fox Pteropus subniger
kerr, 1792
Chiroptera 1864 IUCN Réunion and Mauritius Pteropus subniger.jpg
Guam flying fox, or Guam fruit bat Pteropus tokudae
Tate, 1934
Chiroptera 1968 IUCN Guam
Dusky flying fox, or Percy Island flying fox Pteropus brunneus
Dobson, 1878
Chiroptera 1870 IUCN Percy Island
Large Palau flying fox Pteropus pilosus
Andersen, 1908
Chiroptera 1874 IUCN Palau
Large sloth lemur Palaeopropithecus ingens
Grandidier, 1899
Primate 1620 IUCN Palaeopropithecus range map.svg
In green
Palaeopropithecus ingens.jpg
Jamaican monkey Xenothrix mcgregori
Williams and Koopman, 1952
Primate 1700
early 1700s IUCN
Jamaica, Long Mile Cave
Aurochs Bos primigenius
Bojanus, 1827
Artiodactyla 1627 IUCN Bos primigenius map.jpg Aurochs reconstruction.jpg
Bluebuck Hippotragus leucophaeus
Pallas, 1766
Artiodactyla 1800 IUCN LocationBluebuckRange.gif The book of antelopes (1894) Hippotragus leucophaeus.png
Red gazelle Eudorcas rufina
Thomas, 1894
Artiodactyla 1800
late 1800s IUCN
Algeria Eudorcas rufina.jpg
Schomburgk's deer Rucervus schomburgki
Blyth, 1863
Artiodactyla 1932 IUCN Thailand SchomburgksDeer-Berlin1911.jpg
Queen of Sheba's gazelle, or Yemen gazelle Gazella bilkis
Grover and Lay, 1985
Artiodactyla 1951 IUCN Yemen
Saudi gazelle Gazella saudiya
Carruthers and Schwarz, 1935
Artiodactyla 2008 IUCN [d] Arabian Peninsula
Madagascan dwarf hippopotamus, or Malagasy hippo Hippopotamus lemerlei
Milne-Edwards, 1868
Artiodactyla 1500
early 1500s [e] IUCN
Madagascar Hippopotamus lemerlei skull.jpg
Madagascan dwarf hippopotamus, or Madagascan pygmy Hippo, Malagasy hippo Hippopotamus madagascariensis
Guldberg, 1883
Artiodactyla 1500
early 1500s [f] IUCN
Madagascar Malagasy Hippopotamus.jpg
Falkland Island wolf, or warrah Dusicyon australis
Kerr, 1792
Carnivora 1876 IUCN Falkland Islands FalklandIslandFox2.jpg
Dusicyon avus
Burmeister, 1866
Carnivora 1500
early 1500s IUCN
Sea mink Neovison macrodon
Prentiss, 1903
Carnivora 1894 IUCN Northeastern North America
Japanese sea lion Zalophus japonicus
Peters, 1866
Carnivora 1970s IUCN Japan Zalophus japonicus.JPG
Caribbean monk seal Neomonachus tropicalis
Gray, 1850
Carnivora 1952 IUCN Caribbean Sea Cms-newyorkzoologicalsociety1910.jpg
Giant fossa Cryptoprocta spelea
Grandidier, 1902
Carnivora 1500
early 1500s IUCN
Cryptoprocta subfossil range map.svg

Extinct in the wild[edit]

A species that is extinct in the wild is one which has been categorized by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) as only known by living members kept in captivity or as a naturalized population outside its historic range due to massive habitat loss. A species is declared extinct in the wild after thorough surveys have inspected its historic range and failed to find evidence of a surviving individual.[14]

Common name Binomial name Order Date of extinction Former range Picture
Père David's deer Elaphurus davidianus
Milne-Edwards, 1866
Artiodactyla 1939 IUCN China Pere David Deer - Woburn Deer Park (5115883164).jpg
Scimitar oryx Oryx dammah
Cretzschmar, 1827
Artiodactyla 2000 IUCN Sahara desert Scimitar oryx1.jpg

Possibly extinct[edit]

Extinction of taxa is difficult to detect as long gaps without a sighting is not definitive. Some mammals declared as extinct may very well reappear.[1] For example, a study found that 36% of purported mammalian extinction had been resolved, while the rest either had validity issues (insufficient evidence) or had been rediscovered.[2] As of December 2015, the IUCN lists 30 mammalian species as "critically endangered (possibly extinct)".[3]

Common name Binomial name Order Last confirmed sighting Range Picture
Kouprey, or gray ox Bos sauveli
Urbain, 1937
Artiodactyla 1988 IUCN Bos sauveli distribution.svg Kouprey at Vincennes Zoo in Paris by Georges Broihanne 1937.jpg
Garrido's hutia Capromys garridoi
Varona, 1970
Rodentia 1970 IUCN Cayo Santa María
Dinagat bushy-tailed cloud rat, or Dinagat hairy-tailed cloud rat, Dinagat crateromys, Dinagat Island cloud rat Crateromys australis
Musser, Heaney, and Rabor, 1985
Rodentia 2012[18] IUCN Distribution Crateromys.png
In pink
Christmas Island shrew Crocidura trichura
Dobson, 1889
Rodentia 1985 IUCN Christmas Island Shrew area.png
Wimmer's shrew Crocidura wimmeri
de Balsac and Aellen, 1958
Rodentia 1976 IUCN Wimmer's Shrew area.png
De Winton's golden mole Cryptochloris wintoni
Broom, 1907
Rodentia 1937 IUCN De Winton's Golden Mole area.png
Wondiwoi tree-kangaroo Dendrolagus mayri
Rothschild and Dollman, 1933
Marsupialia 1928 IUCN Papua New Guinea, Wondiwoi Peninsula
San Quintin kangaroo rat Dipodomys gravipes
Huey, 1925
Rodentia 1986 IUCN Baja California
Baiji, or Yangtze river dolphin, whitefin dolphin, white flag dolphin, Chinese lake dolphin, Changjiang dolphin Lipotes vexillifer
Miller, 1918
Artiodactyla 2002 [g] IUCN Cetacea range map Chinese River Dolphin.PNG Lipotes vexillifer.png
Zuniga's dark rice rat Melanomys zunigae
Rodentia 1949 IUCN Peru, Lomas de Atocongo (hills near Lima)
Dwarf hutia Mesocapromys nanus
Allen, 1917
Rodentia 1937 IUCN Ciénaga de Zapata
San Felipe hutia, or little Earth hutia Mesocapromys sanfelipensis
Varona & Garrido, 1970
Rodentia 1978 IUCN Cuba
One-striped opossum Monodelphis unistriata
Wagner, 1842
Marsupialia 1899 IUCN Single-striped Opossum area.png
Gloomy tube-nosed bat Murina tenebrosa
Yoshiyuki, 1970
Chiroptera 1962 IUCN Tsushima Island and possibly Yaku Island
New Zealand greater short-tailed bat Mystacina robusta
Dwyer, 1962
Chiroptera 1967 IUCN Big South Cape Island Mystacina robusta specimen from Auckland Museum.jpg
Ethiopian amphibious rat, or Ethiopian water mouse Nilopegamys plumbeus
Osgood, 1928
Rodentia 1920s IUCN Mouth of the Lesser Abay River
Lord Howe long-eared bat Nyctophilus howensis
McKean, 1975
Chiroptera 1972 IUCN Lord Howe Island
Angel Island mouse Peromyscus guardia
Townsend, 1912
Rodentia 1991 IUCN Isla Ángel de la Guarda
Puebla deer mouse Peromyscus mekisturus
Merriam, 1898
Rodentia 1950s IUCN Ciudad Serdan and Tehuacán
Telefomin cuscus Phalanger matanim
Flannery, 1987
Marsupialia 1997 IUCN Telefomin Cuscus area.png
New Guinea big-eared bat Pharotis imogene
Thomas, 1914
Chiroptera 1890 IUCN New Guinea, south east Central Province
Christmas Island pipistrelle Pipistrellus murrayi
Andrews, 1900
Chiroptera 2009 IUCN Christmas Island
Montane monkey-faced bat Pteralopex pulchra
Flannery, 1991
Chiroptera 1990s IUCN Montane Monkey-faced Bat area.png
Aru flying fox Pteropus aruensis
Peter, 1867
Chiroptera 1992 IUCN Aru Flying Fox area.png
Vanikoro flying fox Pteropus tuberculatus
Peters, 1869
Chiroptera 1980
early 1900s IUCN
Vanikoro Flying Fox area.png
Emma's giant rat Uromys emmae
Groves and Flannery, 1994
Rodentia 1990s IUCN Owi Island of the Paidaido Islands, Papua Province
Emperor rat Uromys imperator
Thomas, 1888
Rodentia 1888 IUCN Guadalcanal
Guadalcanal rat Uromys porculus
Thomas, 1904
Rodentia 1888 IUCN Guadalcanal
Central rock rat Zyzomys pedunculatus
Waite, 1896
Rodentia 2001 [h] IUCN Zyzomys pedunculatus map.svg Zyzomys pedunculatus.jpg
Malabar large-spotted civet, or Malabar civet Viverra civettina
Blyth, 1862
Carnivora 1980
late 1900s [i] IUCN
Malabar Large-spotted Civet area.png Malabar Civet.jpg
Bouvier's red colobus Piliocolobus bouvieri
Groves, 2007
Primate 1970s IUCN Right bank of the Congo river

See also[edit]


  1. ^ A 1985 study suggested they may have survived into the 1900s based on local legends of the "comadreja"
  2. ^ This species was rediscovered in 2009, but is officially classified as extinct by the IUCN.[15]
  3. ^ There were reports of unusual rats on Nevis being eaten by islanders in the 1930s.[16]
  4. ^ They have not been observed since decades before they were declared extinct
  5. ^ Although, 14C dating points their extinction at 1000 C. E., a 1991 study found they coexisted with humans and survived into the 1500s.[17]
  6. ^ Although 14C dating points to their extinction at 1000 C. E., a 1991 study, based on oral tradition of the Malagasy, concluded that they survived until at least 1500.[17]
  7. ^ The species may be functionally extinct.[19]
  8. ^ The species was presumed extinct until it was rediscovered in 1996. There was a possible discovery in 2015.[20]
  9. ^ The last confirmed sighting is unknown and their range in the wild is unconfirmed. Camera traps in Karnataka, their presumed habitat, found no individuals after 1,084 nights in 2006.[21]


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