Critically endangered species
IUCN conservation category
A critically endangered species is a species of plant or animal, that has an extremely high risk of extinction in the future.
Comparison of Red list classes above
and NatureServe status below
Critically endangered MammalsEdit
- The Christmas Island Pipistrelle is a very small bat which is listed as being a Critically endangered species. In February 2009 there were only about 20 left living on Christmas Island. Scientists think the bat became extinct at the end of 2009.
- European mink
Critically endangered amphibiansEdit
- The Corroboree Frog, a very small frog found only in the high mountains of south east Australia.
Critically endangered reptilesEdit
- The Gharial, a crocodile like animal.
- The Orinoco crocodile is a crocodile that only lives in the Orinoco river
Critically endangered birdsEdit
- The Grenada dove is a dove that only lives on the island of Grenada
Critically endangered molluscsEdit
- The Similar Partula is a species of land snail that is now found only on one valley in French Polynesia.
- ↑ "ABC Local - Garrett goes in to bat for endangered pipistrelle". www.abc.net.au. Retrieved 2009-02-24.