Endangered Species of Animals

Browsing Archive: September, 2009

Endangered Species

Posted by Antonio Villapaz on Sunday, September 27, 2009,
The Siberian Tiger is a subspecies of tiger that is endangered; three subspecies of tiger are already extinct.[1]

An endangered species is a population of organisms which is at risk of be...


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Endangered American Bison

Posted by Antonio Villapaz on Sunday, September 27, 2009,
American Bison

Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Bovidae
Subfamily: Bovinae
Genus: Bison
Species: B. bison
Binomial name
Bison bison
(Linnaeus, 1758)
Subspecies

B. b. athabascae
B. b. bison

Synonyms

Bos americanus

The American Bison (Bison bison) is a Nor...


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Endangered California Condor

Posted by Antonio Villapaz on Sunday, September 27, 2009,
California Condor
Fossil range: Early Pleistocene to Recent

Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Incertae sedis (disputed)
Family: Cathartidae
Genus: Gymnogyps
Lesson, 1842
Species: G. californianus
Binomial name
Gymnogyps californianus
(Shaw, 1797)

Synonyms

Genus-level:

  • Antillovultur Arredondo, 1976
  • Pseudogryphus

Species-level:

  • Vultur califor...

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Endangered Sea Otter

Posted by Antonio Villapaz on Sunday, September 27, 2009,
Sea Otter

A sea otter wraps itself in kelp in Morro Bay, California.
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Mustelidae
Subfamily: Lutrinae
Genus: Enhydra
Fleming, 1828
Species: E. lutris
Binomial name
Enhydra lutris
(Linnaeus, 1758)

Modern and historical range

The sea otter (Enhydra lutris) is a marine mammal native ...


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Endangered Loggerhead Sea Turtle

Posted by Antonio Villapaz on Sunday, September 27, 2009,
Loggerhead Sea Turtle

Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Subclass: Anapsida
Order: Testudines
Family: Cheloniidae
Genus: Caretta
Rafinesque, 1814
Species: C. caretta
Binomial name
Caretta caretta
Linnaeus, 1758

The Loggerhead Sea Turtle (Caretta caretta) is a sea turtle and the only member of the genus Caretta. The genus name "Caretta" is a latinization of the French...


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Endangered Santa Cruz Long-toed Salamander

Posted by Antonio Villapaz on Sunday, September 27, 2009,
Santa Cruz long-toed salamander

Conservation status
Not evaluated (IUCN 3.1)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Caudata
Family: Ambystomatidae
Genus: Ambystoma
Species: A. macrodactylum
Subspecies: A. m. croceum
Trinomial name
Ambystoma macrodactylum croceum
Russell & Anderson, 1956

The Santa Cruz long-toed salamander (Ambystoma macrodactylum croceum) is an endangered subspecies of the long-toed sa...


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Endangered Asian Arowana

Posted by Antonio Villapaz on Sunday, September 27, 2009,
Asian Arowana

Super red arowana
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Osteoglossiformes
Family: Osteoglossidae
Genus: Scleropages
Species: S. formosus
Additional species disputed (see text)

Binomial name
Scleropages formosus
Müller and Schlegel, 1844

The asian arowana is referred to several varieties of freshwater fish all in the genus Scleropages. Some s...


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Endangered Iberian Lynx

Posted by Antonio Villapaz on Sunday, September 27, 2009,
Iberian Lynx

Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Felidae
Genus: Lynx
Species: L. pardinus
Binomial name
Lynx pardinus
(Temminck, 1827)

The Iberian lynx (Lynx pardinus), sometimes referred to as the Spanish lynx, is a critically endangered species native to the Iberian Peninsula in Southern Europe. It is the most endangered...


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Endangered Arakan Forest Turtle

Posted by Antonio Villapaz on Sunday, September 27, 2009,
Arakan forest turtle

Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Sauropsida
Order: Testudines
Suborder: Cryptodira
Superfamily: Testudinoidea
Family: Bataguridae
Subfamily: Geoemydinae
Genus: Heosemys
Species: H. depressa
Binomial name
Heosemys depressa
(Anderson, 1875)[1]

The Arakan Forest Turtle (Heosemys depressa) is an extremely rare turtle species which lives o...


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Endangered Javan Rhinoceros

Posted by Antonio Villapaz on Sunday, September 27, 2009,
Javan Rhinoceros[1]

A European hunter with a dead Javan Rhino in 1895
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Domain: Eukarya
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Perissodactyla
Family: Rhinocerotidae
Genus: Rhinoceros
Species: R. sondaicus
Binomial name
Rhinoceros sondaicus
Desmarest, 1822[3]

Javan Rhinoceros Range[4]
Subspecies

Rhinoceros sondaicus annamiticus
Rhinoceros s...


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Endangered Gharial

Posted by Antonio Villapaz on Tuesday, September 22, 2009,
Gharial

Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Crocodilia
Family: Gavialidae
Genus: Gavialis
Species: G. gangeticus
Binomial name
Gavialis gangeticus
(Gmelin, 1789)

The gharial (Hindi : घऱियाल, Marathi : सुसर Susar) (Gavialis gangeticus), sometimes called the Indian gavial or gavial, is one of two surviving members of the fami...


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Endangered Dhole

Posted by Antonio Villapaz on Tuesday, September 22, 2009,

Dhole[1]
Fossil range: Post Pleistocene[2]-Recent

Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Canidae
Subfamily: Caninae
Genus: Cuon
Hodgson, 1838
Species: C. alpinus
Binomial name
Cuon alpinus
(Pallas, 1811)

Dhole range

The Dhole (Cuon alpinus), also known as the Asiatic Wild Dog, Indian Wild Dog, or Red Dog, is a species of Asian canid, and t...


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Endangered Tiger

Posted by Antonio Villapaz on Tuesday, September 22, 2009,
Tiger

A Bengal Tiger (P. tigris tigris) in India's Bandhavgarh National Park.
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Felidae
Genus: Panthera
Species: P. tigris
Binomial name
Panthera tigris
(Linnaeus, 1758)

Historical distribution of tigers (pale yellow) and 2006 (green).[2]
Subspecies

P. t. bengalensis
P. t. corbetti
Panthera tigris ja...


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Endangered African Wild Dog

Posted by Antonio Villapaz on Tuesday, September 22, 2009,
African Wild Dog or Prairie Dogs [1]

Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Canidae
Subfamily: Caninae
Genus: Lycaon
Brookes, 1827
Species: L. pictus
Binomial name
Lycaon pictus
(Temminck, 1820)

African Wild Dog range
Synonyms

Canis pictus

The African Wild Dog (Lycaon pictus) is a carnivorous mammal of the Canidae family, found o...


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Endangered Snow Leopard

Posted by Antonio Villapaz on Tuesday, September 22, 2009,

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Snow Leopard

Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Felidae
Subfamily: Pantherinae
Genus: Uncia
Gray, 1854
Species: U. uncia
Subspecies:
  • P. u. baikalensis-romanii (Medvedev, 2000)
  • P. u. irbis (Ehrenberg, 1830)
  • P. u. schneideri (Zukowsky, 1950)
  • P. u. uncioides (Horsfield, 1855)
Binomial name
Uncia uncia
(Schreber, 1775)

Range map
Synonyms

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Endangered Giant Panda

Posted by Antonio Villapaz on Tuesday, September 22, 2009,

Giant Panda

Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Ursidae
Genus: Ailuropoda
Species: A. melanoleuca
Binomial name
Ailuropoda melanoleuca
(David, 1869)

Giant Panda range
Subspecies

The Giant Panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca, literally meaning "c...


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Endangered Blue Whale

Posted by Antonio Villapaz on Tuesday, September 22, 2009,
Blue Whale[1]

Adult Blue Whale from the eastern Pacific Ocean
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Size comparison against an average human
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Cetacea
Suborder: Mysticeti
Family: Balaenopteridae
Genus: Balaenoptera
Species: B. musculus
Binomial name
Balaenoptera musculus
(Linnaeus, 1758)

Blue Whale range
Subspecies

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Endangered Island Fox

Posted by Antonio Villapaz on Tuesday, September 22, 2009,
Island Fox[1]

Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Canidae
Genus: Urocyon
Species: U. littoralis
Binomial name
Urocyon littoralis
(Baird, 1857)

Range map

The Island Fox (Urocyon littoralis) is a small fox that is native to six of the eight Channel Islands of California. It is the second smallest fox species in the United Sta...


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