These Animals Have All Gone Extinct In The Last 100 Years

extinct-animals

The number of extinct animals is difficult to calculate. In some cases, a species is presumed extinct if none have been seen in years, yet it will not receive official extinction status by the IUCN.

Organizations like the Center for Biological Diversity are helping save animals from extinction. The images below will help you understand how important this kind of work is.

Animals have always lived and died, but it is the extinction rate that is most alarming. Take a look at the many animals that went extinct in just the last 100 years.

1996 — Zanzibar Leopard, Panthera pardus adersi

Zanzibar_Leopardcopy

1918 — Carolina Parakeet, Conuropsis carolinensis

carolinaparakeet

1985 — Alaotra Grebe

alaotragrebe

1941 — Arabian Ostrich, Struthio camelus syriacus

arabianostrichweb

1940 — Arc-form Pearly Mussel, Epioblasma arcaeformis

Arcuate-Pearly-Musselweb

1986 — Atitlan Grebe, Podilymbus gigas

Atitlan_Grebe

1962 – Bachmann’s Warbler

bachmannswarbler

1937 — Bali Tiger, Panthera tigris balica

1942 — Barbary Lion, Panthera leo leo

barbarylion

1967 — Great Short-tailed Bat, Mystacina robusta

bat

1983 — Guam Flycatcher, Myiagra Freycinet

bird

1969 — Blackfin Cisco, Coregonus nigripinnis

blackfincisco

1970 — Blue Pike, Sander vitreus glaucus

Blue pike. Stizostedion vitreum glaucum.

1923 — Bubal hartebeest, Alcelaphus buselaphus buselaphus

bubal

1972 — Bush Wren, Xenicus longipes

bushwren

1952 — Caribbean Monk Seal, Monachus tropicalis

caribbseamonk

1997 — Aldabra Banded Snail, Rhachistia aldabrae

aldabrabandedsnailweb

1960 — Central Hare-wallaby, Lagorchestes asomatus

centralharewallaby

2007 — Chinese Paddlefish, Psephurus gladius

chinesepaddlefish

2009 — Christmas Island Pipistrelle, Pipistrellus murrayi

christmas

1985 — Christmas Island Shrew, Crocidura trichura

Christmasislandshrewweb

1966 — Independence Valley Tui Chub, Gila bicolor isolata 

chub

1977 — Colombian Grebe, Podiceps andinus

colombiangrebe

1964 — Lake Ontario, Coregonus kiyi orientalis

Coregonus-kiyi-orientalis

1956 — Crescent Nailtail Wallaby, Onychogalea lunata

(Source: "Onychogalea lunata" by John Gould - John Gould, F.R.S., Mammals of Australia, Vol. II Plate 55, London, 1863http://www.museum.vic.gov.au/bioinformatics/mammals/images/Ony_luna.htm. Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons - http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Onychogalea_lunata.jpg#mediaviewer/File:Onychogalea_lunata.jpg

1940 — Las Vegas Dace, Rhinichthys deaconi

dace

1971 — Santa Cruz Pupfish, Cyprinodon arcuatus

Death_Valley_Pupfish_spawning_in_Salt_Creek

1952 — Deepwater Cisco, Coregonus johannae

deepwatercisco1

1927 — Thick-billed Ground-dove, Gallicolumba salamonis

doveweb

1987 — Dusky Seaside Sparrow, Ammodramus maritimus nigrescens

duskysparrow

1929 — Atlantic Eelgrass Limpet, Lottia alveus

eelgrasslimpet

1982 — Galapagos Damselfish, Azurina eupalama

Galapagos_damselfishweb

1984 – Amistad Gambusia, Gambusia amistadensis

Gambusia_punctata

1985 — Eungella Gastric-Brooding Frog, Rheobatrachus vitellinus, and Rheobatrachus silus

gastricbfrog1

1951 — Glaucous Macaw, Anodorhynchus glaucus

Glaucous-Macawweb

1989 — Golden Toad, Incilius periglenes

goldentoad

1938 — Grand Cayman Thrush, Turdus ravidus

Grand-Cayman-Thrushweb

1923 — New Zealand Grayling, Prototroctes oxyrhinchus

grayling

1969 — Greater Akialoa, Hemignathus ellisianus

Greater-Akialoaweb

1974 — Guam Flying Fox, Pteropus tokudae
guamfox

1934 — Hawaii O’o, Moho Nobilis

hawaiooweb

1976 — Madagascan Dwarf Hippopotamus, Hippopotamus lemerlei

hippo

1940 — Houting, Coregonus oxyrinchus

houting

1934 — Indefatigable Galápagos Rice Rat, Nesoryzomys indefessus

indefatigablegalapgosrat

1951 — Japanese Sea Lion, Zalophus japonicus

japanesesealionweb

1940 — Javanese Lapwing, Vanellus macropterus

javaneselapwingweb

1963 — Kakawahle, Paroreomyza flammea
kakawahieweb

1983 — Kama’o, Myadestes myadestinus

kamaoforweb

1985 – Kaua’i ‘O’o, Moho braccatus

Kauai-Ooweb

1972 — Lake Pedder Earthworm, Hypolimnus pedderensis

lakepedderearthwormweb

1940 — Lake Titicaca Orestias, Orestias cuvieri

LakeTiticacaOrestia-1835

1960 — Raycraft Ranch Poolfish, Empetrichthys latos concavus

latos

1914 — Laughing Owl, Sceloglaux albifacies

laughingowl

1944 — Laysan Crake, Porzana Palmeri

laysancrake

1950 — Lesser Bilby, Macrotis leucura

  Lesserbilbyweb

1933 — Lesser Stick-nest Rat, Leporillus apicalis

Lesser-Stick-nest-Ratweb

1950 — Little Swan Island Hutia, Geocapromys thoracatus

littleswanislandhutiaweb

1965 — Santo Stefano Lizard, Podarcis sicula sanctistephani

lizard

1918 — Lord Howe Island Flycatcher, Gerygone insularis
lordhowe

1970 —  Madeiran Large White, Pieris brassicae wollastoni

Madeiran-Large-White

1981 — Marianas Mallard, Anas oustaleti

Marianas-Mallard

1960 — Brasilia Burrowing Mouse, Juscelinomys candango

  mouse

1956 — Blue-grey mouse, Pseudomys glaucus

mouse1

1969 — Tubercled-blossom Pearly Mussel, Epioblasma torulosa torulosa

mussel

923 — Norfolk Island Starling, Aplonis Fusco

norfolkbirdweb

1969 — Ameca Shiner, Notropis amacae

notropis

1938 — Pahranagat Spinedace, Lepidomeda altivelis

Notropis_stramineus

1975 — Phantom Shiner, Notropis orca

notropisshiner

1998 – Nukupuu, Hemignathus lucidus

NukupuuHemignathuslucidusforweb

1962 — Red-bellied Gracile Mouse Opossum, Cryptonanus ignitus

oppossum

1927 — Paradise Parrot, Psephotus pulcherrimus

Paradise_Parrotweb

1914 — Passenger Pigeon, Ectopistes migratorius

passengerpigeon

1920 – Arcuate Pearly Mussel, Epioblasma flexuosa

pearly-Musselweb

1950 – Pig-footed Bandicoot, Chaeropus ecaudatus

pigfootedbandicootweb

1949 — Pink-headed Duck, Rhodonessa caryophyllacea

pinheadedduck

1977 — Eiao Monarch, Pomarea fluxa
Pomarea_pomarea

2004 — Po’o-uli, Melamprosops phaeosoma

Poʻouli

2000 — Pyrenean Ibex, Capra pyrenaica pyrenaica

PyreneanIbexforweb

1951 — Queen of Sheba’s Gazelle

queenshebasgazelleweb

1922 — Red-moustached Fruit Dove, Ptilinopus mercierii
redmoustachedfruitdove

2011 — Vietnamese Rhino, Rhinoceros sondaicus annamiticus

rhino

1940 — Darwin’s Galápagos Rice Rat, Nesoryzomys darwini

riceratweb

1917 — Rodrigues Day Gecko, Phelsuma edwardnewtoni

  rodriguesdaygecko

1940 — Roque Chico de Salmor Giant Lizard, Gallotia simonyi simonyi

roquechicogiantlizardweb

1936 — Ryukyu Wood-pigeon, Columba jouyi

ryukuwoodpigeonweb

1970 — Clear Lake Splittail, Pogonichthys ciscoides

sacrementosplit

1950 — San Martin Island Woodrat, Neotoma martinensis

sanmartinislandwoodratweb

1938 — Schomburgk’s Deer, Rucervus schomburgki

SchomburgksDeerweb

1928 — Utah Lake Sculpin, Cottus echinatus

sculpin

1961 — Semper’s Warbler, Leucopeza semperi

Semperswarbler

1930 — Silver Trout, Salvelinus agassizi

silvertroutweb

1964 — Rio Grande Bluntnose Shiner, Notropis simus simus

simus

1935 — Horn Snail, Cerithidae fuscata
snail

1954 — Maravillas Red Shiner, Cyprinella lutrensis blairi
sneegas1

1964 — South Island Snipe, Coenocorypha iredalei

snipe

1979 — Southern Day Frog, Taudactylus diurnus

southernday

1945 — Stresemann’s Bristlethroat, Merulaxis stresemanni

stressmansbristlefrontweb

1996 — Swollen Raiatea Tree Snail, Partula turgida

Swollen-Raiatea-Tree-Snailweb

1928 — Syrian Wild Ass, Equus hemionus hemippus

syrianwildassweb

1919 — Tarpan, Equus ferus ferustarpan1936 — Tasmanian Tiger, Thylacinus cynocephalustasmaniantigerweb

1957 — Thicktail Chub, Gila crassicaudaThicktailChub

1939 — Toolache Wallaby, Macropus greyiToolache-Wallabyweb

1930 — Alvord Cutthroat Trout, Oncorhynchus clarki alvordensisTrout_cutthroat_fish_oncorhynchus_clarkii_clarkiiweb

2002 — Vine Raiatea Tree Snail, Partula labruscaVine-Raiatea-Tree-Snail

1942 — Wake Rail, Gallirallus wakensis

wakerail

1983 — Aldabra Warbler, Nesillas aldabrana

warbler

1997 — Western Black Rhinoceros, Diceros bicornis longipes

westernblackrhinoforweb

1978 — White-eyed River Martin, Eurychelidon serintarea

whiteeyedriver-copy

1931 — Bunker’s Woodrat, Neotoma bunkeri

woodrat

2007 — Yangtze River Dolphin, Lipotes vexillifer

yangtzeriverdolphin

1969 — Tubercled-blossom Pearly Mussel, Epioblasma torulosa torulosa

mussel

1940 — Arc-form Pearly Mussel, Epioblasma arcaeformis

pearly-Musselweb

1950 – Pig-footed Bandicoot, Chaeropus ecaudatus

pigfootedbandicootweb

1949 — Pink-headed Duck, Rhodonessa caryophyllacea

pinheadedduck

2004 — Po’o-uli, Melamprosops phaeosoma

Poʻouli

1977 — Eiao Monarch, Pomarea fluxa

Pomarea_pomarea

2000 — Pyrenean Ibex, Capra pyrenaica pyrenaica

PyreneanIbexforweb

1951 — Queen of Sheba’s Gazelle

queenshebasgazelleweb

1922 — Red-moustached Fruit Dove, Ptilinopus mercierii

redmoustachedfruitdove

2011 — Vietnamese Rhino, Rhinoceros sondaicus annamiticus

rhino

1940 — Darwin’s Galápagos Rice Rat, Nesoryzomys darwini

riceratweb

1917 — Rodrigues Day Gecko, Phelsuma edwardnewtoni

rodriguesdaygecko

1940 — Roque Chico de Salmor Giant Lizard, Gallotia simonyi simonyi

roquechicogiantlizardweb

1936 — Ryukyu Wood-pigeon, Columba jouyi

ryukuwoodpigeonweb

1970 — Clear Lake Splittail, Pogonichthys ciscoides

sacrementosplit

1950 — San Martin Island Woodrat, Neotoma martinensis

sanmartinislandwoodratweb

1938 — Schomburgk’s Deer, Rucervus schomburgki

SchomburgksDeerweb

1928 — Utah Lake Sculpin, Cottus echinatus

sculpin

1961 — Semper’s Warbler, Leucopeza semperi

Semperswarbler

1930 — Silver Trout, Salvelinus agassizi

silvertroutweb

1964 — Rio Grande Bluntnose Shiner, Notropis simus simus

simus

1935 — Horn Snail, Cerithidae fuscata

snail

1954 — Maravillas Red Shiner, Cyprinella lutrensis blairi

sneegas1

1981 — Marianas Mallard, Anas oustaleti

Marianas-Mallard

1998 – Nukupuu, Hemignathus lucidus

NukupuuHemignathuslucidusforweb

1962 — Red-bellied Gracile Mouse Opossum, Cryptonanus ignitus

oppossum

1927 — Paradise Parrot, Psephotus pulcherrimus

Paradise_Parrotweb

1914 — Passenger Pigeon, Ectopistes migratorius

passengerpigeon

1969 — Greater Akialoa, Hemignathus ellisianus

Greater-Akialoaweb

1974 — Guam Flying Fox, Pteropus tokudae

guamfox

1934 — Hawaii O’o, Moho nobilis

hawaiooweb

1976 — Madagascan Dwarf Hippopotamus, Hippopotamus lemerlei

hippo

1934 — Indefatigable Galápagos Rice Rat, Nesoryzomys indefessus

indefatigablegalapgosrat

1963 — Kakawahle, Paroreomyza flammea

kakawahieweb

1983 — Kama’o, Myadestes myadestinus

kamaoforweb

1985 – Kaua’i ‘O’o, Moho braccatus

Kauai-Ooweb

1972 — Lake Pedder Earthworm, Hypolimnus pedderensis

lakepedderearthwormweb

1940 — Lake Titicaca Orestias, Orestias cuvieri

LakeTiticacaOrestia-1835

1960 — Raycraft Ranch Poolfish, Empetrichthys latos concavus

latos

1914 — Laughing Owl, Sceloglaux albifacies

laughingowl

1944 — Laysan Crake, Porzana palmeri

laysancrake

1933 — Lesser Stick-nest Rat, Leporillus apicalis

Lesser-Stick-nest-Ratweb

1950 — Lesser Bilby, Macrotis leucura

Lesserbilbyweb

1950 — Little Swan Island Hutia, Geocapromys thoracatus

littleswanislandhutiaweb

1965 — Santo Stefano Lizard, Podarcis sicula sanctistephani

lizard

1918 — Lord Howe Island Flycatcher, Gerygone insularis

lordhowe

1970 —  Madeiran Large White, Pieris brassicae wollastoni

Madeiran-Large-White

1960 — Brasilia Burrowing Mouse, Juscelinomys candango

mouse

1956 — Blue-grey mouse, Pseudomys glaucus

mouse1

923 — Norfolk Island Starling, Aplonis fusca

norfolkbirdweb

1938 — Pahranagat Spinedace, Lepidomeda altivelis

Notropis_stramineus

1969 — Ameca Shiner, Notropis amacae

notropis

1975 — Phantom Shiner, Notropis orca

notropisshiner

2009 — Christmas Island Pipistrelle, Pipistrellus murrayi

christmas

1985 — Eungella Gastric-Brooding Frog, Rheobatrachus vitellinus and Rheobatrachus silus

gastricbfrog1

1989 — Golden Toad, Incilius periglenes

goldentoad

1938 — Grand Cayman Thrush, Turdus ravidus

Grand-Cayman-Thrushweb

1923 — New Zealand Grayling, Prototroctes oxyrhinchus

grayling

1940 — Houting, Coregonus oxyrinchus

houting

1951 — Japanese Sea Lion, Zalophus japonicus

japanesesealionweb

1940 — Javanese Lapwing, Vanellus macropterus

javaneselapwingweb

1997 — Aldabra Banded Snail, Rhachistia aldabrae

aldabrabandedsnailweb

1969 — Blackfin Cisco, Coregonus nigripinnis

blackfincisco

1972 — Bush Wren, Xenicus longipes

bushwren

1960 — Central Hare-wallaby, Lagorchestes asomatus

centralharewallaby

1985 — Christmas Island Shrew, Crocidura trichura

Christmasislandshrewweb

1966 — Independence Valley Tui Chub, Gila bicolor isolata 

chub

1977 — Colombian Grebe, Podiceps andinus

colombiangrebe

1964 — Lake Ontario, Coregonus kiyi orientalis

Coregonus-kiyi-orientalis dace

1971 — Santa Cruz Pupfish, Cyprinodon arcuatus

Death_Valley_Pupfish_spawning_in_Salt_Creek

1952 — Deepwater Cisco, Coregonus johannae

deepwatercisco1

1927 — Thick-billed Ground-dove, Gallicolumba salamonis

doveweb

1987 — Dusky Seaside Sparrow, Ammodramus maritimus nigrescens

duskysparrow

1929 — Atlantic Eelgrass Limpet, Lottia alveus

eelgrasslimpet

1982 — Galapagos Damselfish, Azurina eupalama

Galapagos_damselfishweb

1984 – Amistad Gambusia, Gambusia amistadensis

Gambusia_punctata

1951 — Glaucous Macaw, Anodorhynchus glaucus

Glaucous-Macawweb

1941 — Arabian Ostrich, Struthio camelus syriacus

arabianostrichweb

1962 – Bachmann’s Warbler

bachmannswarbler

1942 — Barbary Lion, Panthera leo leo

barbarylion

1967 — Great Short-tailed Bat, Mystacina robusta

bat

1983 — Guam Flycatcher, Myiagra freycinet

bird

1970 — Blue Pike, Sander vitreus glaucus

Blue pike. Stizostedion vitreum glaucum.
Blue pike. Stizostedion vitreum glaucum.

1923 — Bubal hartebeest, Alcelaphus buselaphus buselaphus

bubal

1952 — Caribbean Monk Seal, Monachus tropicalis

caribbseamonk

2007 — Chinese Paddlefish, Psephurus gladius

chinesepaddlefish

It is sad that these animals will never be seen on earth again. Rest in peace sweat beasts!

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1 comment
Denzel Foad - November 14, 2015

And humans will make themselves extinct…

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