Scientists 'Resurrect' Gene Believed To Have Helped Woolly Mammoths Tolerate Cold
No one has brought a woolly mammoth back from extinction, but a team of scientists has brought back a woolly mammoth gene, discovering that it and others unique to the long-vanished elephant-like beas...
Meet Yuka, the 39,000-year-old mummified woolly mammoth scientists want to clone
Japan took a break from its obsession with the future this week as a new exhibition sent visitors 39,000 years back into the past. That's the estimated age of Yuka, a mummified woolly mammoth that has...
Elephant bird
Readings from The Doomsday Book of Animals by David Day.
Elephant bird
Elephant birds are members of the extinct family Aepyornithidae. Elephant birds were large to enormous, flightless birds that once lived on the island of Madagascar, which lies about 420 km (260...
Elephant bird - Wikipedia
Scientists 'Resurrect' Gene Believed To Have Helped Woolly Mammoths Tolerate Cold
No one has brought a woolly mammoth back from extinction, but a team of scientists has brought back a woolly mammoth gene, discovering that it and others unique to the long-vanished elephant-like beas...
Huahine Starling
The Huahine starling (Aplonis diluvialis) is an extinct bird from the genus Aplonis within the starling family Sturnidae. It was endemic to the island of Huahine, in the Society Islands of French Poly...
Huahine Starling - Wikipedia
Triaenops goodmani
Triaenops goodmani is an extinct bat from Madagascar in the genus Triaenops. It is known from three lower jaws collected in a cave at Anjohibe in 1996, and described as a new species in 2007. The mate...
Triaenops goodmani - Wikipedia
Long-billed Wren (New Zealand)
The long-billed wren (Dendroscansor decurvirostris) was a species of New Zealand wren (family Acanthisittidae) endemic to the South Island of New Zealand. It was the only species in the genus Dendrosc...
Burnt-tailed barb
Balantiocheilos ambusticauda (the burnt-tailed barb or Siamese bala-shark) is a possibly extinct freshwater fish species from the Cyprinidae family. It is or was endemic to the Mae Klong and Chao Phra...
Saint Helena Shearwater
The Saint Helena shearwater (Puffinus pacificoides) is an extinct species of seabird in the petrel family. It is known only from subfossil remains found on the island of Saint Helena in the South Atla...
Saint Helena Shearwater - Wikipedia
Stilt-owl
The stilt-owls (Grallistrix) are a genus of true owls which contains four species, all of which lived on the Hawaiian Islands but are now extinct.Grallistrix can be loosely translated as "owl on stilt...
Stilt-owl - Wikipedia
Small-billed Moa-nalo
The small-billed moa-nalo (Ptaiochen pau), also known as the stumbling moa-nalo, is a species of moa-nalo, one of a group of extinct, flightless, large goose-like ducks, which evolved in the Hawaiian ...
Small-billed Moa-nalo - Wikipedia
Giant Nukupu‘u
The giant nukupuʻu (Hemignathus vorpalis) is an extinct species of finch in the Fringillidae family, which is only known from fossil remains. It was endemic to Hawaiʻi. Its extinction is b...
Giant Nukupu‘u - Wikipedia
Sardinian shrew
The Sardinian shrew (Nesiotites similis) is an extinct species of shrew from Europe (Sardinia).
Cuban coney
The Cuban coney (Geocapromys columbianus) is an extinct species of rodent in the family Capromyidae. It was endemic to Cuba.Its natural habitats were lowlands moist forests, xeric shrublands and rocky...
Cuban coney - Wikipedia
Hipposideros besaoka
Hipposideros besaoka is an extinct bat from Madagascar in the genus Hipposideros. It is known from numerous jaws and teeth, which were collected in a cave at Anjohibe in 1996 and described as a new sp...
Baru
Baru is an extinct genus of Australian mekosuchine crocodilian. It was semi-aquatic, around 4 m (13 ft) in length. Being semi-aquatic its habitat was around fresh pools of water in wet fores...
Baru - Wikipedia
Hypogeomys australis
Hypogeomys australis is an extinct rodent from central and southeastern Madagascar. First described in 1903, it is larger than its close relative, the living Hypogeomys antimena, which occurs further ...
Hypogeomys australis - Wikipedia
Dwarf hutia
The dwarf hutia (Mesocapromys nanus) is known only from Cuba. It was last seen in 1937.The hutias are heavily built guinea pig-like rodents with broad rounded heads. They have relatively small eyes an...
Mekosuchus
Mekosuchus is a genus of extinct Australasian crocodiles within the subfamily Mekosuchinae. They are believed to have been made extinct by the arrival of man on the South Pacific islands where they li...
Mekosuchus - Wikipedia
Jamaican monkey
The Jamaican monkey (Xenothrix mcgregori) is an extinct species of monkey first uncovered at Long Mile Cave in Jamaica by Harold Anthony in 1919. Anthony is responsible for many species descriptions o...
Gran Canaria giant rat
The Gran Canaria giant rat (Canariomys tamarani) is an extinct species of rat endemic to the island of Gran Canaria (Canary Islands, Spain).This rodent is known from Holocene fossil remains found at s...
Canary Islands Quail
The Canary Islands quail (Coturnix gomerae) once occurred on the islands of El Hierro, La Palma, Tenerife and Fuerteventura (Canary Islands, Spain). It might also have inhabited Gran Canaria and Lanza...
Voay
Voay is an extinct genus of crocodile from Madagascar and includes only one species—V. robustus. Numerous subfossils have been found, including complete skulls as well as vertebrae and osteoderms from...
Voay - Wikipedia
Hunter Island Penguin
The Hunter Island penguin (Tasidyptes hunteri) is an extinct penguin, subfossil remains of which were found in a Holocene Aboriginal midden at Stockyard Site on Hunter Island, in Bass Strait 5 km...
North African Elephant
The North African elephant (Loxodonta africana pharaoensis) was the subspecies of the African bush elephant (Loxodonta africana), or possibly a separate elephant species, that existed in North Africa ...
North African Elephant - Wikipedia
Balearic shrew
The Balearic shrew (Nesiotites hidalgo) is an extinct species of shrew from Majorca and Minorca, in the Balearic Islands of Spain.