List of endemic fauna of Puerto Rico

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This is a list of the endemic fauna of Puerto Rico. This list is sorted in alphabetical order by the scientific name of the species, which are in parentheses.

Birds

Elfin-woods warbler
Puerto Rican parrot
Puerto Rican screech-owl, an endemic species found in the western municipality of Aguada.

Crustaceans

Insects

Mollusks

Myriapoda

Reptiles/amphibians

Coquí
Mona ground iguana
Puerto Rican boa

Spiders

This is a list of all spiders endemic to Puerto Rico, according to Platnick.[10]

Extinct animals

See also

Footnotes

  1. ^ The Puerto Rican pewee is not an official species recognized by the AOU. The species is a proposed split from the Lesser Antillean pewee (Contopus latirostris) by Rafaelle, H., et al. (1998) in A Guide to the Birds of the West Indies, Princeton University Press, ISBN 0691087369.
  2. ^ This species was formerly categorized as Otus nupides but was subsequently renamed[permanent dead link].
  3. ^ This species was formerly a subspecies of Spindalis zena. In 1997 it was elevated to species status: O. H. Garrido; K. C. Parkes; G. B. Reynard; A. Kirkconnell; R. Sutton (1997). "Taxonomy of the Stripe-Headed Tanager, Genus Spindalis (Aves:Thraupidae) of the West Indies". Wilson Bulletin. 109 (4): 561–594.
  4. ^ This species is also known as the North American worm lizard.
  5. ^ This species is also known as pygmy anole.
  6. ^ "Anolis poncensis". Zipecodezoo.com. Archived from the original on 27 December 2014. Retrieved 4 January 2009.
  7. ^ This species has several common names. These are ridge-headed toad, lowland Caribbean toad, Puerto Rican toad and Sapo Concho.
  8. ^ This species was formerly categorized as Peltophryne lemur but was subsequently renamed[permanent dead link].
  9. ^ "Ctenonotus Poncensis". Zipcodezoo.com. Archived from the original on 27 December 2014. Retrieved 4 January 2009.
  10. ^ Platnick, N.I. (2006). world spider catalog, version 7.0. American Museum of Natural History
  11. ^ The greater Puerto Rican ground sloth became extinct approximately 3000–4000 years ago.
  12. ^ The lesser Puerto Rican ground sloth became extinct approximately 3000–4000 years ago.
  13. ^ The Puerto Rican plate-tooth or Puerto Rican paca became extinct approximately in the early 16th century.
  14. ^ The Puerto Rican nesophontes became extinct approximately in the early 16th century.
  15. ^ "Crocodiles Swam Atlantic? | KCRG-TV9 | Cedar Rapids, Iowa News, Sports, and Weather | Local News". Kcrg.com. 2007-03-23. Archived from the original on 15 May 2013. Retrieved 2013-03-31.

References

  • Sociedad Ornitológica Puertorriqueña (in Spanish)
  • Bosque Seco de Guánica (in Spanish)
  • Integrated Taxonomic Information System
  • Extinct vertebrates of the U.S.A., U.S. territories and Canada since 1492
  • Rivero, Juan A. (1998). Los anfibios y reptiles de Puerto Rico. San Juan, Puerto Rico: University of Puerto Rico Press. ISBN 0-8477-0243-X.
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