Friday, October 16, 2015

Top Five Rarest Animals

5. Bamboo Lemur

With jaws designed to crack through bamboo, which makes up most of its diet, there are only about 100 of these lemurs left in the rain forest of Madagascar.
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Suborder: Strepsirrihini
Family: Lemuridae
Genus: Hapalemur

4. Spoon Billed Sandpiper

Living in Northeastern Russia and often found in wading through shallow water there are fewer than 1000 of these tiny birds left.
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Scolopacidae
Genus: Calidris
Species: C. Pygmeus

3. Jamaica Rock Iguana

Although it was declared extinct for many years, it was found again in the remote Hellshire Hills of Jamaica in 1970.
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordtata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Reptilla
Order: Sqaumata
Suborder: Iguana
Family: Iguanaidae
Genus: Cyclura
Species: C. Collei

2. Geometric Tortoise

Living in Cape Province, South Africa this species is now threatened by habitat destruction and predation.

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilla
Order: Testudines
Family: Testudinidae
Genus: Psammaobates
Species: P. Geometricus

1. Stubfoot Toad

Not seen since 1995, it lives in lowlands of Ecuador and was found once again in the mid 90's.

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Bufonidae
Genus: Atelopus
Species: A. Balios

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