The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database


Most Recent Global Extinctions

The following table is tentative. There are doubtless many species unknowingly omitted from consideration simply because they went extinct without ever having been documented. While other (sub)species not included here probably survived longer than is recognised by science, and possibly still exist. Moreover, the "Last record" given for each (sub)species almost certainly does not represent the very last individual (endling) in almost all cases for obvious reasons. Nevertheless such an incomplete picture of recent extinctions is better than none at all. The list is arbitrarily limited to extinctions that are believed to have taken place since 1 January 2000.

Entries listed in bold are tentative post-1999 records.

Entries which are underlined may not be taxonomically valid.

Entries which are both bolded and underlined are taxa which are feared extinct again.