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Prolagus sardus

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA LAGOMORPHA PROLAGIDAE

Scientific Name: Prolagus sardus
Species Authority: (Wagner, 1832)
Common Name(s):
English Sardinian Pika
French PIKA SARDE
Spanish PIKA DE CERDEÑA

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Extinct ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Smith, A.T. & Johnston, C.H.
Reviewer(s): Boyer, A.F. & Johnston, C.H. (Lagomorph Red List Authority)
Justification:
The last presumed sighting of Prolagus sardus was in 1774 (Smith 2008). This species was present in its historic distribution within the last 2,000 years (Smith 2008). It is speculated that "habitat loss, predation, and competition with alien invasive species" were responsible for its extinction (Smith 2008).
History:
1996 Extinct
1994 Extinct (Groombridge 1994)
1990 Extinct (IUCN 1990)
1988 Extinct (IUCN Conservation Monitoring Centre 1988)
1986 Extinct (IUCN Conservation Monitoring Centre 1986)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Prolagus sardus once occupied Corsica, Sardinia, and small adjacent islands of the Mediterranean (Hoffmann and Smith 2005).
Countries:
Regionally extinct:
France (Corsica); Italy (Sardegna)
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Population [top]

Population: Extinct.

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Systems: Terrestrial

Citation: Smith, A.T. & Johnston, C.H. 2008. Prolagus sardus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 23 October 2014.
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