Prolagus sardus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Lagomorpha Prolagidae

Scientific Name: Prolagus sardus (Wagner, 1832)
Common Name(s):
English Sardinian Pika

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)
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).
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

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

Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Citation: Smith, A.T. & Johnston, C.H. 2008. Prolagus sardus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T18338A8103116. . Downloaded on 18 October 2017.
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