Extinct Animals of North America


Mankind is quite possibly the most destructive force to ever hit mother nature. This list looks at some extinctions that humans have lent a helping hand to. Whether by over hunting or over population, driving a species to extinction is nothing to be proud of and it’s certainly not slowing down.

Recently extinct species in Canada and continental U.S.

Last Seen Common Name Scientific Name Former Range Type
2007 Columbia Basin Pygmy Rabbit Brachylagus idahoensis pop. 2 Douglas, Grant, Lincoln, Adams and Benton counties of Washington state mammal
1994 Hadley Lake Limnetic Stickleback Gasterosteus sp. 12 Hadley Lake on Lasqueti Island, British Columbia fish
1994 Hadley Lake Benthic Stickleback Gasterosteus sp. 13 Hadley Lake on Lasqueti Island, British Columbia fish
1992 Vancouver Island Wolverine Gulo gulo vancouverensis Vancouver Island, British Columbia mammal
1988 Maryland Darter Etheostoma sellare Streams near the head of Chesapeake Bay in Maryland fish
1988 Bachman’s Warbler Vermivora bachmanii Nested in Missouri, Arkansas, Kentucky, Alabama, South Carolina, and Louisiana; wintered in Cuba and Isle of Pines bird
1987 Dusky Seaside Sparrow Ammodramus maritimus nigrescens East coast of Florida bird
1986 Banff Longnose Dace Rhinichthys cataractae smithi A marsh fed by hot springs near Banff, Alberta fish
1985 Shortnose Cisco Coregonus reighardi Lakes Huron, Michigan and Ontario fish
1983 San Marcos Gambusia Gambusia georgei San Marcos River, Texas fish
late 1970s Amistad Gambusia Gambusia amistadensis Goodenough Spring, Texas fish
1975 Phantom Shiner Notropis orca Rio Grande River in New Mexico and Texas fish
mid 1970s Lewis’s Woodpecker, Georgia Depression Population Melanerpes lewis pop. 1 Southwestern British Columbia and western Washington state bird
1974 Tacoma Pocket Gopher Thomomys mazama tacomensis Pierce County, Washington state mammal
1971 Santa Cruz Pupfish Cyprinodon arcuatus Monkey Spring in Arizona fish
1971 Blue Walleye Sander vitreus glaucus Lake Erie, Lake Ontario, lower Niagara River and Lake Huron fish
1970 Clear Lake Splittail Pogonichthys ciscoides Clear Lake, California fish
1969 Blackfin Cisco Coregonus nigripinnis Lake Huron and Lake Michigan fish
1968 Striped Bass, St. Lawrence Estuary
Morone saxatilis sp. 3 Quebec fish
1964 Bluntnose Shiner Notropis simus simus Rio Grande River in New Mexico and Texas fish
1964 Lake Ontario Kiyi Coregonus kiyi orientalis Ontario fish
1964 Bay Springs Salamander Plethodon ainsworthi Jasper County, Mississippi amphibian
1963 Eskimo Curlew Numenius borealis Nested in Northwest Territories, wintered in Argentina bird

Extinct Animals Worldwide

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