posted on Apr, 1 2013 @ 05:31 PM
reply to post by IgnoreTheFacts
There have been a Few...
The Dwarf Cloud Rat
This beautiful little animal was seen by biologists only once previously — by a British researcher in 1896 who was given several specimens by local
people, so he knew almost nothing about the ecology of the species,” said Lawrence Heaney, Curator of Mammals at the Field Museum and Project
Leader. “Since then, the species has been a mystery, in part because there is virtually no forest left on Mt. Data, where it was first found.” The
dwarf cloud rat was captured by Danilo Balete, Project Co-Leader and Research Associate of the Philippine National Museum, in a patch of mature mossy
forest (also called cloud forest) high on Mt. Pulag, at about 2,350 meters above sea level. It was in the canopy of a large tree. Much of the mossy
forest in Mt. Pulag National Park where the biologists found the dwarf cloud rat was logged during the 1960s, and few large trees remain. The mossy
forest has been gradually regenerating, but many local people now have vegetable farms there, and some of the mossy forest has disappeared as a result
The Cuban Solenodon
Since its discovery in 1861 by the German naturalist Wilhelm Peters, only 36 had ever been caught. By 1970, some thought that the Cuban Solenodon had
become extinct, since no specimens had been found since 1890. The Cuban Solenodon that was found in 2003, named Alejandrito, brought the number ever
caught to 37 .
The La Palma Giant Lizard
Its decline started 2000 years ago with the arrival of humans on La Palma. It appears to have become extinct in the last 500 years. The main causes of
extinction appear to have been introduced cats, consumption by people, and habitat destruction for agriculture. The lizard was rediscovered in
Thought to be Extinct Animals could be considered to be Cyptozoological Discoveries if found in Modern Times , No ?