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Extinct Species

These are some of the plants and animals that were once part of our flora and fauna in this region (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, Wisconsin), but are now extinct. THEY NO LONGER EXIST ON EARTH


MAMMALS

Eastern Elk (Cervus canadensis canadensis)
Formerly found in: United States east of Great Plains
Extinct in 1880


BIRDS

Carolina parakeet (Conuropsis carolinensis carolinensis)
Formerly found in: Southeastern United States
Extinct about 1920

 

Heath Hen (Tympanuchus cupido cupido)
Formerly found in: Eastern United States
Extinct in 1932

 

Passenger Pigeon (Ectopistes migratorius)
Formerly found in: Central and eastern North America
Extinct in 1914


FISHES

Blackfin cisco (Coregonus nigripinnis)
Formerly found in: Lakes Huron, Michigan, Ontario, and Superior
Extinct in 1960s

 

Blue pike (Stizostedion vitreum glacum)
Formerly found in: Lakes Erie and Ontario
Declared extinct in 1983

 

Deepwater cisco (Coregonus johannae)
Formerly found in: Lakes Huron and Michigan
Extinct in 1960s

 

Harelip sucker (Lagochila lacera)
Found in a few clear streams of the upper Mississippi Valley; Scioto River in Ohio; Tennesse River in Georgia; White River in Arkansas; Lake Erie drainage, Blanchard and Auglaize Rivers in northwestern Ohio
Not seen since 1900

 

Longjaw cisco (Coregonus alpenae)
Formerly found in: Lakes Erie, Huron, and Michigan
Declared extinct in 1983

 

Shortnose cisco (Coregonus reighardi)
Formerly found in: Lakes Huron, Michigan, and Ontario
No individuals collected since 1985


CLAMS

Leafshell (Epioblasma flexuosa)
Formerly found in: Alabama, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee
Has not been found alive in over 75 years and since 1988 has been considered extinct

 

Round combshell (Epioblasma personata)
Formerly found in: Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio
Has not been found alive in over 75 years and since 1988 has been considered extinct

 

Sampson's pearlymussel (Wabash riffleshell) Epioblasma sampsonii
Formerly found in: Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky
Declared extinct in 1984

 

Scioto pigtoe (Pleurobema bournianum)
Formerly found in: Ohio

 

Tennessee riffleshell (Epioblasma propinqua)
Formerly found in: Alabama, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee
Has not been found alive in over 75 years and since 1988 has been considered extinct


PLANTS

Bigleaf scurfpea (Orbexilum macrophyllum)
Formerly found in: Indiana and Kentucky

 

Thismia americana (no common name)
Found in Illinois
Last seen in 1916; declared extinct in 1995

 

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Last updated: July 16, 2014