Some of the most prominent species that went extinct last year include three species of birds, two frogs, a shark, a snail, and one of the largest freshwater fish along with thousands of other species.
The intensifying pollution, climatic changes, sudden weather events, evolution, and human interference have taken a toll on the survival of these vulnerable species. It is difficult to come to know the existence of each and every species before they go extinct. But Scientists have declared the extinction of the most prominent species that were under observation.
The last and final survivor of the Hawaiian tree snail species fondly called “Lonesome George died on New year’s Day marking the extinction of its species.
Alagoas foliage-gleaner (Philydor Novaesi)
This Brazilian bird made its last appearance in 2011 and is never seen again. It was declared extinct in 2019.
Bramble cay melomys (Melomys Rubicola)
This species succumbed to rising sea levels and climatic change. It was last seen in 2009 and declared extinct last year.
This Mexican freshwater fish went extinct last year due to groundwater extraction.
Bahama nuthatch (Sitta pusilla insularis)
Scientists estimated only two birds remaining last September. Due to continuous hurricane and human interference, the species couldn’t survive and was declared extinct in 2019.
Though these are only a few from the species that went extinct last year they all have one thing in common that they are mostly Islanders. Scientists further explained the extinction that these habitats are relatively small in numbers and more susceptible to natural calamities.