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Australian rodent declared extinct

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Australia officially declared a Great Barrier Reef rodent extinct on Tuesday, making it the first mammal believed to have been killed off by human-induced climate change.

The rat-like Bramble Cay melomys—whose only known habitat was a small sandy island in far northern Australia—has not been spotted in a decade.

https://phys.org/news/2019-02-aussie-rodent-climate-extinction.html

https://www.foxnews.com/science/australian-rodent-declared-extinct-believed-to-be-first-killed-off-from-climate-change-scientists-say

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Carnoferox
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48 minutes ago, Carnoferox said:

Officially it's newly been declared extinct.

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Australia's environment ministry on Tuesday said it had officially transferred the animal to the "extinct" list.

https://phys.org/news/2019-02-aussie-rodent-climate-extinction.html

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Minister for the Environment

Stronger protection for threatened species

Media release
18 February 2019

 

Melomys rubicola (Bramble Cay Melomys)Qld (Torres Strait)Transfer from the Endangered Category to the Extinct Category

https://www.environment.gov.au/minister/price/media-releases/mr20190218a.html

 

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Simbi Laveau

At least they just declared animal testing obsolete 

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