Bramble Cay Melomys (2016)
In 2016 the Bramble Cay Melomys was the first mammalian extinction officially recognized by Australia that was described to be caused by human-induced climate change.
“The Bramble Cay Melomys was a little brown rat,” said Tim Beshara, a spokesman for advocacy group The Wilderness Society. “But it was our little brown rat, and it was our responsibility to make sure it persisted. And we failed.”