Animals Lost to Time and Space: 40 Mammals Gone Extinct in the Past Century

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.


Source: Wochit

“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.”

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