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Nature Picture Library has extensive coverage on extinct species, including museum specimens, contemporary and historical illustrations and photographs of species declared extinct in the 21st century. It is thought that nearly 500 animal species have gone extinct since 1900. The current anthropocene era is considered by many to be at risk of a further wave of mass extinctions.
Great Auk (Pinguinus impennis) from the Rev. Francis Orpen Morris' 'A History of British Birds' by the printer Benjamin Fawcett circa 1853. Morris was instrumental in founding the Royal Society for th... - Paul D Stewart
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Paul D Stewart / Great Auk (Pinguinus impennis) from the Rev. Francis Orpen Morris' 'A History of British Birds' by the printer Benjamin Fawcett circa 1853. Morris was instrumental in founding the Royal Society for th...
'Martha' the last passenger pigeon, (Ectopistes migratorius), who died Cincinnati Zoo, September 1st, 1914. This portrait of her published in March 1915 as the Frontispiece to William Hornaday's 'The... - Paul D Stewart
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Paul D Stewart / 'Martha' the last passenger pigeon, (Ectopistes migratorius), who died Cincinnati Zoo, September 1st, 1914. This portrait of her published in March 1915 as the Frontispiece to William Hornaday's 'The...
Antique copper plate illustration of a Dodo (Raphys cucullatus) 'Zoological Lectures' by George Shaw, 1809, illustrated by Mrs Griffith. - Paul  D Stewart
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Paul D Stewart / Antique copper plate illustration of a Dodo (Raphys cucullatus) 'Zoological Lectures' by George Shaw, 1809, illustrated by Mrs Griffith.
Illustration of extinct Quagga (Equus quagga quagga)  by Christian von Schreber, from 'Die Sauetheire in Abbildungen nach der Natur mit Beschreibungen' 1883. - Paul  D Stewart
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Paul D Stewart / Illustration of extinct Quagga (Equus quagga quagga) by Christian von Schreber, from 'Die Sauetheire in Abbildungen nach der Natur mit Beschreibungen' 1883.
Hand coloured etching plate (Plate 16) of Ivory-billed woodpecker (Campephilus principalis)  The Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama islands (1731-43) Vol. 1 by Mark Catesby. Criticall... - David Tipling
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David Tipling / Hand coloured etching plate (Plate 16) of Ivory-billed woodpecker (Campephilus principalis) The Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama islands (1731-43) Vol. 1 by Mark Catesby. Criticall...
Illustration of  extinct Thylacine (Thylacinus cynocephalus) by the French naturalist and physician Jean-Emmanuel-Marie Le Maout (1799-1877), published in Les Trois Regnes de la Nature, 1853. - Paul  D Stewart
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Paul D Stewart / Illustration of extinct Thylacine (Thylacinus cynocephalus) by the French naturalist and physician Jean-Emmanuel-Marie Le Maout (1799-1877), published in Les Trois Regnes de la Nature, 1853.
'The Falkland Island Aguara dog' the extinct Falkland wolf (Canis antarctus / Dusicyon australis) plate 23 steel engraving with hand colouring as issued. From  'Natural History of Dogs' Charles Hamilt... - Paul  D Stewart
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Paul D Stewart / 'The Falkland Island Aguara dog' the extinct Falkland wolf (Canis antarctus / Dusicyon australis) plate 23 steel engraving with hand colouring as issued. From 'Natural History of Dogs' Charles Hamilt...
Illustration of Steller's Sea Cow (Hydrodamalis gigas) from 'Naturhistoriche Abbinldungen der Saeugethiere' by Heinrich Rudolph Schinz. later edition circa 1841. Fine contemporary coloured lithograph... - Paul D Stewart
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Paul D Stewart / Illustration of Steller's Sea Cow (Hydrodamalis gigas) from 'Naturhistoriche Abbinldungen der Saeugethiere' by Heinrich Rudolph Schinz. later edition circa 1841. Fine contemporary coloured lithograph...
Illustration of extinct Mega Penguin (Palaeeudyptes klekowskii) with human and Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) for scale. Mega Penguins were the largest and heaviest penguins ever,with this spe... - Chris Shields
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Chris Shields / Illustration of extinct Mega Penguin (Palaeeudyptes klekowskii) with human and Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) for scale. Mega Penguins were the largest and heaviest penguins ever,with this spe...
Scaled head studies of extinct Hawaiian Geese compared with Nene (Branta sandvicensis) (centre). Clockwise from top left: Giant hawaiian goose (Branta sp), Maui nui moa-nalo (Thambetochen chauliodous)... - Julian Hume
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Julian Hume / Scaled head studies of extinct Hawaiian Geese compared with Nene (Branta sandvicensis) (centre). Clockwise from top left: Giant hawaiian goose (Branta sp), Maui nui moa-nalo (Thambetochen chauliodous)...
Extinct rail species. Clockwise from top left: Mascarene coot (Fulica newtoni) extinct circa 1700. Dieffenbach's rail (Gallirallus dieffenbachii) extinct circa1850; Chatham island rail (Gallirallus mo... - Julian Hume
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Julian Hume / Extinct rail species. Clockwise from top left: Mascarene coot (Fulica newtoni) extinct circa 1700. Dieffenbach's rail (Gallirallus dieffenbachii) extinct circa1850; Chatham island rail (Gallirallus mo...
Comparison of Giant Scimitar-billed Nukupu'u (Hemignathus vorpalis) (below), compared with adult males of Akiapola'au (Hemignathus munroi) (Extant, endangered) (above) and Kauai Nukupu'u (Hemignathus... - Julian Hume
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Julian Hume / Comparison of Giant Scimitar-billed Nukupu'u (Hemignathus vorpalis) (below), compared with adult males of Akiapola'au (Hemignathus munroi) (Extant, endangered) (above) and Kauai Nukupu'u (Hemignathus...
Yangtze / Chinese river dolphin / Baji {Lipotes vexillifer} Critically endangered - officially declared extinct late 2007. This individual (a male called Qi-Qi) was photographed in captivity in 1988 a... - Mark Carwardine
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Mark Carwardine / Yangtze / Chinese river dolphin / Baji {Lipotes vexillifer} Critically endangered - officially declared extinct late 2007. This individual (a male called Qi-Qi) was photographed in captivity in 1988 a...
Historical photograph of the last Thylacine (Thylacinus cynocephalus) in Hobart Zoo which died in 1936, Tasmania, Australia. Extinct species. - Dave Watts
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Dave Watts / Historical photograph of the last Thylacine (Thylacinus cynocephalus) in Hobart Zoo which died in 1936, Tasmania, Australia. Extinct species.
Huia - Stuffed birds. Extinct species. Otago museum exhibit, New Zealand - Tim Edwards
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Tim Edwards / Huia - Stuffed birds. Extinct species. Otago museum exhibit, New Zealand
Golden Toad (Bufo periglenes) males, breeding aggregation, extinct, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica - Michael & Patricia Fogden
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Michael & Patricia Fogden / Golden Toad (Bufo periglenes) males, breeding aggregation, extinct, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica
Mammoth skeleton from the permafrost of Kolyma, Siberia, Russia - Staffan Widstrand
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Staffan Widstrand / Mammoth skeleton from the permafrost of Kolyma, Siberia, Russia
Illustration of extinct Kaua'i mole ducks (Talpanas lippa) forage on the forest floor for invertebrate prey with their broad, sensitive bills. - Julian Hume
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Julian Hume / Illustration of extinct Kaua'i mole ducks (Talpanas lippa) forage on the forest floor for invertebrate prey with their broad, sensitive bills.
Skull of giant extinct sloth lemur (Palaeopropithecus kelyus). Recovered from underground coastal cave systems near Anjajavy. Photographed on leaf-litter in dry deciduous forest near Anjavavy, north w... - Nick Garbutt
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Nick Garbutt / Skull of giant extinct sloth lemur (Palaeopropithecus kelyus). Recovered from underground coastal cave systems near Anjajavy. Photographed on leaf-litter in dry deciduous forest near Anjavavy, north w...
Ivory-billed woodpecker (Campephilus principalis) skins, Natural History Museum, Tring, UK. Extinct species, occurred in USA and Cuba. - David Tipling
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David Tipling / Ivory-billed woodpecker (Campephilus principalis) skins, Natural History Museum, Tring, UK. Extinct species, occurred in USA and Cuba.
Illustration of hunters shooting the now extinct Passenger pigeon (Ectopistes migratorius) Painting based on an engraving in The Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic news, July 3, 1875. - Julian Hume
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Julian Hume / Illustration of hunters shooting the now extinct Passenger pigeon (Ectopistes migratorius) Painting based on an engraving in The Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic news, July 3, 1875.
Illustration of Rodrigues Solitaire (Pezophaps solitaria),Columbidae,male calling over the the Anse Quitor Valley,Rodrigues, Mauritius. Extinct since 1761. Flightless member of pigeon family and close... - Julian Hume
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Julian Hume / Illustration of Rodrigues Solitaire (Pezophaps solitaria),Columbidae,male calling over the the Anse Quitor Valley,Rodrigues, Mauritius. Extinct since 1761. Flightless member of pigeon family and close...
Illustration of Rodrigues starling (Necropsar rodericanus) - extinct 1761 - attacking hatchling green turtles (Chelonia midas) - threatened/endangered species. A lesser frigatebird (Fregata ariel) fli... - Julian Hume
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Julian Hume / Illustration of Rodrigues starling (Necropsar rodericanus) - extinct 1761 - attacking hatchling green turtles (Chelonia midas) - threatened/endangered species. A lesser frigatebird (Fregata ariel) fli...
Illustration of extinct  O'ahu koa finch (Rhodacanthis litotes) in a Koa (Acacia koa) Hawaii. - Julian Hume
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Julian Hume / Illustration of extinct O'ahu koa finch (Rhodacanthis litotes) in a Koa (Acacia koa) Hawaii.
Illustration of extinct species in Mare aux Songes, 4,000 years ago, with Dodo (Raphus cucullatus) and Mauritius giant tortoise (Cylindraspis triserrata) and fruit bat,  Mauritius - Julian Hume
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Julian Hume / Illustration of extinct species in Mare aux Songes, 4,000 years ago, with Dodo (Raphus cucullatus) and Mauritius giant tortoise (Cylindraspis triserrata) and fruit bat, Mauritius
Illustration of Mauritius blue pigeon / Pigeon Hollandais (Alectroenas nitidissima) - extinct 1835 -~perched on ebony (Diospyros egrettarum) critically endangered. Endemic to Mauritius, Indian Ocean. - Julian Hume
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Julian Hume / Illustration of Mauritius blue pigeon / Pigeon Hollandais (Alectroenas nitidissima) - extinct 1835 -~perched on ebony (Diospyros egrettarum) critically endangered. Endemic to Mauritius, Indian Ocean.
lllustration of extinct birds Cone-billed finch (Xestospiza conica) (right) forage on Kanaloa kahoolawensis with a Kaua'i thrush (Myadestes myadestinus) - Julian Hume
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Julian Hume / lllustration of extinct birds Cone-billed finch (Xestospiza conica) (right) forage on Kanaloa kahoolawensis with a Kaua'i thrush (Myadestes myadestinus)
Illustration of extinct Maui Nui Gaper (Aidemedia lutetiae) foraging in moss-covered bark searching for invertebrates. Hawaii. - Julian Hume
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Julian Hume / Illustration of extinct Maui Nui Gaper (Aidemedia lutetiae) foraging in moss-covered bark searching for invertebrates. Hawaii.
Illustration of view of Makauwahi Sinkhole from the southwest side as it might have appeared 3000 years ago,prior to human arrival. On left side,a flock of turtle-jawed moa-nalo (Chelychelynechen quas... - Julian Hume
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Julian Hume / Illustration of view of Makauwahi Sinkhole from the southwest side as it might have appeared 3000 years ago,prior to human arrival. On left side,a flock of turtle-jawed moa-nalo (Chelychelynechen quas...
Illustration of Mauritius dawn showing extinct species. A Mauritius giant tortoise (Cylindraspis inepta) - extinct c 1730 - awaits the warmth of the morning sun,while the Thirioux's grey parrot (Psitt... - Julian Hume
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Julian Hume / Illustration of Mauritius dawn showing extinct species. A Mauritius giant tortoise (Cylindraspis inepta) - extinct c 1730 - awaits the warmth of the morning sun,while the Thirioux's grey parrot (Psitt...
Illustration of the dinosaur Coelophysis,living in the Late Jurassic / Early Triassic, 203-216 Ma ago. - Chris Shields
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Chris Shields / Illustration of the dinosaur Coelophysis,living in the Late Jurassic / Early Triassic, 203-216 Ma ago.
Illustration of the dinosaur Compsognathus,about the size of a turkey. Lived in the late Jurassic, 150 Ma ago. - Chris Shields
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Chris Shields / Illustration of the dinosaur Compsognathus,about the size of a turkey. Lived in the late Jurassic, 150 Ma ago.
Illustration of the a pre-dinosaur tetrapod, the Pelycosaur (Dimetrodon). Lived from Early Permian to Middle Permian about 220 Ma ago. - Chris Shields
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Chris Shields / Illustration of the a pre-dinosaur tetrapod, the Pelycosaur (Dimetrodon). Lived from Early Permian to Middle Permian about 220 Ma ago.
Illustration of Acandonian (extinct shark). - Ian Coleman
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Ian Coleman / Illustration of Acandonian (extinct shark).
Illustration of Falcatus (prehistoric shark) - extinct. - Ian Coleman
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Ian Coleman / Illustration of Falcatus (prehistoric shark) - extinct.
Megalodon (prehistoric shark) - extinct, lived approximately 25 to 1.6million years ago. - Ian Coleman
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Ian Coleman / Megalodon (prehistoric shark) - extinct, lived approximately 25 to 1.6million years ago.
Illustration of Javan Tiger (Panthera tigris), which inhabited the Indonesian island of Java and was one of the three subspecies limited to islands. This subspecies became extinct in the 1980s. (Wildl... - Martin Camm (WAC)
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Martin Camm (WAC) / Illustration of Javan Tiger (Panthera tigris), which inhabited the Indonesian island of Java and was one of the three subspecies limited to islands. This subspecies became extinct in the 1980s. (Wildl...
Illustration of Tasmanian Tiger (Thylacinus cynocephalus), Thylacinidae; extinct in 20th century (Wildlife Art Company). - Martin Camm (WAC)
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Martin Camm (WAC) / Illustration of Tasmanian Tiger (Thylacinus cynocephalus), Thylacinidae; extinct in 20th century (Wildlife Art Company).
Illustration of Quagga (Equus quagga quagga), Equidae; extinct in the wild by end of 19th century (Wildlife Art Company). - Martin Camm (WAC)
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Martin Camm (WAC) / Illustration of Quagga (Equus quagga quagga), Equidae; extinct in the wild by end of 19th century (Wildlife Art Company).
Illustration of Dodo (Raphus cucullatus) - extinct~Flightless bird endemic to Mauritius, extinct since the mid to late 17th century. - Julian Hume
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Julian Hume / Illustration of Dodo (Raphus cucullatus) - extinct~Flightless bird endemic to Mauritius, extinct since the mid to late 17th century.
Illustration of breeding pair of Oiseaux bleus / Swamp hen on the Plaine Caffres,Reunion (extinct 1700). This species is known from only a few reliable accounts, and appears to have been a large galli... - Julian Hume
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Julian Hume / Illustration of breeding pair of Oiseaux bleus / Swamp hen on the Plaine Caffres,Reunion (extinct 1700). This species is known from only a few reliable accounts, and appears to have been a large galli...
Illustration of Tafforet's lizard-owl / Leguat's owl / Rodriguez little owl (Mascarenotus murivorus) - extinct 1761 - pouncing on giant night gecko (Nactus sp.) (centre bottom),the largest of the Masc... - Julian Hume
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Julian Hume / Illustration of Tafforet's lizard-owl / Leguat's owl / Rodriguez little owl (Mascarenotus murivorus) - extinct 1761 - pouncing on giant night gecko (Nactus sp.) (centre bottom),the largest of the Masc...
Illustration of Mauritius red hen (Aphanapteryx bonasia) - extinct 1690. Didosaurus (Leiolopisma mauritiana) - extinct 1600 - basking on Pandanus sp.,sits next to a blue-tailed day gecko (Phelsuma cep... - Julian Hume
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Julian Hume / Illustration of Mauritius red hen (Aphanapteryx bonasia) - extinct 1690. Didosaurus (Leiolopisma mauritiana) - extinct 1600 - basking on Pandanus sp.,sits next to a blue-tailed day gecko (Phelsuma cep...
Illustration of Dubois's kestrel (Falco duboisi) - extinct 1674 - hunting a Manapany day gecko (Phelsuma inexpectata) (left,on trunk),while grey tomb bats (Taphozous mauritianus) (left,below) roost in... - Julian Hume
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Julian Hume / Illustration of Dubois's kestrel (Falco duboisi) - extinct 1674 - hunting a Manapany day gecko (Phelsuma inexpectata) (left,on trunk),while grey tomb bats (Taphozous mauritianus) (left,below) roost in...
Illustration of Broad billed parrot / Raven parrot (Lophopsittacus mauritianus) - extinct 1674 - male right,female left,with echo parakeet (Psittacula echo),the only surviving Mascarene parrot (critic... - Julian Hume
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Julian Hume / Illustration of Broad billed parrot / Raven parrot (Lophopsittacus mauritianus) - extinct 1674 - male right,female left,with echo parakeet (Psittacula echo),the only surviving Mascarene parrot (critic...
Illustration of Rodrigues parrot (Necropsittacus rodericanus) - extinct 1761 - perched on ~Bois dolive (Cassine orientale). Island of Rodrigues (Rodriguez), a dependency of Mauritius. - Julian Hume
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Julian Hume / Illustration of Rodrigues parrot (Necropsittacus rodericanus) - extinct 1761 - perched on ~Bois dolive (Cassine orientale). Island of Rodrigues (Rodriguez), a dependency of Mauritius.
Illustration of Reunion's pigeons in a gorge above St Louis, Mauritius. Malagasy / Madagascar turtle dove (Nesoenas picturata) (top left - extant); Reunion pink pigeon (Nesoenas duboisi) (centre left)... - Julian Hume
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Julian Hume / Illustration of Reunion's pigeons in a gorge above St Louis, Mauritius. Malagasy / Madagascar turtle dove (Nesoenas picturata) (top left - extant); Reunion pink pigeon (Nesoenas duboisi) (centre left)...
Illustration of Reunion solitaire / Reunion sacred ibis (Threskiornis solitarius) - extinct - on the side of the Piton des Neiges volcano,island of Reunion, Mauritius. - Julian Hume
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Julian Hume / Illustration of Reunion solitaire / Reunion sacred ibis (Threskiornis solitarius) - extinct - on the side of the Piton des Neiges volcano,island of Reunion, Mauritius.
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