One or More Extinctions born Sulawesi, Indonesia?

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Abstract

Abstract: During the course of a recent compilation of information concerning the natural history of Sulawesi, Indonesia, it became apparent that there were no recent records of the endemic Caerulean paradise-flycatcher Eutrichomyias rowleyi and few of the endemic species of the fish family Adrianichthyidae. Efforts were made to confirm the continued existence of these animals but without success, and while it is impossible to be certain, we suggest that these species, and perhaps others from their communities, may be extinct or iritically endangered It is of great concern that none of the species discussed has ever been mentioned in the IUCNRed Data books, and it is suggested that further species in the endemic-rich area ofWallacea may also have become extinct in the last few decades.

Abstract

Resumen: Durante el curso del la mhs reciente recopilación de información sobre la historia natural de Sulawesi, Indonesia, se hizo obvio la falta de datos actualizados sobre el ave endémica Caerulean Paradise-flycatcher Eutrichornyas rowleyi y los pocos datos existentes sobre las especies endémicas de la familia de peces Adrianichthyidae. Sin éxito alguno se ha tratado de confirmar la existencia de estos animales, y mientras es imposible estar seguro de esto, nos atrevemos a sugerir que estas especies, y quizá otras de las mismas comunidades, se encuentran extintas o críticamente amenadas. También es alarmante que ninguna de estas especies a las que nos referimos hayan sido mencionadas en el Libro Rojo de la IUCN, y nos atrevemos a manifestar que otras especies de la rica y endémica área de Wallacea tambié hayan desaparecido en las últimas decadas.

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