Cordillera Hairy Tailed Rat
Location: Pine and mossy forest at altitudes of
2,000–2,740 metres (6,560–8,990 ft) in the
Central Cordillera of Luzon, the Philippines.
Description: The giant bushy-tailed cloud rat or
Luzon bushy-tailed cloud rat. One of five species
of rodent in the genus Batomys. A large,
endangered species of rodent in the
Location: Mountains in the island of Mindanao in
Description: Species of bird in the
family Nectariniidae. A small, localized bird of montane
forest in eastern Mindanao. One of the most
striking sunbirds in the country with the males having
iridescent blue color and orange spot on its yellow
breast. It is named after Dioscoro S. Rabor's wife, Lina.
Location: Northwest Luzon in the foothills of the
Cordillera Mountain Range.
Description: A species of bird currently placed in
the family Locustellidae. A medium-sized bird of
lowland forest floor in northern Luzon. Fairly stout,
with a pale lower bill, long legs, and large feet.
Visayan Spotted Dear
Location: Found in the rainforests of the Visayan island.
Central Visayan region on the four islands of Negros,
Panay, Masbate and Cebu.
Description: Also known as the Philippine spotted deer. It
is a nocturnal species of deer, have a fine, dense, and soft
dark-brown coat on their upper body. They have spots on
their backs and flanks, which they retain throughout their
life. They have pale white fur on the underside as well as
on the chin and lower lip.
Location: Mindoro Island in the Philippines.
Description: Mindoro dwarf buffalo is a small hoofed
mammal belonging to the family Bovidae. It is endemic
to the island of Mindoro in the Philippines, and is the
only endemic Philippine bovine. It is believed, however,
to have once also thrived on the larger island of Luzon.
Mindoro Dwarf Buffalo, is solely endemic to the island
of Mindoro (9,735 km²). It is the only wild cattle species
living in the Philippine archipelago.
Sea Cows or Sirenians,
(Palawan fossil Sirenia)
Location: Puerto Princesa Underground
Description: They discovered the remains
of a now extinct species of sea cow or
dugong, Sirenia, estimated to be about 20
million years old, from the Miocene Era.
Critically Endangered Extinct in the Wild
E X T I N C T
Luzon giant tortoise M.
Location: Rizal and Cagayan
Description: Inhabited the island of
Luzon from the Early Pleistocene.
Inhabited these parts 2.58 million
years ago, but vanished
approximately 1.7 million years ago.
According to the National Museum
of the Philippines, the reptiles had
bony plates. The first evidence of its
existence was unearthed by
archaeologists in 1971.
Tropical pitcher plant
or monkey cup
Location: Mindanao and Dinagat, Philippines
Description: Genus of carnivorous plants,
climbing plant growing to a height of 2.5 m and
occasionally even 10 m. The stem, which may be
branched, often scrambles through vegetation but
may also grow prostrate along the ground.
Location: Island of Luzon in the Philippines
or shady location on trees in the forests
of North Luzon, Philippines.
Description: Species of plant in the
family Orchidaceae, named after Belgian
botanist Jean Jules Linden
Location: Native to the Philippines, Found in the
areas of Luzon
Description: A small evergreen tree that grows up to
about 8-12 m. A shrub-small tree, up to 5m tall and
less than 10cm in diameter. Inflorescence is
pyramidal in shape. Flowers are small, pink-red in
dense clusters. Fruits are round, red turning black.
Location: Islands of Babuyanes, Luzon, Polillo,
Marinduque, Masbate, Samar, Leyte, Negros,
Sibuyan, Mindanao, Polaui and Basilan
Description: Is a species of plant in the
Dipterocarpaceae family. It is endemic to the
Giant taro or upright
Location: Luzon and the Visayan regions
Description: Is a species of plants in the
family Araceae. They are listed as critically
endangered by IUCN.
Extinct in the Wild
Location: Mindanao Island of the Philippines
Description: An orchid species with white
flowers, found only on Mindanao Island. A
white-flowered species; the bull orchid (D.
taurinum), a Philippine species with twisted,
hornlike petals; and the like a cucumber orchid.
E X T I N C T
Location: Balo-i in Lanao del Norte
Description: The only species of this
genus occurring in the Philippines; it is a
site-endemic species, recently
considered to be extinct (POWO 2022).
It is a genus of lycopod. It is the only
living genus in the family Isoetaceae
and order Isoetales. There are currently
192 recognized species, with a
cosmopolitan distribution mostly in
aquatic habitats but with the individual
species often scarce to rare.