Endemic Animals of France








Corsican wildcat
Corsican wildcat
The Corsican wildcat is a feral domestic cat population that used to be considered a subspecies of the African wildcat, but is now thought to have been introduced to Corsica around the beginning of the first millennium.
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Corsican wildcat
Corsican nuthatch
Corsican nuthatch
The Corsican nuthatch is a small passerine bird that is endemic to Corsica, where it is the only nuthatch. It is restricted to mature stands of Corsican pine which grow at altitudes of from 800 to 1,600 m .
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Corsican nuthatch
Ludiortyx hoffmanni
Ludiortyx hoffmanni
Ludiortyx is a bird genus from the Late Eocene. Its remains have been found in the Montmartre Formation at the Montmartre . A single species is accepted, Ludiortyx hoffmanni.
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Ludiortyx hoffmanni
Corsican fire salamander
Corsican fire salamander
The Corsican fire salamander is a species of salamander in the family Salamandridae found only on the island of Corsica as an endemic species. In former times, this species was known as a subspecies of the widespread but continental-distributed fire salamander, which may appear quite similar.
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Corsican fire salamander
Corsican brook salamander
Corsican brook salamander
The Corsican brook salamander or Corsican mountain newt is a species of salamander in the family Salamandridae. It is endemic to Corsica, an island in the Mediterranean Sea. The Corsican brook salamander is found primarily in rocky streams, springs, and rivers in forest and maquis at altitudes of over 600 m.
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Corsican brook salamander
Corsican painted frog
Corsican painted frog
The Corsican painted frog is a species of frogs in the family Alytidae . It is endemic to the French island of Corsica. Its natural habitats are temperate forests and rivers.
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Corsican painted frog
Herpestes lemanensis
Herpestes lemanensis
Herpestes lemanensis is an extinct mongoose species that was excavated in tertiary depositions in France and described by Auguste Pomel in 1853. Its body size equals a large Indian civet, but its dentition resembles that of the Indian grey mongoose.
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Herpestes lemanensis
Scrobicularia plana
Scrobicularia plana
Scrobicularia plana, the peppery furrow shell, is a bivalve mollusc belonging to the family Semelidae.
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Scrobicularia plana
Unio turtoni
Unio turtoni
Unio turtoni is a species of medium-sized freshwater mussel, an aquatic bivalve mollusk in the family Unionidae, the river mussels.
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Unio turtoni
Chiroteuthis veranii
Chiroteuthis veranii
Chiroteuthis veranii, commonly known as the long-armed squid, is a species of chiroteuthid squid. It grows to a mantle length of 12.5 cm and a total length of 130 cm.
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Chiroteuthis veranii
Tritonia hombergii
Tritonia hombergii
Tritonia hombergii is a species of dendronotid nudibranch. It is a marine gastropod mollusc in the family Tritoniidae.
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Tritonia hombergii
Bela decussata
Bela decussata
Bela decussata is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Mangeliidae.
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Bela decussata
Crassispira passaloides
Crassispira passaloides
Crassispira passaloides is an extinct species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Pseudomelatomidae, the turrids and allies.
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Crassispira passaloides
Crassispira hypermeces
Crassispira hypermeces
Crassispira hypermeces is an extinct species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Pseudomelatomidae, the turrids and allies.
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Crassispira hypermeces
Crassispira oxyacrum
Crassispira oxyacrum
Crassispira oxyacrum is an extinct species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Pseudomelatomidae, the turrids and allies.
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Crassispira oxyacrum
Crassispira degrangei
Crassispira degrangei
Crassispira degrangei is an extinct species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Pseudomelatomidae, the turrids and allies. Fossils have been found in Oligocene strata of Aquitaine, France.
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Crassispira degrangei
Mastigoteuthis iselini
Mastigoteuthis iselini
Mastigoteuthis iselini is a species of whip-lash squid. Some authors treat it as a junior synonym of Mastigoteuthis atlantica.
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Mastigoteuthis iselini
Crassispira plateaui
Crassispira plateaui
Crassispira plateaui is an extinct species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Pseudomelatomidae, the turrids and allies.
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Crassispira plateaui
Crassispira daguini
Crassispira daguini
Crassispira daguini is an extinct species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Pseudomelatomidae, the turrids and allies.
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Crassispira daguini
Crassispira sanctistephani
Crassispira sanctistephani
Crassispira sanctistephani is an extinct species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Pseudomelatomidae, the turrids and allies.
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Crassispira sanctistephani
Crassispira inflexa
Crassispira inflexa
Crassispira inflexa is an extinct species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Pseudomelatomidae, the turrids and allies.
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Crassispira inflexa
Jujubinus striatus
Jujubinus striatus
Jujubinus striatus, common name the grooved top shell, is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Trochidae, the top snails. Subspecies Jujubinus striatus delpreteanus Sulliotti, 1889 Jujubinus striatus striatus
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Jujubinus striatus
Crassispira angulosa
Crassispira angulosa
Crassispira angulosa is an extinct species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Pseudomelatomidae, the turrids and allies. Subspecies:
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Crassispira angulosa
Crassispira quoniamensis
Crassispira quoniamensis
Crassispira quoniamensis is an extinct species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Pseudomelatomidae, the turrids and allies. This species, as
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Crassispira quoniamensis
Echinoteuthis atlantica
Echinoteuthis atlantica
Echinoteuthis atlantica is a species of whip-lash squid from the family Mastigoteuthidae. It occurs in the eastern North and South Atlantic Ocean. This squid is red in colour and similar to Echinoteuthis famelica of the Pacific but differs in having a well developed protective membrane on the tentacular club which is absent on E. famelica. The presence on this membrane on Echinoteuthis glaukopis from the Indian Ocean suggests that this may be a ...
synonym of E. atlantica, in which case glaukopis has priority.
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Echinoteuthis atlantica
Crassispira terebra
Crassispira terebra
Crassispira terebra is an extinct species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Pseudomelatomidae, the turrids and allies.
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Crassispira terebra
Crassispira girgillus
Crassispira girgillus
Crassispira girgillus is an extinct species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Pseudomelatomidae, the turrids and allies.
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Crassispira girgillus
Knefastia rouaulti
Knefastia rouaulti
Knefastia rouaulti is an extinct species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Pseudomelatomidae, the turrids and allies.
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Knefastia rouaulti
Crassispira furcata
Crassispira furcata
Crassispira furcata is an extinct species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Pseudomelatomidae, the turrids and allies. Fossils have been found in Eocene strata in the Paris Basin, France.
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Crassispira furcata
Crassispira lavillei
Crassispira lavillei
Crassispira lavillei is an extinct species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Pseudomelatomidae, the turrids and allies. Fossils have been found in Eocene strata in the Paris Basin, France.
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Crassispira lavillei
Crassispira ischnomorpha
Crassispira ischnomorpha
Crassispira glaphyrella is an extinct species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Pseudomelatomidae, the turrids and allies. Fossils have been found in Eocene strata in Lower Normandy, France.
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Crassispira ischnomorpha
Felimare gasconi
Felimare gasconi
Felimare gasconi is a species of colourful sea slug or dorid nudibranch, a marine gastropod mollusc in the family Chromodorididae.
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Felimare gasconi
Crassispira sulcata
Crassispira sulcata
Crassispira sulcata is an extinct species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Pseudomelatomidae, the turrids and allies. Fossils have been found in Eocene strata in the Paris Basin, France.
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Crassispira sulcata
Baeolidia cryoporos
Baeolidia cryoporos
Baeolidia cryoporos is a deep-water species of sea slug, an aeolid nudibranch. It is a marine gastropod mollusc in the family Aeolidiidae.
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Baeolidia cryoporos
Bela gervillei
Bela gervillei
Bela gervillei is an extinct species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Mangeliidae.
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Bela gervillei
Crassispira lesbarritzensis
Crassispira lesbarritzensis
Crassispira lesbarritzensis is an extinct species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Pseudomelatomidae, the turrids and allies.
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Crassispira lesbarritzensis
Crassispira armoricensis
Crassispira armoricensis
Crassispira armoricensis is an extinct species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Pseudomelatomidae, the turrids and allies.
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Crassispira armoricensis