Endemic Animals of Nicaragua








Pacific parakeet
Pacific parakeet
The Pacific parakeet or Nicaraguan green conure is a species of parakeet. Some ornithologists consider it a subspecies of the green parakeet, however it is considered a full species according to the IOC World Bird List.
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Pacific parakeet
Micrurus nigrocinctus babaspul
Micrurus nigrocinctus babaspul
Micrurus nigrocinctus babaspul, or the babaspul, is a subspecies of Micrurus nigrocinctus, commonly known as the Central American coral snake. M. n. babaspul is a venomous elapid from Big Corn Island, Nicaragua. According to O'Shea this is an endangered subspecies, and the subspecies may even be extinct.
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Micrurus nigrocinctus babaspul
Oryzomys dimidiatus
Oryzomys dimidiatus
Oryzomys dimidiatus, also known as the Nicaraguan oryzomys, Thomas's rice rat, or the Nicaraguan rice rat, is a rodent in the family Cricetidae. It is known from only three specimens, all collected in southeastern Nicaragua since 1904. Placed in Nectomys upon its discovery, it was later classified in its own subgenus of Oryzomys and finally recognized as closely related to other species now placed in Oryzomys, including the marsh rice rat and ...
Coues' rice rat, which occurs in the same region. With a head and body length of 110 to 128 mm, Oryzomys dimidiatus is a medium-sized rice rat. The upperparts are gray-brown and the underparts are grayish, not buffy as in O. couesi. The tail is only slightly darker above than below. All three specimens were caught near water and the species may be semiaquatic, spending some time in the water. Its conservation status is currently assessed as "Data Deficient".
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Oryzomys dimidiatus
Richmond's squirrel
Richmond's squirrel
Richmond's squirrel is a poorly known tree squirrel in the genus Sciurus endemic to Nicaragua, which is likely a synonym of the red-tailed squirrel . It is locally known as the ardilla del rama.
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Richmond's squirrel
Chondropoma callipeplum
Chondropoma callipeplum
Chondropoma callipeplum is a species of small operculate land snail, terrestrial gastropod mollusk in the family Pomatiidae.
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Chondropoma callipeplum
Turbonilla nicarasana
Turbonilla nicarasana
Turbonilla nicarasana is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Pyramidellidae, the pyrams and their allies.
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Turbonilla nicarasana