Endemic Animals of Pakistan








Woolly Flying Squirrel
Woolly Flying Squirrel
The Woolly flying squirrel exhibits atypical behaviors and physiological structure for a squirrel species. Moreover, this unique animal is a true record-holder: one of the least-known and insufficiently explored mammals around the globe, the Woolly flying squirrel is also the largest flying squirrel, the longest squirrel and finally, the heaviest of all gliding mammals. This rodent had not been spotted in the wild since 1924 and was believed to ...
have gone extinct until the summer of 1994, when an American zoologist found this species in a remote valley of Kashmir region, in the extreme north of Pakistan. The life expectancy of the Woolly flying squirrel is unknown for today. However, other closely related squirrels are known to live 4 - 5 years in the wild and 10 - 15 years in captivity on average.
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Woolly Flying Squirrel
Baluchistan pygmy jerboa
Baluchistan pygmy jerboa
The Baluchistan pygmy jerboa or dwarf three-toed jerboa, is a species of rodent in the family Dipodidae. It is the only species in the genus Salpingotulus. Adults average only 4.4 cm in head and body length, with the tail averaging 8 cm . Adult females weigh 3.75 g . It is currently considered to be endemic to Pakistan. In the 1999 Guinness Book of Records, it was listed as tied for the smallest rodent in the world with the African pygmy mouse.
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Baluchistan pygmy jerboa
Sindh ibex
Sindh ibex
The Sindh ibex or Turkman wild goat is a vulnerable subspecies of wild goat endemic to southern Pakistan.
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Sindh ibex
Bufotes pseudoraddei
Bufotes pseudoraddei
Bufotes pseudoraddei is a species of toad in the family Bufonidae. It is found in the West Himalayan region, including northern Pakistan and the border area between western Xizang of China and adjacent northwestern India. Its natural habitats are temperate forests, intermittent freshwater marshes, arable land, pastureland, plantations, and rural gardens.
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Bufotes pseudoraddei
Echis carinatus astolae
Echis carinatus astolae
Common names: Astola saw-scaled viper. Echis carinatus astolae is a venomous viper subspecies endemic to Astola Island off the coast of Pakistan.
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Echis carinatus astolae
Sikkim keelback
Sikkim keelback
The Sikkim keelback is a species of grass snake in the family Colubridae. The species is endemic to South Asia and Myanmar. It is closely related to the Himalayan keelback, and some treat this species as a synonym .
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Sikkim keelback
Laudakia pakistanica
Laudakia pakistanica
Laudakia pakistanica, the Pakistani agama, a species of agamid lizard found in Pakistan.
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Laudakia pakistanica
Short-limbed bend-toed gecko
Short-limbed bend-toed gecko
The short-limbed bend-toed gecko is a species of gecko. The gecko is distinguished from others due to its distinctly short limbs, stout body and large head. In appearance it is similar to Altiphylax stoliczkai and Altiphylax baturensis. The name of the gecko comes from Greek brachys meaning short and kolon meaning limb.
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Short-limbed bend-toed gecko
Eremias cholistanica
Eremias cholistanica
Eremias cholistanica is a species of lizard found in Pakistan.
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Eremias cholistanica
Pakistan fan-fingered gecko
Pakistan fan-fingered gecko
The Pakistan fan-fingered gecko is a species of gecko. It is endemic to Pakistan.
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Pakistan fan-fingered gecko
Chiltan ibex
Chiltan ibex
The Chiltan ibex or Chiltan goat is a wild goat endemic to Chiltan, Balochistan, Pakistan.
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Chiltan ibex
Giraffa priscilla
Giraffa priscilla
Giraffa priscilla is an extinct species of Miocene giraffe that lived on the Indian subcontinent. In 2014, new fossil remains were described in Pakistan.
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Giraffa priscilla
Balochistan forest dormouse
Balochistan forest dormouse
The Balochistan forest dormouse is a species of rodent in the family Gliridae. It is native to Pakistan. It is an endangered animal
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Balochistan forest dormouse
Thomas's pygmy jerboa
Thomas's pygmy jerboa
Thomas's pygmy jerboa is a species of rodent in the family Dipodidae. It is endemic to Afghanistan. Its natural habitat is temperate desert. This species is known only from the type specimen and lately is synonymized with Baluchistan pygmy jerboa due to conspecifity.
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Thomas's pygmy jerboa
Pale gray shrew
Pale gray shrew
The pale gray shrew is a species of mammal in the family Soricidae. It is endemic to Pakistan. It is threatened by habitat loss.
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Pale gray shrew
Hadromys loujacobsi
Hadromys loujacobsi
Hadromys loujacobsi is an extinct species of rat, known only from three molars of early Pleistocene origin. They were found in the Upper Siwalik Group in the Punjab region of Pakistan.
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Hadromys loujacobsi