Endemic Animals of Trinidad and Tobago








Trinidad piping guan
Trinidad piping guan
The Trinidad piping guan locally known as the pawi, is a bird in the chachalaca, guan and curassow family Cracidae, endemic to the island of Trinidad. It is a large bird, somewhat resembling a turkey in appearance, and research has shown that its nearest living relative is the blue-throated piping guan from South America. It is a mainly arboreal species feeding mostly on fruit, but also on flowers and leaves. At one time abundant, it has ...
declined in numbers and been extirpated from much of its natural range and the International Union for Conservation of Nature has rated the bird as "critically endangered".
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Trinidad piping guan
Trinidad motmot
Trinidad motmot
The Trinidad motmot is a colorful near-passerine bird endemic to the forests and woodlands of Trinidad and Tobago. This species and the blue-capped motmot, Lesson's motmot, whooping motmot, Amazonian motmot, and Andean motmot were all considered conspecific. Though found on both islands, this bird is more abundant in Tobago than it is in Trinidad.
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Trinidad motmot
Mannophryne trinitatis
Mannophryne trinitatis
The yellow-throated frog, Trinidadian stream frog, Trinidad stream frog, or Trinidad poison frog is a species of frog in the family Aromobatidae that is endemic to the island of Trinidad in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. Mannophryne venezuelensis from the Paria Peninsula in Venezuela were formerly included in this species.
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Mannophryne trinitatis
Bloody Bay poison frog
Bloody Bay poison frog
The Bloody Bay poison frog is a species of frog in the family Aromobatidae.
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Bloody Bay poison frog
Pristimantis charlottevillensis
Pristimantis charlottevillensis
Pristimantis charlottevillensis is a species of frog in the family Craugastoridae. It is endemic to Trinidad and Tobago. Its natural habitat is tropical moist lowland forests.
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Pristimantis charlottevillensis
Erythrolamprus ocellatus
Erythrolamprus ocellatus
Erythrolamprus ocellatus, commonly known as the Tobago false coral snake, Red snake, or Doctor snake is a species of colubrid snake, which is endemic to the island of Tobago .
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Erythrolamprus ocellatus
Leptophis stimsoni
Leptophis stimsoni
Leptophis stimsoni, commonly known as the grey lora or the Trinidad upland parrot snake, is a small species of snake in the family Colubridae. The species is endemic to the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.
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Leptophis stimsoni
Trinidad worm snake
Trinidad worm snake
Amerotyphlops trinitatus, known commonly as the Trinidad blindsnake, Trinidad worm snake, and Trinidad burrowing snake, is a harmless blind snake species in the family Typhlopidae. The species is endemic to Trinidad and Tobago. There are no subspecies that are recognized as being valid.
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Trinidad worm snake
Bachia whitei
Bachia whitei
Bachia whitei, White's bachia, is a species of lizard in the family Gymnophthalmidae. It is endemic to Tobago.
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Bachia whitei
Eyespot gecko
Eyespot gecko
The eyespot gecko is a species of lizard in the Sphaerodactylidae family native to Tobago.
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Eyespot gecko
Oreosaurus shrevei
Oreosaurus shrevei
Oreosaurus shrevei, known commonly as the luminous lizard or Shreve's lightbulb lizard, is a species of lizard in the family Gymnophthalmidae. The species is endemic to Trinidad and Tobago.
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Oreosaurus shrevei
Sir David Attenborough's myotis
Sir David Attenborough's myotis
Sir David Attenborough's myotis is a species of small bat in the family Vespertilionidae that is endemic to the Caribbean island of Tobago. Its presence on nearby Trinidad is as yet uncertain. It is the only mammal species currently known to be endemic to Trinidad and Tobago. It was named after famed English naturalist Sir David Attenborough.
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Sir David Attenborough's myotis
Crassispira ritanida
Crassispira ritanida
Crassispira ritanida is an extinct species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Pseudomelatomidae, the turrids and allies.
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Crassispira ritanida