Endemic Animals of British Columbia








Vancouver Island Marmot
Vancouver Island Marmot
The Vancouver Island marmot is a large member of the squirrel family. It can be easily distinguished from other marmots by its rich, chocolate brown fur and contrasting white patches. No other marmot species naturally occurs on Vancouver Island.
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Vancouver Island Marmot
Queen Charlotte Islands caribou
Queen Charlotte Islands caribou
The Queen Charlotte Islands caribou or Dawson's caribou is an extinct subspecies of the reindeer that once lived on Graham Island, the largest of the Haida Gwaii islands in British Columbia, Canada. Possible causes of extinction include habitat destruction, introduced disease and overhunting. It was grey in appearance. The last three caribou were killed in 1908 and can be seen at the Royal British Columbia Museum, where their pelts and bones are ...
preserved and displayed. Recent analysis of mtDNA suggests that the Queen Charlotte Islands caribou was not genetically distinct from the subspecies from the Canadian mainland.
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Queen Charlotte Islands caribou
Ursus americanus carlottae
Ursus americanus carlottae
The Haida Gwaii black bear, also known as the Queen Charlotte Islands black bear, is a morphologically distinct subspecies of the American black bear. The most significant morphological differences are its large size, massive cranium and large molars. This subspecies is endemic to the Haida Gwaii and is considered a "keystone species" because of the bears' transportation of salmon remains into the surrounding forests of the Haida Gwaii.
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Ursus americanus carlottae
Aldisa tara
Aldisa tara
Aldisa tara is a species of sea slug, a dorid nudibranch, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Cadlinidae.
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Aldisa tara
Aforia goodei
Aforia goodei
Aforia goodei, common name Goode's turrid, is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Turridae, the turrids.
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Aforia goodei
Mangelia carlottae
Mangelia carlottae
Mangelia carlottae is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Mangeliidae.
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Mangelia carlottae