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  2. Cordillera Ground-warbler (Robsonius rabori) Location: Northwest Luzon in the foothills of the Cordillera Mountain Range. Description: A species of bird currently placed in the family Locustellidae. A medium-sized bird of lowland forest floor in northern Luzon. Fairly stout, with a pale lower bill, long legs, and large feet. ENDANGERED Visayan Spotted Dear (Rusa alfredi) Location: Found in the rainforests of the Visayan island. Central Visayan region on the four islands of Negros, Panay, Masbate and Cebu. Description: Also known as the Philippine spotted deer. It is a nocturnal species of deer, have a fine, dense, and soft dark-brown coat on their upper body. They have spots on their backs and flanks, which they retain throughout their life. They have pale white fur on the underside as well as on the chin and lower lip. VULNERABLE
  3. Tamaraw (Bubalus mindorensis) Location: Mindoro Island in the Philippines. Description: Mindoro dwarf buffalo is a small hoofed mammal belonging to the family Bovidae. It is endemic to the island of Mindoro in the Philippines, and is the only endemic Philippine bovine. It is believed, however, to have once also thrived on the larger island of Luzon. Mindoro Dwarf Buffalo, is solely endemic to the island of Mindoro (9,735 km²). It is the only wild cattle species living in the Philippine archipelago. Sea Cows or Sirenians, (Palawan fossil Sirenia) Location: Puerto Princesa Underground River (PPUR) Description: They discovered the remains of a now extinct species of sea cow or dugong, Sirenia, estimated to be about 20 million years old, from the Miocene Era. Critically Endangered Extinct in the Wild
  4. E X T I N C T Luzon giant tortoise M. sondaari (Megalochelys sondaari) Location: Rizal and Cagayan Description: Inhabited the island of Luzon from the Early Pleistocene. Inhabited these parts 2.58 million years ago, but vanished approximately 1.7 million years ago. According to the National Museum of the Philippines, the reptiles had bony plates. The first evidence of its existence was unearthed by archaeologists in 1971.
  5. LEAST CONCERNED Tropical pitcher plant or monkey cup (Nepenthes bellii) NEAR THREATENED Location: Mindanao and Dinagat, Philippines Description: Genus of carnivorous plants, climbing plant growing to a height of 2.5 m and occasionally even 10 m. The stem, which may be branched, often scrambles through vegetation but may also grow prostrate along the ground. Pumpkin Beth (Phalaenopsis lindenii) Location: Island of Luzon in the Philippines or shady location on trees in the forests of North Luzon, Philippines. Description: Species of plant in the family Orchidaceae, named after Belgian botanist Jean Jules Linden
  6. Aunasin (Ardisia serrata) VULNERABLE ENDANGERED Location: Native to the Philippines, Found in the areas of Luzon Description: A small evergreen tree that grows up to about 8-12 m. A shrub-small tree, up to 5m tall and less than 10cm in diameter. Inflorescence is pyramidal in shape. Flowers are small, pink-red in dense clusters. Fruits are round, red turning black. White Lauan (Shorea contorta) Location: Islands of Babuyanes, Luzon, Polillo, Marinduque, Masbate, Samar, Leyte, Negros, Sibuyan, Mindanao, Polaui and Basilan Description: Is a species of plant in the Dipterocarpaceae family. It is endemic to the Philippines.
  7. Critically Endangered Giant taro or upright elephant ears (Alocasia atropurpurea) Location: Luzon and the Visayan regions Description: Is a species of plants in the family Araceae. They are listed as critically endangered by IUCN. Extinct in the Wild Pigeon Orchid (Dendrobium schuetzei) Location: Mindanao Island of the Philippines Description: An orchid species with white flowers, found only on Mindanao Island. A white-flowered species; the bull orchid (D. taurinum), a Philippine species with twisted, hornlike petals; and the like a cucumber orchid.
  8. E X T I N C T The Quillworts (Isoetes philippinensis) Location: Balo-i in Lanao del Norte Description: The only species of this genus occurring in the Philippines; it is a site-endemic species, recently considered to be extinct (POWO 2022). It is a genus of lycopod. It is the only living genus in the family Isoetaceae and order Isoetales. There are currently 192 recognized species, with a cosmopolitan distribution mostly in aquatic habitats but with the individual species often scarce to rare.
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