Resplendent Quetzal

Ancient Aztec and Maya regarded the Resplendent Quetzal’s bright feathers as objects of power, beauty and adornment. Quetzals are threatened…
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Southeastern beach mice

Southeastern Beach Mice

Florida’s beach mouse populations are specialized to certain climatic conditions and coastal habitats unique to the small areas where they…
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Florida panther (Puma concolor coryi)

Florida Panther

Florida Panthers are an endangered subspecies of cougar living in South Florida forests and swamps. Once estimated to be as…
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Florida manatee (Trichechus manatus latirostris)

Florida Manatee

Since 1974, over 1700 manatee deaths have been caused by watercraft collisions, which leave recognizable scars. Florida Manatee populations seem…
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Schaus' Swallowtail (Heraclides aristodemus ponceanus)

Schaus’ Swallowtail

Once abundant in the greater Miami area and the Florida Keys, these endangered butterflies are now limited primarily to Biscayne…
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Smalltooth Sawfish (Pristis pectinata) & Largetooth Sawfish (Pristis pristis) snouts showing the different color and size of the snout and teeth


The five species of sawfishes are globally endangered in part because their rostra (snouts) are prized trophy items. The Largetooth…
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Goliath Grouper (Taxidermy)

Goliath Grouper

Weighing as much as 800 pounds and growing up to 8 feet, Goliath Grouper are vulnerable to overfishing. Staggering population…
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Southern Dusky Salamander (Desmognathus auriculatus)

Southern Dusky Salamander

The Dusky Salamander was once common in the southeastern United States. In recent years, UF researchers have documented population drops…
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Rusty Mud Salamander (Pseudotriton montanus floridanus)

Rusty Mud Salamander

These salamanders were found in a stream on UF’s campus, and used to describe a new subspecies of Mud Salamander….
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