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Oreogrammitis austroindica (Parris) Parris

South Indian Grammitis Fern (Oreogrammitis austroindica)

The South Indian Grammitis Fern was described in 2001; it is known only from the type material that had been collected in the 19th century in Tamil Nadu, India.

The species might now be extinct.



[1] Atsushi Ebihara; Christopher Roy Fraser-Jenkins; Barbara S. Parris; Xian-Chun Zhang; Yue-Hong Yang; Wen-Liang Chiou; Ho-Ming Chang; Stuart Lindsay; David Middleton; Masahiro Kato; Titien Ngatinem Praptosuwiryo; Victor B. Amoroso; Julie F. Barcelona; Rajapaksha Haddokara Gedara Ranil; Chan-Ho Park; Noriaki Murakami; Akihiko Hoya: Rare and Threatened Pteridophytes of Asia 1. An Enumeration of Narrowly Distributed Taxa1. Bulletin of the National Museum of Nature and Science, Ser. B 38(3): 93–119. 2012


edited: 02.05.2022

Neocnus gliriformis (Matthew)

Cuban Rodent-like Sloth (Neocnus gliriformis)


The Cuban Rodent-like Sloth was described 1931 based on fossil bones that date to Late Pleistocene in age; the species, however, might well have survived into the Early Holocene.

Several forms that formerly had been described as distinct species, are now included here.


edited: 09.08.2022