Tag Archives: Cameroon

Herpele multiplicata Nieden

Victoria Caecilian (Herpele multiplicata)

The Victoria Caecilian was described in 1912; it is only known from the type specimen that was collected somewhere in south-western Cameroon and which is now lost.

The species is closely related to the widespread Congo Caecilian (Herpele squalostoma (Stutchbury)) but nevertheless is not identical with that species. [1]



[1] Mark Wilkinson; Hendrik Müller; David J. Gower: On Herpele multiplicata (Amphibia: Gymnophiona: Caeciliidae). African Journal of Herpethology 52(2): 119-122. 2003


edited: 02.05.2022

Vepris bali Cheek

Bali Ngemba Vepris (Vepris bali)

The Bali Ngemba Vepris was just described in 2018, it is known from a specimen that had been collected in 1951 in the Bali Ngemba Forest Reserve, a remnant of submontane cloud forest on the Bamenda Highlands in Cameroon.

The species was not found despite targeted searches by botanists and is believed to be already extinct. [1]



[1] M. Cheek; G. Gosline; J.-M. Onana: Vepris bali (Rutaceae), a new critically endangered (possibly extinct) cloud forest tree species from Bali Ngemba, Cameroon. Willdenowia. 48(2): 285 – 292. 2018


edited: 04.10.2020

Ceratotherium simum ssp. cottoni Lydekker

Northern White Rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum ssp. cottoni)  

A male, named Sudan, was the last male Northern White Rhinoceros in the world, it died today, at the 9. March 2018, leaving behind the last two individuals of its [sub]species, both females.  

The Northern White Rhinoceros is now functionally extinct.  


edited: 28.03.2018

Crudia bibundina Harms

Mount Cameroon Crudia (Crudia bibundina)

This species is restricted to Mt. Cameroon, Cameroon and is known from only two collections that both were made before 1988.

The species has not been recorded since and is believed to be possibly extinct.


edited: 13.11.2021

Dactyladenia cinerea (Engl. ex De Wild.) Prance & F. White

Grey Dactyladenia (Dactyladenia cinerea)

The Grey Dactyladenia is known from two or maybe three localities in the southern- and southwestern regions of Cameroon, however, it is apparently known only from older collections and has not found recently.

The species might well be extinct.


edited: 13.11.2021

Pausinystalia brachythyrsum (K. Schum.) W. Brandt

Dense-flowered Pausinystalia (Pausinystalia brachythyrsum)  

The Dense-flowered Pausinystalia, described in 1901, is known only from the type that was collected in 1746 (?) near Bipindi, a town in Cameroon.  

This species is very likely extinct.


edited: 20.09.20