Chinese paddlefish pronounced officially extinct

February 17, 2020 - General

The new decade 2020 began with the sad announcement that another species is now extinct—the Chinese Paddlefish (Psephurus gladius), a close relative of the sturgeon family. A paper by Chinese scientists concluded (based on IUCN criteria) that after 200 million years, the “Panda of the Yangtze” which reached up to 7m is now gone from the Yangtze forever. Although the paper received wide coverage in international media, unfortunately it…

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