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New Caledonia - Animals in the Habitats and the Fossil sites, and Biodiversity

Classified animal picture guide. Clicking(highlighting) or tapping the link of species shows the images.
The following fossils from the geologic age to the prehistorical age are excavated in New Caledonia. The explanation in brackets is the ages they lived in extinct species. Note that Mya is million years ago. For example, "48.6~40.4 Mya" shows a range between 48.6 and 40.4 million years ago. The time range is shown in the Geological Time Table. The followings are a part of the Evolutionary Tree.
New Caledonia
prehistoric age
New Caledonia
extinct species
Turtle Meiolania   (50~0.003 Mya; 2.5m)
New Caledonia is an island terretory of France in the South Pacific Ocean and the tropical zone. It is located to south of Vanuatu and to north of New Zealand. The following shows the distribution of animals in New Caledonia.
New Caledonia
New Caledonia
regionally extinct
in historic age
Bird Auckland Islands Teal, Painted Buttonquail, Australasian Bittern, New Caledonia Gallinule (?~AD1860), White-throated Eared-nightjar
New Caledonia
extant species
Megabat Ornate Flying Fox, Insular Flying-fox, New Caledonia Flying Fox
Ibis Glossy Ibis
Raptor White-bellied Goshawk
Rail New Caledonian Rail
Parrot Rainbow Lorikeet  , New Caledonian Lorikeet  , Horned Parakeet  , Uvea Parakeet  , Red-fronted Parakeet  , Red-crowned Parakeet  
endemic bird New Caledonian Imperial-pigeon, Cloven-feathered Dove, New Caledonian Friarbird, Barred Honeyeater, New Caledonian Cuckoo-shrike, New Caledonian Whistler, New Caledonian Crow, Yellow-bellied Robin, New Caledonia Thicketbird, Large Lifou White-eye, Green-backed White-eye, Small Lifou White-eye, Striated Starling, Red-throated Parrotfinch
bird (CR) New Caledonian Owlet-nightjar
bird (EN) Kagu  , Crow Honeyeater
Tree (Amborella trichopoda)
New Caledonia
marine extant
Sea-cow Dugong
Turtle Loggerhead Sea Turtle, Green turtle
Frigatebird Great Frigatebird, Lesser Frigatebird
Albatross Wandering Albatross
Ray Manta ray  
Shark Whale shark   (12m), Scalloped hammerhead, Great hammerhead, Great white shark  , Shortfin mako
Marlin Indo-Pacific sailfish, Black Marlin, Striped Marlin
Tuna Pacific bluefin tuna
Nautilus New Caledonia Nautilus  
Coral (Table coral), (Brain corals)
New Caledonia
small extant
Bat (CR) New Caledonian Long-eared Bat
Bat (EN) New Caledonia Wattled Bat, Loyalty Bent-winged Bat