Animals of Connecticut

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American Robin

Connecticut has a variety of animal species.

Biodiversity[change | change source]

There are 599 Connecticut species listed as endangered, threatened or of special concern. These are 11 species of mammals,[1] 50 species of birds, 11 species of reptiles, 7 species of amphibians, 7 species of fish, and 170 species of invertebrates.[1]

Ancient life[change | change source]

Artist's depiction of a Dilophosaurus wetherelli

The Peabody Museum of Natural History and the Dinosaur State Park are two places which preserve the prehistory of Connecticut.

Extinct species that once roamed Connecticut include Coelophysis,[2] Dilophosaurus,[2] and Eubrontes.[3]

List of native species[change | change source]

Sources appear below.[4]

Annelids[change | change source]

Arthropods[change | change source]

Mollusks[change | change source]

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Endangered and Threatened Species Fact Sheets". CT.gov. Retrieved 3 July 2013.
  2. 2.0 2.1 * Age of Dinosaurs Field Trip
  3. * Aspects of Connecticut's Physical Geography
  4. University of New Haven Student Projects - "Potential Impacts of the Proposed Galleria at Long Wharf on the Biological, Chemical, and Socioeconomic Aspects of the Local New Haven Environment" - Slide 7: Species List, by Sara Ignudo and Farah Refai, Fall 2000

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