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Ilin Island Cloudrunner

scientific name: Crateromys paulus

Last seen: 1953 in the Philippines

Years lost: 64

The Ilin Island Cloudrunner is only known from one individual purchased at a market on the Philippines’ Ilin Island. The species was “found” in the collection at the Smithsonian Museum decades after it was donated. Although surveys with local communities have not revealed knowledge of the species, there are some unverified reports from southern Mindoro. Scientists don’t know anything about the cloudrunner’s habitat or ecology, but believe that if it is still out there, it occurs in lowland forest.