The Endangered Species List Is Full of Ghosts

Like dozens of others, the Scioto madtom has probably been extinct for years even though it’s still listed as “endangered”

Popular Science
Feb 27, 2019 · 10 min read
Model of a coelacanth, thought extinct but rediscovered in 1938. Photo: Bettmann/Getty Images

By Dyani Sabin

The only remaining evidence of the Scioto madtom’s existence floats in jars of ethanol tucked in the bowels of a squat warehouse in Ohio…

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