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1 Wolverine - c. 6,000 BC 7031
2 Elk (Moose) - c. 1,500 BC (reintroduced) 6504
3 Reindeer - c. 6,000 BC (reintroduced) 4400
4 Brown Bear - c. 1,000 (may be as early as 500 BC) 4099
5 Walrus - c. 1,000 BC 3201
6 Osprey (later recolonised) 3128
7 Aurochs - c. 1,000 BC 2246
8 Coypu - 1987 (non-native) 1918
9 Pika - c. 8000 BC 1780
10 Muskrat - 1935 (non-native) 1709
11 Cave Lion - c. 10,000 BC 1408
12 Wisent - c. 3,000 BC 1234
13 Eurasian Lynx - c. 400 1196
14 Irish Elk - c. 6,000 BC 956
15 Gypsy Moth - 1907 915
16 Gray whale - c. 1700 910
17 Great Auk - 1844 902
18 Cave bear - c. 25,500 BC 823
19 Tarpan - c. 7,000 BC 671
20 White-tailed Eagle (reintroduced) 628
21 Saiga Antelope - c. 10,000 BC 515
22 European Beaver - c. 1300 (reintroduced) 336
23 Burbot - 1972 335
24 Barnacle Goose - c.1000 BC (as breeding bird, later recolonised) 237
25 Common Crane - c.1620 (recolonised) 205
26 Dalmatian Pelican - c.1000 BC 140
27 Kentish Plover - c.1940 (as breeding bird) 115
28 Greater mouse-eared bat - 1990 (as resident) 105
29 Grey wolf - c. 1740 89
30 Norway lemming - c. 8,000 BC 88
31 European pond terrapin - c.3,000 BC 83
32 Red-backed Shrike (as breeding bird) 79
33 Cory's Shearwater - c.1000 BC (as breeding bird) 72
34 Black Tern - 1885 (as breeding bird) 68
35 Little Bustard (as breeding bird) 56
36 Graphoderus bilineatus (water beetle) - 1906 40
37 Mazarine Blue - 1906 39
38 Steppe lemming - c. 8,000 BC 37
39 Houting 37
40 Capercaillie (reintroduced) 36
41 Black-veined White - 1925 30
42 Large Copper - 1865 27
43 Orange-spotted Emerald (dragonfly) - 1957 23
44 Map - ca.1914 (non-native) 23
45 Large Tortoiseshell (may be recolonising) 22
46 Short-haired bumblebee - 1989 15
47 Large Chequered Skipper – ca.1989 (non-native, Channel Islands) 14
48 Beautiful Merodon Hoverfly 14
49 Cernuella neglecta 11
50 Fruticicola fruticum 9
51 Flame Brocade (moth) - 1919 7
52 Apple bumblebee - 1864 7
53 Euclemensia woodiella (moth) - 1829 6
54 Horned dung beetle - 1957 5
55 Blue stag beetle - 19th century 5
56 Cullum's bumblebee - 1941 < 5
57 Agile frog - ≤ 1000 BP < 5
58 Isle of Wight Wave (moth) - 1931 < 5
59 Orache Moth - 1915 < 5
60 Great Bittern - 1886 (recolonised 1911) < 5
61 Arctic fox - c. 10,000 BC < 5
62 Andrena polita (mining bee) - 1934 < 5
63 The Many Lined (moth) - 1875 < 5
64 Speckled Beauty (moth) - 1885 < 5
65 Mellinus crabroneus (digger wasp) - c.1950 < 5
66 Odynerus simillimus (mason wasp) - 1905 < 5
67 Viper's Bugloss (moth) - 1977 < 5
68 Eurasian Eagle Owl - c.1000 BC (some doubt if present naturally since Ice Age) < 5
69 Woolly Rhinoceros - c. 10,000 BC < 5
70 Agonum sahlbergi (ground beetle) - 1914 < 5
71 Rhantus aberratus (water beetle) - 1904 < 5
72 Hydropsyche exocellata (caddis fly) - 1901 < 5
73 Boar - c. 1500 (reintroduced) < 5
74 Hydropsyche bulgaromanorum (caddis fly) - 1926 < 5
75 Halictus maculatus (mining bee) - 1930 < 5
76 Pool frog - 1993 (reintroduced) < 5
77 Frosted Yellow (moth) - 1914 < 5
78 Moor frog - ≤ 1000 BP < 5
79 Scybalicus oblongiusculus (ground beetle) - 1926 < 5
80 Narrow-headed vole - c. 8,000 BC < 5
81 Small Ranunculus (moth) - 1937 < 5
82 Ochthebius aeneus (water beetle) - 1913 < 5
83 Scarce Black Arches (moth) - 1898 < 5
84 Root Vole - c. 1,500 BC < 5
85 Eucera tuberculata (mining bee) - 1941 < 5
86 Large Blue - 1979 (reintroduced) < 5
87 Teretrius fabricii (histerid) - 1907 < 5
88 Woolly Mammoth - c. 10,000 BC < 5
89 Reed Tussock (moth) - 1875 < 5
90 Essex Emerald Moth - 1991 < 5
91 Odynerus reniformis (mason wasp) - 1915 < 5
92 Harpalus honestus (ground beetle) - 1905 < 5
93 Union Rustic (moth) - 1919 < 5
94 Platydema violaceum (tenebrionid) - 1957 < 5
95 The Conformist (moth) - 1880 < 5
96 Norfolk damselfly - 1957 < 5
97 White Prominent (moth) - 1865 < 5
98 Arctic lemming - c. 8,000 BC < 5

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