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25 Animals We Drove Out of Illinois


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Passenger pigeon chewing louse (Columbicola extinctus)

Brown lacewing (Sympherobius occidentalis)


Ohio shrimp (Macrobrachium ohione)

Lusty crayfish (Cambarus robustus)


Winged mapleleaf (Quadrula fragosa)

White wartyback (Plethobasus cicatricosus)

Rough pigtoe (Pleurobema plenum)

Pink mucket (Lampsilis abrupta)

Tuberculed blossom (Epioblasma torulosa)


Bluehead shiner (Pternotropis hubbsi)

Bigeye chub (Hybopsis amblops)

Northern madtom (Noturus stigmosus)

Stargazing darter (Percina uranidea)

Gilt darter (Percina evides)

Harlequin darter (Etheostoma histrio)


Hellbender (Cryptobranchus alleganiniensis)


Broad-banded water snake (Nerodia fasciata)


Eskimo curlew (Numenuis borealis)

Passenger pigeon (Ectopistes migratorius)

Carolina parakeet (Conuropsis carolinensis)

Ivory-billed woodpecker (Campephilus principalis)


Gray wolf (Canis lupus)

Mountain lion (Felis concolor)

Elk (Cervus elaphus)

Bison (Bison bison)

Art accompanying story in printed newspaper (not available in this archive): illustrations/Paul Dolan.

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