Mosaic-tailed rats were found only on Bramble Cay Island in the northern part of the Great Barrier Reef.In
Representatives of the Ministry of the EnvironmentAustralia did not comment on changes in the status of a mammal to an extinct. However, the mosaic rat was the only mammal endemic to the Great Barrier Reef.
Previously an international group of scientistsanalyzed data from 73 reports from universities in different countries on the trend of falling insect numbers in their regions. It turned out that about 40% of all existing insect species are on the verge of extinction, and in the future such a decline can provoke a massive biosphere change.