Portal: Philippine Species

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Encyclopedia of Philippine Flora and Fauna

PLANTS AND FUNGI Non-vascular plants
Liverworts - Hornworts - Mosses
Vascular plants
Non-seed plants
Ferns - Horsetails - Lycopods
Seed plants
Conifers - Cycads - Gingko - Flowering plants

Mammals - Reptiles - Amphibians - Birds

Sponges - Cnidarians - Fish

Bacteria - Protists



The Philippines is one of the world's biodiversity hotspots, possessing more than 12,000 different species of plants, 560 recognized bird species, 180 species of terrestrial mammals, 250 reptiles, 400 species of coral, and 1,000 different fishes. A good percentage of these species are also endemic to the country and are never found anywhere else in the world.

In line with wildlife conservation efforts, WikiPilipinas presents the Species Portal, a page inside the website compiling and presenting information on Philippine species. Disseminating knowledge is always key to the preservation of these creatures, and the Species Portal will provide a platform for this advocacy.

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A pair of dugongs swimming.

The Dugong (Dugong dugon), also called baboy-dagat (pig of the sea) in Filipino, is the only surviving species belonging to the family Dugongidae. Also called the "sea cow", this gentle, slow-moving aquatic mammal feeds almost exclusively on the sea grasses in warm tropical and subtropical seas.

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The carabao (Filipino: kalabaw; Malay language|Malay: kerbau) or B. bubalus carabanesis is a domesticated subspecies of the water buffalo (Bubalus bubalus) found in the Philippines, Guam, and various parts of Southeast Asia. Carabaos are highly associated with farmers, being the farm animal of choice for pulling the plow and the cart used to haul farm produce to the market. Read more.

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