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From Science Daily on 10-Aug-2016 10:40

Scientists have discovered a new species of colorful songbird in the Galápagos Islands, with one catch: it's extinct. Researchers used molecular data from samples of museum specimens to determine that a subspecies of Vermilion Flycatcher should be elevated to full species status, but this newly recognized species hasn't been seen since 1987, and is considered to be the first modern extinction of a Galápagos bird species.

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