The Afghan Tortoise (Testudo horsfieldii) is a species of concern belonging in the species group "reptiles" and found in the following area(s): Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, China, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan. This species is also known by the following name(s): Central Asian Tortoise, Four-toed Tortoise, Horsfield's Tortoise, Steppe Tortoise.
Twelve Incredibly Odd Endangered Creatures1. Solenodon
The solenodon is a mammal found primarily in Cuba and Hispanola. The species was thought to be extinct until scientists found a few still alive in 2003. Solenodons only prefer to come out at night. They eat primarily insects and they are one of the few mammal species that are venomous, delivering a very powerful toxin. Symptoms of a solenodon bite are very similar to a snake bite, including swelling and severe pain, lasting several days.