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In IUCN Red List (2004), extinction of 784 species includes

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335 vertebrates, 360 invertebrates and 89 plants
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337 vertebrates, 362 invertebrates and 88 plants
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338 vertebrates, 359 invertebrates and 87 plants
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340 vertebrates, 357 invertebrates and 87 plants
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The correct option is C 338 vertebrates, 359 invertebrates and 87 plants
The IUCN Red List (2004) documents the extinction of 784 species in the last 500 years. The list includes 338 vertebrates, 359 invertebrates, and 87 plants. Some examples of recent extinctions include the dodo (Mauritius), quagga (Africa), thylacine (Australia), Steller’s Sea Cow (Russia) and three subspecies (Bali, Javan, Caspian) of the tiger. Reasons of extinct are habitat loss, co-extinctions, overexploitation and alien species invasions.
So, the correct answer is '338 vertebrates, 359 invertebrates and 87 plants'.

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