ENDLING

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Endling

  • Individual that is the last of its species or subspecies
  • Once the endling dies, the species becomes extinct
  • The word was coined in correspondence in the scientific journal Nature
  • Alternative names put forth for the last individual of its kind include ender and terminarch. The word relict may also be used but usually refers to a group that is the last of the species

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