Posts tagged “Ivory Coast”

What We Killed Thursday

Continuing with the extinction series, next is Byttneria ivorensis, a tree from from the Ivory Coast. It probably went extinct in the 1900s due to deforestation.  Other members of this genus are hosts of several butterfly caterpillars and it’s likely that B. ivorensis was, too.  Some caterpillars feed exclusively on specific species of Byttneria.  We’ll […]