Breeds and Cultivars


Animal Breeds

Rediscovered breeds (unsorted)



Extinct cat breeds

Extinct dog breeds

Extinct ornamental fish breeds

Extinct pet bird breeds

Extinct rodent breeds



Extinct cattle breeds

Extinct chicken breeds

Extinct duck/geese breeds

Extinct goat breeds

Extinct horse breeds

Extinct rabbit breeds

Extinct sheep breeds

Extinct turkey and guinea fowl breeds



Plant Cultivars


Ornamental trees


Extinct (unsorted)

Rediscovered (unsorted)



Domesticated/cultivated plants with (possibly) extinct ancestors

1. Onion

"The direct ancestor of onions is likely extinct"

Source: Chen, Xiaoyulong et al. (2021). The Himalayan Onion (Allium wallichii Kunth) Harbors Unique Spatially Organized Bacterial Communities. Microbial Ecology.


2. Faba bean

"A living wild type of this cultivated species is not known and it is possible that it is either extremely restricted in its geographical distribution or that it is extinct."

Source: Rottenberg, A. (2020). The origin of Vicia faba (Fabaceae): a quest of five decades. Fl. Medit. 30: 365-368.


3. Peach

"Despite ongoing research on peach origins through morphology, palynology, cytology, biochemistry, and DNA, the specific ancestor of peach is unclear. The Flora of China notes that the ancestor is extinct".

Source: Zheng, Y., Crawford, G. W. and Chen, X. (2014). Archaeological Evidence for Peach (Prunus persica) Cultivation and Domestication in China. PLoS ONE 9(9): e106595.