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Colorado Listing of



November, 1999

Status Codes: FE = Federally Endangered; FT = Federally Threatened; SE =
State Endangered; ST = State Threatened; 

SC = State Special Concern (not a statutory category)

Common Name Scientific Name Status 
Bonytail Gila elegans FE, SE 
Razorback Sucker Xyrauchen texanus FE, SE 
Humpback Chub Gila cypha FE, ST 
Colorado Pikeminnow (formerly known as Colorado Squawfish) Ptychocheilus
lucius FE, ST 
Greenback Cutthroat Trout Oncorhynchus clarki stomias FT, ST 
Rio Grande Sucker Catostomus plebeius SE 
Lake Chub Couesius plumbeus SE 
Plains minnow Hybognathus placitius SE 
Suckermouth Minnow Phenacobius mirabilis SE 
Northern Redbelly Dace Phoxinus eos SE 
Southern Redbelly Dace Phoxinus erythrogaster SE 
Brassy Minnow Hybognathus hankinsoni ST 
Common shiner Luxilus cornutus ST 
Arkansas Darter Etheostoma cragini ST 
Bluehead Sucker Catostomus discobolus SC 
Flannelmouth Sucker Catostomus latipinnis SC 
Mountain Sucker Catostomus playtrhynchus SC 
Plains Orangethroat Darter Etheostoma spectibile SC 
Iowa Darter Etheostoma exile SC 
Plains Topminnow Fundulus sciadicus SC 
Rio Grande Chub Gila pandora SC 
Colorado Roundtail Chub Gila robusta SC 
Speckled Chub Macrhybopsis aestivalis tetranemus SC 
River Shiner Notropis blennius SC 
Stonecat Noturus flavus SC 
Colorado River Cutthroat Trout Oncorhynchus clarki pleuriticus SC 
Rio Grande Cutthroat Trout Oncorhynchus clarki virginalis SC 
Flathead Chub Platygobio gracilus SC 
Boreal Toad Bufo boreas boreas SE 
Northern Cricket Frog Acris crepitans SC 
Great Plains narrowmouth toad Gastrophryne olivacea  SC 
Canyon treefrog Hyla arenicolor SC 
Northern leopard frog Rana pipiens SC 
Plains Leopard Frog Rana blairi SC 
Couch's spadefoot Scaphiopus couchii  SC 
Great Basin spadefoot Spea intermontana  SC 
New Mexico spadefoot Spea multiplicata SC 
Midget faded rattlesnake  Crotalus viridis concolor SC 
Longnose leopard lizard  Gambelia wislizenii SC 
Yellow mud turtle  Kinosternon flavescens SC 
Common kingsnake Lampropeltis getula SC 
Texas blind snake  Leptotyphlops dulcis SC 
Texas horned lizard  Phrynosoma cornutum SC 
Desert spiny lizard  Sceloporus magister SC 
Massasauga  Sistrurus catenatus SC 
Rocky Mountain Capshell Acroloxus coloradensis SC 
American Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus anatum SC 
Whooping Crane Grus americana tabida FE, SE 
Least Tern Sterna antillarum athalassos FE, SE 
Southwestern Willow Flycatcher Empidonax traillii extimus FE, SE 
Plains Sharp-Tailed Grouse Tympanuchus phasianellus jamesii SE 
Piping Plover Charadrius melodus circumcinctus FT, ST 
Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus FT, ST 
Mexican Spotted Owl Strix occidentalis lucida FT, ST 
Western Burrowing Owl Athene cunicularia ST 
Greater Sandhill Crane Grus canadensis  SC 
Lesser Prairie-Chicken Tympanuchus pallidicinctus ST 
Barrow’s Goldeneye Bucephala islandica SC 
Ferruginous Hawk Buteo regalis SC 
Gunnison’s Sage Grouse Centrocercus urophasianus subspp. SC 
Northern Sage Grouse Centrocercus urophasianus subspp. SC 
Western Snowy Plover Charadrius alexandrinus SC 
Mountain Plover Charadrius montana SC 
Long-Billed Curlew Numenius americanus  SC 
White Pelican Pelecanus erythrorhynchos SC 
Gray Wolf Canis lupus FE, SE 
Black-Footed Ferret Mustela nigripes FE, SE 
Grizzly Bear Ursus arctos FT, SE 
Preble’s Meadow Jumping Mouse Zapus hudsonius preblei FT, ST 
Lynx Lynx canadensis SE 
Wolverine Gulo gulo luscus SE 
River otter Lutra canadensis SE 
Kit Fox Vulpes macrotis SE 
Swift Fox Vulpes velox SC 
Black-tailed Prairie Dog Cynomys ludovicianus SC 

WILDLIFE IN DANGER: The Status of Some of Colorado's threatened,
endangered and Special Concern fish, amphibians, birds, and mammals. 
*An educational product of Colorado Outdoors magazine* 

 Read News about Threatened and Endangered Wildlife...
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9/1/99 Division Lynx Recovery Team, Lynx Advisory Group Agree
Reintroduction Should Proceed 8/27/99 Division Biologists Discover Deadly
Fungus In Boreal Toads 8/5/99 Division Of Wildlife Continues Lynx
Monitoring 8/2/99 Division Of Wildlife Continues Lynx Monitoring 8/2/99
Lynx Tracker Tells of Braving The Storms To Monitor Cats 7/12/99 Division
of Wildlife Offers Reward In Lynx Shooting 7/1/99 Boreal Toad Sightings
On The Division Most Wanted 6/25/99 Wildlife Bill In Congress May Keep
Native Species From Brink Of Endangered Status 6/18/99 Females Coming Up
Short In Already-Scarce Preble Population 6/14/99 Division Continues
Tracking of Reintroduced Lynx 5/24/98 Snowshoe Hare Survey Lays
Groundwork For Return Of Lynx 5/11/98 Public Meetings To Discuss Lynx and
Wolverine Recovery 5/10/99 Division of Wildlife Continues Lynx
Reintroduction 5/8/98 Colorado Wildlife Commission Makes Changes to T & E
List 5/7/99 State and Federal Agencies Meet To Discuss Black-Tailed
Prairie Dogs 4/29/99 Boreal Toads To Benefit From Conservation Plan
4/29/99 Three State Agreement To Assist Recovery Of Colorado River
Cutthroat Trout 04/06/1998 House Committee OKs New Species Conservation
Trust Fund End of List  

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