SDCP desert scene  - Illustration by Bill Singleton
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Priority Vulnerable Species in Pima County  

 Priority Vulnerable Species

Priority Vulnerable Species
are species that are being considered and analyzed as
potentially covered species under the multi-species habitat conservation
plan. These species were chosen through a process of scientific review
of over 100 species that are already listed as Threatened or Endangered
or recognized by the federal government as imperiled, extirpated
species, and a much larger number of species that are in decline, and
potentially on the way toward ESA listing.



Lowland Leopard Frog - Rana yavapaiensis



Abert's Towhee - Pipilo aberti

Bell's Vireo - Vireo bellii

Burrowing Owl - Athene cunicularia

Rufous-winged Sparrow - Aimophila carpalis

Swainson's Hawk - Buteo swainsoni



Desert Sucker - Pantosteus clarki

Longfin Dace - Agosia chrysogaster

Sonora Sucker - Catostomus insignus



Talus Snails - Sonorella species

Arkenstone Cave Psuedoscorpion - Albiorix anophrhalmus



Allen's big-eared bat - Idionycteris phyllotis

Arizona Shrew - Sorex arizonae

California leaf-nosed bat - Macrotus californicus

Mexican Long-tongued Bat - Choeronycteris mexicana

Merriam's Mesquite Mouse - Peromyscus merriami

Pale Townsend's big-eared bat - Plecotus townsendii pallescens

Southern Yellow Bat - Lasiurus ega

Western Red Bat - Lasiuris borealis


Gentry indigo bush - Dalea tentaculoides

Needle-spined Pineapple Cactus - Echinomastus erectocentrus var. erectocentrus

Tumamoc Globeberry - Tumamoca macdougalii



Desert Box Turtle - Terrapene ornata luteola

Ground Snake - Sonora semiannulata

Giant Spotted Whiptail Lizard - Cnemidophorus burti stictogrammus

Mexican Garter Snake - Thamnophis eques

Organ Pipe Shovel-nosed Snake - Chionactus palarostris

Red-backed Whiptail Lizard - Cnemidophorus burti xanthonotus

Tucson Shovel-nosed Snake - Chionactus occipitalis klauberi

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