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ESA Petitions Banner Black-tailed prairie dogs Rich Reading

WildEarth Guardians has submitted numerous scientific petitions to U.S. federal agencies seeking protection for imperiled plants and animals under the Endangered Species Act, including two petitions to list 681 species in the Rocky Mountains and the American Southwest. See index of petitions below.

81 Marine Species Petition

206 Mountain-Prairie Species Petition

475 Southwest Species Petition

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

A

Black-spotted newt pc Gary Nafis Coral Pink Sand Dunes tiger beetle pc Chris Wirth Sacramento Mountains checkerspot butterfly: Julie McIntyre, USFW Northern Leatherside Chub: Eric Wagner, Utah Wildlife Srvs

B

Bats: Armenian myotis, Aru flying fox, Bonin flying fox, Christmas Island pipistrelle, Cuban greater funnel-eared bat, greater monkey-faced bat, Hill’s horseshoe bat, Jamaican greater funnel-eared bat, montane monkey-faced bat, Lamotte’s roundleaf bat, Lord Howe long-eared bat, Negros naked-backed fruit bat, New Caledonia long-eared bat, New Zealand greater short-tailed bat, Paraguana mustached bat

Beetle, narrow-foot diving (Mountain-Prairie Species Petition) 

Beetle, Scott riffle


Beetles, Sagebrush Sea: Crescent Dunes aegialian scarab, Crescent Dunes serican scarab, Hardy's aegialian scarab, Sand Mountain serican scarab, Giuliani's dune scarab, large aegialian scarab

Beetle, Wyoming diving

Butterflies, Great Basin: Baking Powder Flat blue butterfly, bleached sandhill skipper, Carson Valley silverspot, Carson Valley wood nymph, Mattoni’s blue butterfly, Mono Basin skipper, Railroad Valley skipper (fulvapalla), Railroad Valley skipper (reeseorum), Steptoe Valley crescentspot, White River Valley skipper

Butterfly, Great Basin silverspot

Butterfly, Sacramento Mountains checkerspot

Butterflies, Spring Mountains dark blue

C

Caddisfly, Platte River (Mountain-Prairie Species Petition) 

Chipmunk, Peñasco least

Chub, northern leatherside (Mountain-Prairie Species Petition)

Chub, prairie

Chub, Rio Grande

Conch, queen

Coquí, Virgin Islands

Cryptantha, Pipe Springs (Mountain-Prairie Species Petition) 

D

Bay Skipper: David Sarkozi Jemez Mountains salamander: Chris Newsom Unsilvered Fritillary: © Jeff Pippen Chiricahua leopard frog pc Jim Rorabaugh

E

 Electric ray, Caribbean

F

Falcon, Aplomado

Ferret, black-footed

Forestfly, mist (Mountain-Prairie Species Petition)

Fritillary, regal

Fritillary, unsilvered 

G

Gilia, Aztec

Grass, pale blue-eyed (Mountain-Prairie Species Petition)

Grouper, Warsaw

Groupers: goliath grouper, Nassau grouper, speckled hind
 

Hawk-eagle, Flores  

 

I

Gunnison Sage Grouse: Noppadol Paothong Sprague's pipit pc Greg Lavaty Thick-billed parrot: Mark L. Watson Black-footed ferret: Ryan Hagerty, USFWS

J

Jackrabbit, white-sided

Jaguarundi 

K

Kangaroo rat, Texas

L

Lemming, northern bog

Limpet, Banbury Springs

Lizard, spot-tailed earless

M

Mayfly, Gila

Mayten, Caribbean

Monkeyflower, Rocky Mountain

Monster, Gila (Utah Distinct Population Segment)

Moth, sand verbena

Mountainsnail, Brian Head (Mountain-Prairie Species Petition)

Mouse, New Mexico meadow jumping

Mussels: southern hickorynut, smooth pimpleback, Texas pimpleback, false spike, Mexican fawnsfoot, Texas fawnsfoot

N

Canada lynx pc Photos.com Black tailed prairie dogs: Sandy Nervig Gray Wolves: Sam Parks Ocelot: Joel Satore

O

Ocelot

P

Parrotfish, bumphead

Petrel, black-capped

Pipefish, Texas

Pipit, Sprague's

Prairie dog, black-tailed

Prairie dog, Gunnison's

Prairie dog, Utah

Q

R

Rattlesnake, desert massasauga

S

Salamander, Jemez Mountains

Sawfish, largetooth

Sawfish: knifetooth sawfish, dwarf sawfish, freshwater sawfish, common sawfish, narrowsnout sawfish, smalltooth sawfish

Scurfpea, Chihuahuan

Sea turtle, Kemp's Ridley

Shark, dusky

Shark, great hammerhead

Shark, great white (northeastern Pacific Distinct Population Segment) 

Shark, porbeagle

Shark, scalloped hammerhead

Shark, whale

Skates: thorny skate, barndoor skate, smooth skate, winter skate

Skipper, bay

Snowfly, Arapahoe

Squirrel, Prince of Wales flying

Sturgeon: Acipenser naccarii, Acipenser sturio, Acipenser gueldenstaedtii, Acipenser nudiventris, Acipenser persicus, Acipenser stellatus, Pseudoscaphirhynchus fedtschenkoi, Pseudoscaphirhynchus hermanni, Pseudoscaphirhynchus kaufmanni, Acipenser mikadoi, Acipenser schrenckii, Huso dauricus, Acipenser baerii, Acipenser dabryanus, Acipenser sinensis

Sucker, Rio Grande

Arizona striped whiptail credit Erki Enderson Sonoran Desert tortoise Dennis Caldwell Chihuahuan scurfpea: Mike Howard, BLM Packards milkvetch pc Ann Debolt

T

Tarantulas: Poecilotheria fasciata, Poecilotheria formosa, Poecilotheria hanumavilasumica, Poecilotheria metallica, Poecilotheria miranda, Poecilotheria ornata, Poecilotheria pederseni, Poecilotheria rufilata, Poecilotheria smithi, Poecilotheria striata, Poecilotheria subfusca

Thistle, Wright's marsh

Topminnow, saltmarsh

Tortoise, flat-tailed

Tortoise, spider *

 Tortoise, Sonoran Desert

U

Unicorn plant, many-flowered (Southwest Species Petition)

V

Verbena, Yellowstone sand (Mountain-Prairie Species Petition)

W

Whale, sperm (Gulf of Mexico Distinct Population Segment)

Wrasse, humphead

Wolf, Mexican gray

X

Y

Z

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*An earlier version of this petition incorrectly identified a Burmese star tortoise as a spider tortoise on the cover page. This version includes a correction and updated photos.

Photo credits: Black-spotted newt: Gary Nafis. Coral Pink Sand Dunes tiger beetle: Chris Wirth. Sacramento Mountains checkerspot butterfly: Julie McIntyre, USFWS. Northern Leatherside Chub: Eric Wagner, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources. Bay Skipper: David Sarkozi. Jemez Mountains salamander: Chris Newsom. Unsilvered Fritillary: © Jeff Pippen. Chiricahua leopard frog: Jim Rorabaugh. Gunnison Sage Grouse: Noppadol Paothong. Sprague's pipit: Greg Lavaty. Thick-billed parrot: Mark L. Watson. Black-footed ferret: Ryan Hagerty, USFWS. Canada lynx: Photos.com. Black tailed prairie dogs: Sandy Nervig. Gray Wolves: Sam Parks. Ocelot: Joel Satore. Arizona striped whiptail: Erki Enderson. Sonoran desert tortoise: Dennis Caldwell. Chihuahuan scurfpea: Mike Howard, BLM. Packard's milkvetch: Ann Debolt.