Sandhill Species of Greatest Conservation Need

Sandhill Species of Greatest Conservation Need

Mammals | Birds | Amphibians | Reptiles | Invertebrates

 

Mammals

Scientific Name

Common Name

Status

Trend

Sylvilagus floridanus Eastern Cottontail Rabbit Unknown Unknown
Sciurus niger shermani Sherman's Fox Squirrel Low Declining
Geomys pinetis pinetis Southeastern Pocket Gopher Medium Declining
Podomys floridanus Florida Mouse Medium Declining
Ursus americanus floridanus Florida Black Bear Medium Stable
Spilogale putorius Spotted Skunk Unknown Unknown

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Birds

Scientific Name

Common Name

Status

Trend

Colinus virginianus Northern Bobwhite Low Declining
Elanoides forficatus Swallow-tailed Kite Low Unknown
Ictinia mississippiensis Mississippi Kite Medium Unknown
Haliaeetus leucocephalus Bald Eagle Medium Increasing
Falco sparverius paulus Southeastern American Kestrel Low Declining
Columbina passerina Common Ground-Dove Medium Declining
Athene cunicularia floridana Florida Burrowing Owl Medium Unknown
Melanerpes erythrocephalus Red-headed Woodpecker Low Declining
Picoides villosus Hairy Woodpecker Low Unknown
Picoides borealis Red-cockaded Woodpecker Low Declining
Colaptes auratus auratus Northern Flicker Medium Declining
Sitta pusilla Brown-headed Nuthatch Medium Declining
Aimophila aestivalis Bachman's Sparrow Medium Declining
Ammodramus savannarum Grasshopper Sparrow (migrant) Unknown Declining

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Amphibians

Scientific Name

Common Name

Status

Trend

Ambystoma tigrinum Tiger Salamander Low Declining
Notophthalmus perstriatus Striped Newt Low Declining
Pseudacris ornata Ornate Chorus Frog Unknown Unknown
Rana capito Gopher Frog Medium Declining

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Reptiles

Scientific Name

Common Name

Status

Trend

Terrapene carolina bauri Florida Box Turtle Medium Declining
Deirochelys reticularia Chicken Turtle Abundant Unknown
Gopherus polyphemus Gopher Tortoise Medium Declining
Sceloporus woodi Florida Scrub Lizard Abundant Declining
Eumeces egregius lividus Bluetail Mole Skink Medium Declining
Neoseps reynoldsi Sand Skink Medium Declining
Heterodon platirhinos Eastern Hognose Snake Low Declining
Heterodon simus Southern Hognose Snake Unknown Declining
Drymarchon couperi Eastern Indigo Snake Low Declining
Pituophis melanoleucus mugitus Florida Pine Snake Medium Declining
Lampropeltis calligaster Mole Kingsnake Low Declining
Stilosoma extenuatum Short-tailed Snake Unknown Unknown
Crotalus adamanteus Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake Medium Declining

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Invertebrates

Scientific Name

Common Name

Status

Trend

Cicindela highlandensis Highlands Tiger Beetle Low Declining
Chelyoxenus xerobatis Gopher Tortoise Hister Beetle Low Declining
Anomala exigua Exiguous (Pygmy) Anomala Scarab Beetle Unknown Unknown
Aphodius troglodytes Gopher Tortoise Aphodius Commensal Scarab Beetle Unknown Unknown
Copris gopheri Gopher Tortoise Copris Commensal Scarab Beetle Unknown Unknown
Mycotrupes pedester Scrub Island Burrowing Scarab Beetle (SW FL Mycotrupes) Low Declining
Onthophagus polyphemi polyphemi Gopher Tortoise Onthophagus Commensal Scarab Beetle Unknown Unknown
Atrytone arogos arogos Arogos Skipper Low Declining
Incisalia irus Frosted Elfin Low Declining

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