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Threatened and Endangered Animals of Kentucky

Kentucky Animals Protected by the Endangered Species Act

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The following list is an adaptation of data published at the The US Fish & Wildlife Service's Endangered Species Program Website.

Threatened and Endangered Animals of Kentucky

Bat, gray (Myotis grisescens)
Bat, Indiana (Myotis sodalis)
Bat, Virginia big-eared (Corynorhinus (=Plecotus) townsendii virginianus)
Bean, Cumberland (pearlymussel) (Villosa trabalis)
Beetle, American burying (Nicrophorus americanus)
Catspaw (=purple cat's paw pearlymussel) (Epioblasma obliquata obliquata)
Clubshell (Pleurobema clava)
Combshell, Cumberlandian (Epioblasma brevidens)
Crane, whooping (Grus americana)
Curlew, Eskimo (Numenius borealis)
Dace, blackside (Phoxinus cumberlandensis)
Darter, relict (Etheostoma chienense)
Eagle, bald (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)
Elktoe, Cumberland (Alasmidonta atropurpurea)
Fanshell (Cyprogenia stegaria)
Mapleleaf, winged (Quadrula fragosa)
Mucket, pink (pearlymussel) (Lampsilis abrupta)
Mussel, oyster (Epioblasma capsaeformis)
Mussel, scaleshell (Leptodea leptodon)
Pearlymussel, cracking (Hemistena lata)
Pearlymussel, dromedary (Dromus dromas)
Pearlymussel, littlewing (Pegias fabula)
Pigtoe, rough (Pleurobema plenum)
Pimpleback, orangefoot (pearlymussel) (Plethobasus cooperianus)
Plover, piping (Charadrius melodus)
Pocketbook, fat (Potamilus capax)
Puma (=cougar), eastern (Puma (=Felis) concolor couguar)
Riffleshell, northern (Epioblasma torulosa rangiana)
Riffleshell, tan (Epioblasma florentina walkeri (=E. walkeri))
Ring pink (mussel) (Obovaria retusa)
Shiner, palezone (Notropis albizonatus)
Shrimp, Kentucky cave (Palaemonias ganteri)
Sturgeon, pallid (Scaphirhynchus albus)
Tern, least (Sterna antillarum)
Wartyback, white (pearlymussel) (Plethobasus cicatricosus)
Wolf, gray (Canis lupus)

Source

US Fish & Wildlife Service, 2005. 'Threatened and Endangered Species (Kentucky)' (On-line), The Endangered Species Program. Accessed December 24, 2005.

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