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Table Bc08: Species of Conservation Concern

Scientific name Common name MO* rank AR* rank Federal* rank
MOSSES
Bryum cyclophyllum a moss S?    
Diacranum polysetum a moss S1    
Didymodon rigidulus a moss S1    
Ephemerum cohaerens Emerald dewdrops S1    
Fontinalis sphagnifolia a moss S1    
Forsstroemia producta a moss S1    
Pseudotaxiphyllum distichaceum a moss S?    
Seligeria calcarea a moss S?    
Tortula papillosa a moss S?    
FERNS
Cheilanthes alabamensis Alabama lip-fern S1    
FLOWERING PLANTS
Acer nigrum Black maple   S1  
Agalinis skinneriana a false foxglove S3    
Allium stellatum Glade onion   S2  
Amorpha canescens Leadplant   S2  
Asclepias incarnata Swamp milkweed   S2  
Aster furcatus Forked aster S2    
Astragalus crassicarpus Ground plum   S2  
Astranthium integrifolium Western daisy S2    
Brickellia grandiflora Tassel flower   S2  
Callicarpa americana French mulberry S1    
Callirhoe bushii Bush's poppy mallow S2 S3  
Carex aquatilis var. aquatilis Water sedge S1    
Carex bicknellii var. opaca a sedge   S2  
Carex cherokeensis Cherokee sedge S2    
Carex crawei Crawe's sedge   S3  
Carex hystericina Porcupine sedge   S4  
Carex laxiculmis Spreading sedge S2    
Carex microdonta a sedge   S1  
Carex prasina Drooping sedge   S1  
Carex stricta Upright sedge   S1  
Carex suberecta a sedge   S2  
Castanea pumila var. ozarkensis Ozark chinquapin S2 S3  
Chaetopappa asteroides Common leastdaisy S2    
Cissus incisa Marine vine S2    
Collinsia verna Spring blue-eyed mary   S1  
Cypripedium kentuckiense Southern lady's-slipper   S3  
Delphinium treleasei Trelease's larkspur   S3  
Desmodium cuspidatum Tick-treefoil   SU  
Echinacea paradoxa Bush's yellow coneflower   S2  
Echinacea angustifolia Narrow-leaved coneflower S1    
Eriocaulon kornickianum Small-headed pipewort   S2  
Eriogonum longifolium Umbrella plant S2    
Euonymus obovatus Running strawberry-bush   S3  
Evolvulus nuttallianus an evolvulus   S3  
Fragaria vesca var. americana Woodland strawberry S1    
Gentiana puberulenta Downy gentain   S2  
Glyceria acutiflora Sharp-scaled manna grass S3    
Heuchera villosa var. arkansana Arkansas alumroot   S3  
Hottonia inflata Featherfoil S2    
Juniperus ashei Ashe's juniper   S3  
Leavenworthia uniflora a leavenworthia   S3  
Liatris scariosa var. nieuwlandii a blazing star S2    
Lilium superbum Turk's-cap lily   S1  
Lithospermum incisum Narrow-leaved puccoon   S2  
Marshallia caespitosa var. signata Marshallia S1 S2  
Mentha arvensis Field mint   S1  
Minuartia drummondii Drummond's sandwort   S2  
Minuartia michauxii Rock sandwort   S1  
Muhlenbergia bushii Bush's muhly   S2  
Opuntia macrorhiza Low prickly pear S2    
Orobanche ludoviciana a broomrape S1    
Panicum portoricense a panic grass S1    
Penstemon cobaea var. purporea Purple beardtongue   S3  
Perideridia americana Perideridia   S2  
Phlox bifida ssp. stellaria Bifid phlox S1    
Phlox bibida ssp. bifida Sand phlox   S3  
Phyllanthus polygonoides Knotweed leaf-flower S1 S1  
Plantago cordata Heart-leaved plantain   S2  
Platanthera clavellata Green wood orchid S2    
Psoralea esculenta Indian scurf-pea   S2  
Rhynchospora capillacea Capillary beak rush   S2  
Salvia reflexa Lance-leaved sage   SH  
Sapindus drummondii Soapberry S2    
Silene regia Royal catchfly   S2  
Silene ovata Ovate-leaf catchfly   S2  
Smilacina stellata Starry false solomon's seal   S1  
Spiranthes odorata Sweetscent ladies'-tresses   S1  
Sporobolus airoides Alkali sacaton S1    
Stenanthium gramineum Eastern featherbells   S3  
Stenosiphon linifolius Stenosiphon S2 S1  
Stylophorum diphyllum Celandine poppy   S1  
Tradescantia ozarkana Ozark spiderwort S2    
Tragia ramosa a noseburn S2    
Trifolium stoloniferum Running buffalo clover S1   E
Trillium pusillum Ozark wake robin S2 S3  
Triodanis lamprosperma a venus' looking glass S2    
Ulmus thomasii Rock elm   S2  
Valerianella ozarkana Ozark corn salad S2 S3  
Veratrum woodii Wood's false hellebore   S3  
Waldsteinia fragarioides Barren strawberry   S1  
Yucca arkansana Arkansas yucca S2    
Zannichellia palustris var. major Horned pondweed   S2  
INSECTS
Allocapnia jeanae a winter stonefly   S1  
Allocapnia ozarkana a winter stonefly   S1?  
Alloperla leonarda a spring stonefly S3    
Alloperla hamata a spring stonefly S3    
Calephelis borealis Northern metalmark S2/S3    
Gryllotalpa major Prairie mole cricket   S?  
Neochlamisus tuberculatus a leaf beetle S3    
Pseudosinella espana a springtail S3    
Rhadine ozarkensis a ground beetle   S1  
Speyeria diana Diana fritillary SU    
CRUSTACEANS
Caecidotea ancyla an isopod   S1  
Caecidotea steevesi an isopod   S1  
Caecidotea stiladactyla an isopod   S1  
Oroconectes meeki Meek's crayfish S1    
Oroconectes williamsi William's crayfish S1    
Stygobromus ozarkensis Ozark cave amphipod S3    
MILLIPEDES
Scoterpes dendropus a cave millipede S2?    
MOLLUSKS
Antrobia culveri Tumbling Creek cavesnail S1   C
Toxolasma lividus Purple lilliput S2?    
AMPHIBIANS
Ambystoma annulatum Ringed salamander S3 S4  
Bassariscus astutus Ringtail   SA  
Rana sylvatica Wood frog S3 S4  
REPTILES
Cemophora coccinea copei Northern scarlet snake S2    
Crotaphytus collaris collaris Eastern collared lizard S4    
Eumeces obsoletus Great plains skink   S1  
Macroclemys temminckii Alligator snapping turtle S2    
Phrynosoma cornutum Texas horned lizard S2    
Terrapene ornata ornata Ornate box turtle   S2  
Thamnophis radix Plains garter snake   S1  
FISH
Amblyopsis rosae Ozark cavefish   S1 T
Carpiodes velifer Highfin carpsucker S2    
Crystallaria asprella Crystal darter   S2  
Cyprinella camura Bluntface shiner   SH  
Lampetra appendix American brook lamprey   S2  
Notropis ozarkanus Ozark shiner S2    
Noturus flavater Checkered madtom S3    
Percina nasuta Longnose darter S1 S2  
Pimephales tenellus parviceps Eastern slim minnow S2    
BIRDS
Accipter cooperii Cooper's hawk S3    
Accipter striatus Sharp-shinned hawk S2    
Aimophila aestivalis Bachman's sparrow S1    
Ammodramus savannarum Grasshopper sparrow   S3  
Ardea herodias Great blue heron S5 S3  
Coragyps atratus Black vulture S3    
Geococcyx californianus Greater roadrunner S3    
Haliaeetus leucocephalus Bald eagle S2 S2 T
Limnothlypis swainsonii Swainson's warbler S1 S3 E
Thryomanes bewickii Bewick's wren   S2  
Vermivora pinus Blue-winged warbler   S3  
MAMMALS
Corynorhinus rafinesquii Rafinesque's big-eared bat   S2  
Corynorhinus townsendii ingens Ozark big-eared bat   S1 E
Felis concolor coryi Florida panther   S1 E
Mustela frenata Long-tailed weasel S2    
Myotis grisescens Gray myotis S3 S2 E
Myotis leibii Eastern small-footed myotis SU    
Myotis sodalis Indiana myotis S1 S2 E
Sorex longirostris Southeastern shrew   S2  
Spilogale putorius interrupta Plains spotted skunk S1    
Ursus americanus Black bear S3    
Vulpes vulpes Red fox   S4  

*Federal listings - C= candidate, T= threatened, E= endangered.

*Missouri and Arkansas listings - S1= critically imperiled because of extreme rarity and especially vulnerable to extirpation from the state, S2= imperiled because of rarity making it vulnerable to extirpation from the state, S3= rare and uncommon in the state, S4= widespread, abundant, and secure in the state, with many occurrences, but under long-term concern, SA= accidental, SU= unrankable, possibly in peril, but status uncertain, SH= historical, element occurred historically with expectation that it may be rediscovered, S?= unranked.

Note: State rank indicates that a particular species occurs in that state's portion to the watershed. Some species only ranked by one state in the table may be ranked in the other state, but are not known to occur in that state's portion of the watershed.

Source: Missouri Department of Conservation (1998), Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission (1997).

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