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  Endangered and Threatened Species of Illinois: Status and Distribution - Animals  

 

Endangered and Threatened Species of Illinois - Animals

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Family Scientific Name Common Name
Ambystomatidae Ambystoma jeffersonianum Jefferson Salamander
Ambystomatidae Ambystoma platineum Silvery Salamander
Cryptobranchidae Cryptobranchus alleganiensis Hellbender
Plethodontidae Desmognathus conanti Spotted Dusky Salamander
Plethodontidae Hemidactylium scutatum Four-toed Salamander
Hylidae Hyla avivoca Bird-voiced Treefrog
Hylidae Pseudacris streckeri Illinois Chorus Frog
Microhylidae Gastrophryne carolinensis Eastern Narrowmouth Toad
Ardeidae Botaurus lentiginosus American Bittern
Ardeidae Ixobrychus exilis Least Bittern
Ardeidae Egretta thula Snowy Egret
Ardeidae Egretta caerulea Little Blue Heron
Ardeidae Nycticorax nycticorax Black-crowned Night Heron
Ardeidae Nyctanassa violacea Yellow-crowned Night Heron
Accipitridae Pandion haliaetus Osprey
Accipitridae Ictinia mississippiensis Mississippi Kite
Accipitridae Circus cyaneus Northern Harrier
Accipitridae Buteo swainsoni Swainson's Hawk
Falconidae Falco peregrinus Peregrine Falcon
Phasianidae Tympanuchus cupido Greater Prairie Chicken
Rallidae Laterallus jamaicensis Black Rail
Rallidae Rallus elegans King Rail
Rallidae Gallinula chloropus Common Moorhen
Charadriidae Charadrius melodus Piping Plover
Scolopacidae Bartramia longicauda Upland Sandpiper
Scolopacidae Phalaropus tricolor Wilson's Phalarope
Laridae Sterna hirundo Common Tern
Laridae Sterna forsteri Forster's Tern
Laridae Sterna antillarum Least Tern
Laridae Chlidonias niger Black Tern
Tytonidae Tyto alba Barn Owl
Strigidae Asio flammeus Short-eared Owl
Troglodytidae Thryomanes bewickii Bewick's Wren
Laniidae Lanius ludovicianus Loggerhead Shrike
Parulidae Dendroica cerulea Cerulean Warbler
Parulidae Limnothlypis swainsonii Swainson's Warbler
Icteridae Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus Yellow-headed Blackbird
Petromyzontidae Ichthyomyzon fossor Northern Brook Lamprey
Petromyzontidae Lampetra aepyptera Least Brook Lamprey
Acipenseridae Acipenser fulvescens Lake Sturgeon
Acipenseridae Scaphirhynchus albus Pallid Sturgeon
Salmonidae Coregonus artedi Cisco
Cyprinidae Hybopsis amnis Pallid Shiner
Cyprinidae Hybopsis amblops Bigeye Chub
Cyprinidae Hybognathus hayi Cypress Minnow
Cyprinidae Nocomis micropogon River Chub
Cyprinidae Notropis anogenus Pugnose Shiner
Cyprinidae Notropis boops Bigeye Shiner
Cyprinidae Notropis chalybaeus Ironcolor Shiner
Cyprinidae Notropis heterodon Blackchin Shiner
Cyprinidae Notropis heterolepis Blacknose Shiner
Cyprinidae Notropis maculatus Taillight Shiner
Cyprinidae Notropis texanus Weed Shiner
Cyprinidae Erimystax x-punctatus Gravel Chub
Cyprinidae Macrhybopsis gelida Sturgeon Chub
Catostomidae Catostomus catostomus Longnose Sucker
Catostomidae Moxostoma carinatum River Redhorse
Catostomidae Moxostoma valenciennesi Greater Redhorse
Ictaluridae Noturus stigmosus Northern Madtom
Cyprinodontidae Fundulus diaphanus Banded Killifish
Cyprinodontidae Fundulus dispar Starhead topminnow
Centrarchidae Lepomis symmetricus Bantam Sunfish
Centrarchidae Lepomis miniatus Redspotted Sunfish
Percidae Ammocrypta clarum Western Sand Darter
Percidae Ammocrypta pellucidum Eastern Sand Darter
Percidae Etheostoma camurum Bluebreast Darter
Percidae Etheostoma exile Iowa Darter
Percidae Etheostoma histrio Harlequin Darter
Vespertilionidae Myotis austroriparius Southeastern Myotis
Vespertilionidae Myotis grisescens Gray Bat
Vespertilionidae Myotis sodalis Indiana Bat
Vespertilionidae Corynorhinus rafinesquii Rafinesque's Big-eared Bat
Sciuridae Spermophilus franklinii Franklin's Ground Squirrel
Muridae Oryzomys palustris Rice Rat
Muridae Ochrotomys nuttalli Golden Mouse
Muridae Neotoma floridana Eastern Wood Rat
Canidae Canis lupus Gray/timber Wolf
Chelydridae Macrochelys temminckii Alligator Snapping Turtle
Emydidae Clemmys guttata Spotted Turtle
Emydidae Emydoidea blandingii Blanding's Turtle
Emydidae Pseudemys concinna River Cooter
Kinosternidae Kinosternon flavescens Illinois Mud Turtle
Colubridae Clonophis kirtlandi Kirtland's Snake
Colubridae Elaphe emoryi Great Plains Rat Snake
Colubridae Heterodon nasicus Western Hognose Snake
Colubridae Masticophis flagellum Coachwhip
Colubridae Nerodia cyclopion Mississippi Green Watersnake
Colubridae Nerodia fasciata Broad-banded Watersnake
Colubridae Tantilla gracilis Flathead Snake
Colubridae Thamnophis sauritus Eastern Ribbon Snake
Colubridae Tropidoclonion lineatum Lined Snake
Viperidae Crotalus horridus Timber Rattlesnake
Viperidae Sistrurus catenatus catenatus Eastern Massasauga
Asellidae Caecidotea lesliei Isopod
Asellidae Caecidotea spatulata Isopod
Gammaridae Stygobromus iowae Iowa Amphipod
Crangonyctidae Crangonyx anomalus Anomalous Spring Amphipod
Crangonyctidae Crangonyx packardi Packard's Cave Amphipod
Gammaridae Gammarus acherondytes Illinois Cave Amphipod
Cambaridae Orconectes kentuckiensis Kentucky Crayfish
Cambaridae Orconectes lancifer Shrimp Crayfish
Cambaridae Orconectes indianensis Indiana Crayfish
Cambaridae Orconectes placidus Bigclaw Crayfish
Cicadellidae Aflexia rubranura Redveined Prairie Leafhopper
Cicadellidae Paraphlepsius lupalus Leafhopper
Hesperiidae Hesperia ottoe Ottoe Skipper
Hesperiidae Hesperia metea Cobweb Skipper
Hesperiidae Atrytone arogos Arogos Skipper
Lycaenidae Incisalia polios Hoary Elfin
Lycaenidae Lycaeides melissa samuelis Karner Blue Butterfly
Riodinidae Calephelis muticum Swamp Metalmark
Nymphalidae Speyeria idalia Regal Fritillary
Noctuidae Papaipema eryngii Eryngium Stem Borer
Corduliidae Somatochlora hineana Hine's Emerald Dragonfly
Libellulidae Nannothemis bella Elfin Skimmer Dragonfly
Unionidae Alasmidonta viridis Slippershell
Unionidae Cumberlandia monodonta Spectaclecase
Unionidae Cyclonaias tuberculata Purple Wartyback
Unionidae Cyprogenia stegaria Fanshell
Unionidae Ellipsaria lineolata Butterfly
Unionidae Elliptio crassidens Elephant-ear
Unionidae Elliptio dilatata Spike
Unionidae Epioblasma triquetra Snuffbox
Unionidae Fusconaia ebena Ebonyshell
Unionidae Lampsilis fasciola Wavy-rayed Lampmussel
Unionidae Lampsilis higginsii Higgins Eye
Unionidae Lampsilis abrupta Pink Mucket
Unionidae Ligumia recta Black Sandshell
Unionidae Plethobasus cooperianus Orange-foot Pimpleback
Unionidae Plethobasus cyphyus Sheepnose
Unionidae Pleurobema clava Clubshell
Unionidae Pleurobema cordatum Ohio Pigtoe
Unionidae Potamilus capax Fat Pocketbook
Unionidae Ptychobranchus fasciolaris Kidneyshell
Unionidae Quadrula cylindrica Rabbitsfoot
Unionidae Simpsonaias ambigua Salamander Mussel
Unionidae Toxolasma lividus Purple Lilliput
Unionidae Villosa iris Rainbow
Unionidae Villosa lienosa Little Spectaclecase
Discidae Discus macclintocki Iowa Pleistocene Snail
Hydrobiidae Fontigens antroecetes Hydrobiid cave snail

Source: Nyboer, R.W., J.R. Herkert, and J.E. Ebinger, editors. 2006.
Endangered and Threatened Species of Illinois: Status and Distribution, Volume 2 - Animals.
Illinois Endangered Species Protection Board, Springfield, Illinois. 181 pp.

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