Listed species believed to or known to occur in Colorado

  • As of 02/13/2015 the data in this report has been updated to use a different set of information. Results are based on where the species is believed to or known to occur. The FWS feels utilizing this data set is a better representation of species occurrence. Note: there may be other federally listed species that are not currently known or expected to occur in this state but are covered by the ESA wherever they are found; Thus if new surveys detected them in this state they are still covered by the ESA. The FWS is using the best information available on this date to generate this list.
  • This report shows listed species or populations believed to or known to occur in Colorado
  • This list does not include experimental populations and similarity of appearance listings.
  • This list includes species or populations under the sole jurisdiction of the National Marine Fisheries Service.
  • Click on the highlighted scientific names below to view a Species Profile for each listing.

Listed species -- 33 listings

Animals -- 17 listings
Status Species/Listing Name
E Bonytail Wherever found (Gila elegans)
E Butterfly, Uncompahgre fritillary Wherever found (Boloria acrocnema)
E Chub, humpback Wherever found (Gila cypha)
T Cuckoo, yellow-billed Western U.S. DPS (Coccyzus americanus)
E Ferret, black-footed Wherever found, except where listed as an experimental population (Mustela nigripes)
E Flycatcher, southwestern willow Wherever found (Empidonax traillii extimus)
T Lynx, Canada Wherever Found in Contiguous U.S. (Lynx canadensis)
E Mouse, New Mexico meadow jumping Wherever found (Zapus hudsonius luteus)
T Mouse, Preble's meadow jumping wherever found (Zapus hudsonius preblei)
T Owl, Mexican spotted Wherever found (Strix occidentalis lucida)
E Pikeminnow (=squawfish), Colorado Wherever found, except where listed as an experimental population (Ptychocheilus lucius)
T Plover, piping [Atlantic Coast and Northern Great Plains populations] - Wherever found, except those areas where listed as endangered. (Charadrius melodus)
T sage-grouse, Gunnison Wherever found (Centrocercus minimus)
T Skipper, Pawnee montane Wherever found (Hesperia leonardus montana)
E Sucker, razorback Wherever found (Xyrauchen texanus)
E Tern, least interior pop. (Sterna antillarum)
T trout, Greenback Cutthroat Wherever found (Oncorhynchus clarkii stomias)
Plants -- 16 listings
Status Species/Listing Name
T beardtongue, Parachute (Penstemon debilis)
E Beardtongue, Penland (Penstemon penlandii)
T Bladderpod, Dudley Bluffs (Lesquerella congesta)
T Cactus, Colorado hookless (Sclerocactus glaucus)
E Cactus, Knowlton's (Pediocactus knowltonii)
T Cactus, Mesa Verde (Sclerocactus mesae-verdae)
T Ladies'-tresses, Ute (Spiranthes diluvialis)
E Milk-vetch, Mancos (Astragalus humillimus)
E milkvetch, Osterhout (Astragalus osterhoutii)
T Mustard, Penland alpine fen (Eutrema penlandii)
T Orchid, western prairie fringed (Platanthera praeclara)
T Phacelia, DeBeque (Phacelia submutica)
E Phacelia, North Park (Phacelia formosula)
E Skyrocket, Pagosa (Ipomopsis polyantha)
T Twinpod, Dudley Bluffs (Physaria obcordata)
E wild buckwheat, clay-loving (Eriogonum pelinophilum)