Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Rare Species Vulnerable to Cat Predation in California

Domestic cat predation is most critical for the following state and federally listed threatened and endangered species.
See the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Endangered Species web site for more information about each species.

Light-footed Clapper Rail, Rallus longirostris levipes
California Clapper Rail, Rallus longirostris obsoletus
California Least Tern, Sterna antillarum browni
Western Snowy Plover, Charadrius alexandrinus nivosus
California Brown Pelican, Pelecanus occidentalis
California Gnatcatcher, Polioptila californica
San Clemente Loggerhead Shrike, Lanius ludovicianus mearnsi

Pacific Pocket Mouse, Perognathus longimembris pacificus
Stephens’ Kangaroo Rat, Dipodomys stephensi
Morro Bay Kangaroo Rat, Dipdomys heermanni morroensis
Point Arena Mountain Beaver, Aplodontia rufa nigra

Island Night Lizard, Xantusia riversiana
Blunt-nosed Leopard Lizard, Gambelia silas
Alameda Whipsnake, Masticophis lateralis euryxanthus

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