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Northern Leopard Frog - Western U.S. Population

Below is the Summary of the 90-Day Finding on a petition to list the western U.S. population of the northern leopard frog, click here to go to the complete Finding (13 page PDF).

Fish and Wildlife Service

50 CFR Part 17

 

[FWS–R2–ES–2009–0030; 92210–1111–FY08–B2]

Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 90-Day Finding on a Petition to List the Northern Leopard Frog (Lithobates [=Rana] pipiens) in the Western United States as Threatened

 

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

 

ACTION: Notice of a 90-day petition finding and initiation of status review.

 

SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish andWildlife Service (Service), announce a
90-day finding on a petition to list the western U.S. population of the northern leopard frog (Lithobates [=Rana] pipiens) as threatened under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). Following a review of the petition, we find that the petition presents substantial scientific or commercial information indicating that listing the western U.S. population of northern leopard frog may be warranted. Therefore, with the publication of this notice, we are initiating a status review of the species, and we will issue a 12- month finding to determine if listing the species throughout all or a significant portion of its range is warranted. To ensure that the status review of the northern leopard frog is comprehensive, we are soliciting scientific and commercial information and other information regarding this species.

 

click here to go to the complete Finding (13 page PDF)

 

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Last updated: December 7, 2009