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
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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