Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

 

Date of this Version

1-2013

Abstract

This document includes maps and associated information on the ranges of Nebraska’s federal and state-listed species. The information is current as of January 2013. The information is updated as needed. Contact the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission to determine if a more current version is available. The species treated are as follows: American Burying Beetle (Nicrophorus americanus), Salt Creek Tiger Beetle (Cicindela nevadica lincolniana), Swift Fox (Vulpes velox), River Otter (Lutra canadensis), Southern Flying Squirrel (Glaucomys volans), Pallid Sturgeon (Scaphirhyncus albus), Topeka Shiner (Notropis topeka), Sturgeon Chub (Macrhybopsis gelida), Blacknose Shiner (Notropis heterolepis), Lake Sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens), Northern Redbelly Dace (Phoxinus eos), Finescale Dace (Phoxinus neogaeus), Massasauga (Sistrurus catenatus), Scaleshell Mussel (Leptodea leptodon), Hayden's (Blowout) Penstemon (Penstemon haydenii), Colorado Butterfly Plant (Gaura neomexicana ssp. coloradensis), Saltwort (Salicornia rubra), Western Prairie Fringed Orchid (Platanthera praeclara), Ute Lady's Tresses (Spiranthes diluvialis), Ginseng (Panax quinquefolium), Small White Lady's Slipper (Cypripedium candidum), Whooping Crane (Grus americana), Interior Least Tern (Sterna antillarum athalassos), Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus), Mountain Plover (Charadrius montanus). Black-footed Ferret (Mustela nigripes) and Eskimo Curlew (Numenius borealis) are not depicted here, because they are species of historical occurrence in Nebraska but have no known extant populations in the state. Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) is excluded because it was recently de-listed in the state. A species might be expected to occur anywhere within a mapped range in which there is suitable habitat. The maps show current ranges rather than historical ranges. Thus areas in which a given species formerly occurred but in which it no longer occurs are not included. Species, particularly those highly mobile such as birds, may occur outside of their range in locations in which the species is generally described as 'accidental' or 'vagrant.' Range maps do not include such locations. In addition to range maps a county-by-species table is included. Finally, the metadata for the spatial data used to create the range maps is included. The spatial data, in shapefile format, may be obtained by contacting the Nebraska Natural Heritage Program.