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The Animas Subbasin

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Tracked elements of biodiversity include animals, plants, and natural communities that are uncommon either globally or within the state of Colorado. The list below includes all wetland and riparian dependent elements found within the subbasin and the count of known occurrences.

  • Amphibians

State Scientific NameState Common NameGRankSRankCount
Lithobates pipiensNorthern Leopard FrogG5S36
  • Birds

State Scientific NameState Common NameGRankSRankCount
Coccyzus americanus occidentalisWestern Yellow-billed CuckooG5T2T3S1B1
Cypseloides nigerBlack SwiftG4S3B6
Egretta thulaSnowy EgretG5S2B1
Haliaeetus leucocephalusBald EagleG5S1B,S3N5
Himantopus mexicanusBlack-necked StiltG5S3B1
Melanerpes lewisLewis's WoodpeckerG4S45
Phalaropus tricolorWilson's PhalaropeG5S4B,S4N1
Plegadis chihiWhite-faced IbisG5S2B1
Sterna forsteriForster's TernG5S2B,S4N1
  • Fish

State Scientific NameState Common NameGRankSRankCount
Gila robustaRoundtail ChubG3S23
Oncorhynchus clarkii pleuriticusColorado River Cutthroat TroutG4T3S35
  • Insects

State Scientific NameState Common NameGRankSRankCount
Speyeria nokomis nokomisGreat Basin Silverspot ButterflyG3T1S12
  • Mammals

State Scientific NameState Common NameGRankSRankCount
Sorex nanusDwarf ShrewG4S21
  • Mollusks

State Scientific NameState Common NameGRankSRankCount
Valvata sinceraMossy ValvataG5S32
  • Natural Communities

State Scientific NameState Common NameGRankSRankCount
Abies concolor - Picea pungens - Populus angustifolia / Acer glabrum ForestMontane Riparian ForestsG2S212
Abies lasiocarpa - Picea engelmannii / Calamagrostis canadensis ForestMontane Riparian ForestsG5S23
Acer negundo - Populus angustifolia / Cornus sericea ForestNarrowleaf Cottonwood Riparian ForestsG2S22
Alnus incana - Salix drummondiana ShrublandMontane Riparian ShrublandG3S32
Alnus incana / Cornus sericea ShrublandThinleaf Alder-Red-osier Dogwood Riparian ShrublandG3G4S32
Alnus incana / Mesic Forbs ShrublandThinleaf Alder/Mesic Forb Riparian ShrublandG3S32
Betula nana / Mesic Forbs - Mesic Graminoids ShrublandSubalpine Riparian ShrublandG3G4S32
Carex buxbaumii Herbaceous VegetationBuxbaum's Sedge Wet MeadowG3S13
Carex illota Herbaceous VegetationAlpine WetlandsGUQS11
Carex praegracilis Herbaceous VegetationClustered Sedge WetlandG3G4S21
Carex vernacula Herbaceous VegetationAlpine WetlandsGUS19
Picea pungens / Alnus incana WoodlandMontane Riparian ForestsG3S37
Picea pungens / Cornus sericea WoodlandMontane Riparian ForestG4S21
Populus angustifolia - Picea pungens / Alnus incana WoodlandMontane Riparian ForestsG3S36
Populus angustifolia - Pseudotsuga menziesii WoodlandMontane Riparian ForestG3S21
Populus angustifolia / Alnus incana WoodlandMontane Riparian ForestG3S34
Populus angustifolia / Betula occidentalis WoodlandMontane Riparian ForestG3S31
Populus angustifolia / Crataegus rivularis WoodlandNarrowleaf Cottonwood Riparian ForestsG2?S21
Populus angustifolia / Rhus trilobata WoodlandNarrowleaf Cottonwood/SkunkbrushG3S31
Populus angustifolia / Salix (monticola, drummondiana, lucida) WoodlandNarrowleaf Cottonwood/Mixed Willows Montane Riparian ForestG3S22
Populus angustifolia / Salix ligulifolia - Shepherdia argentea WoodlandNarrowleaf Cottonwood Riparian ForestsG1S34
Populus angustifolia / Symphoricarpos albus WoodlandNarrowleaf Cottonwood/Snowberry Montane Riparian ForestG2QS11
Pseudotsuga menziesii / Cornus sericea WoodlandLower Montane Riparian ForestsG4S21
Salix drummondiana / Calamagrostis canadensis ShrublandLower Montane Willow CarrsG3S32
Salix geyeriana - Salix monticola / Calamagrostis canadensis ShrublandMontane Willow CarrsG3S25
Salix lucida ssp. caudata Shrubland [Provisional]Montane Riparian ShrublandG3QS21
Salix monticola / Mesic Graminoids ShrublandMontane Riparian Willow CarrG3S31
Salix planifolia / Carex utriculata ShrublandDiamondleaf Willow / Beaked SedgeGNRS21
  • Nonvascular Plants

State Scientific NameState Common NameGRankSRankCount
Sphagnum angustifoliumG5S215
Sphagnum balticumG5S18
Sphagnum girgensohniiG5S16
Sphagnum platyphyllumG5S1S25
  • Vascular Plants

State Scientific NameState Common NameGRankSRankCount
Carex diandralesser panicled sedgeG5S12
Carex limosamud sedgeG5S24
Carex viridulagreen sedgeG5S113
Drosera anglicaEnglish sundewG5S11
Erigeron philadelphicusPhiladelphia fleabaneG5S11
Eriophorum altaicum var. neogaeumAltai cottongrassG4?T3T4S320
Eriophorum chamissonisG5S13
Hippochaete variegatavariegated scouringrushG5S12
Listera borealisnorthern twaybladeG4S26
Parnassia kotzebueiKotzebue's grass-of-parnassusG5S22
Salix serissimaautumn willowG5S11
Sisyrinchium demissumblue-eyed grassG5S22
Utricularia minorlesser bladderwortG5S24