Rare and Threatened

Jaguar (Panthera onca) © Sky Island Alliance/ El Aribabi
Ocelot (Leopardus pardalis) © Sky Island Alliance/El Ariibabi
Jaguar (Panthera onca) © Sky Island Alliance/ El Aribabi
Jaguar (Panthera onca) © Sky Island Alliance/ El Aribabi
Jaguar (Panthera onca) © Sky Island Alliance/ El Aribabi
Ocelot (Leopardus pardalis) © Sky Island Alliance/ El Ariibabi
Ocelot (Leopardus pardalis) © Sky Island Alliance/ El Aribabi
Ocelot (Leopardus pardalis) © Sky Island Alliance/ El Aribabi
Ocelot (Leopardus pardalis) © Sky Island Alliance/ El Aribabi
Jaguar (Panthera onca) © Sky Island Alliance/ El Aribabi
Santa Catalina geometer moth (Lophochorista lesteraria, Geometridae).  Female. This rare species was decribed from the Santa Catalina Mountains of Arizona. A single specimen from the Sierra San Antonio extended its range into Mexico. © Charles Hedgcock
Patagonia eyed silkmoth (Automeris patagoniensis, Saturniidae). This species was described from specimens at Harshaw in the Patagonia Mountains of Arizona. MABA Expeditions to the Sierras la Madera and Púrica extended its range into Sonora, Mexico. © Charles Hedgcock
Bartram stonecrop (Graptopetalum bartramii, Crassulaceae). This succulent rosette is a Species of Concern (warrants listing as threatened or endangered) under the Endangered Species Act. USFS – Sensitive. It has a Sensitive status with the U.S. Forest Service. © Julie Crawford
Sonoran Tiger Salamander (Ambystoma mavortium stebbinsi, Ambystomidae). This subspecies of the Barred Tiger Salamander only occurs in the Huachuca and Patagonia mountains of Arizona, and nearby Sonora. In 1997, it was listed as Endangered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. © James C. Rorabaugh
An orchid in Arroyo Mariano las Borregas in the Sierra de los Ajos. A new species close to Habenaria filifera. Habenarias are commonly called bog orchids. © Curtis Smith
Lesser Long-nosed Bat (Leptonycteris yerbabuenae, Phyllostomidae). This migratory bat was listed as Endangered by the U, S, Fish and Wildlife Service in 1988. It has Amenazada protection status under the 2010 Mexican endangered species law. © Cecil R. Schwalbe
Ditmar’s or rock horned lizard/camaeón (Phrynosoma ditmarsi,Phrynosomatidae). This distinctive horned lizard is endemic to Sonora. © Sky Island Alliance. Photo by Thomas R. Van Devender
File-tailed ground snake (Sonora aemula, Colubridae). Found near Moris, Chihuahua, extending the northern and eastern range of this tropical colorful tropical snake. © Erik F. Enderson
Tropical soldier fly (Anisoscapus aff. chlorovittatus, Stratiomyidae). This strikingly colored fly is in a very tropical genus previously unknown north of Oaxaca, and is very likely a new species. © Sky Island Alliance. Photo by Thomas R. Van Devender
Tarahumara salamander (Ambystoma rosaceum) © Wayne Van Devender
Sonoran spotted whiptail (Aspidoscelis sonorae) ©Charles Hedgcock
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