Species Information

Extirpated species.


US STATUS DEFINITIONS      KENTUCKY STATUS DEFINITIONS

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Extirpated means that the species no longer exists in the wild in Kentucky, but exists elsewhere in the wild.

44 species are listed.
Scientific Name
and Life History
Common Name and Pictures Class US Status KY Status WAP List County List Quad
Percina burtoni Blotchside LogperchActinopterygiiNX CountyQuad
Crystallaria cincotta Diamond DarterActinopterygiiEX CountyQuad
Erimystax x-punctatus Gravel ChubActinopterygiiNX CountyQuad
Moxostoma valenciennesi Greater RedhorseActinopterygiiNX CountyQuad
Moxostoma lacerum Harelip SuckerActinopterygiiNX CountyQuad
Etheostoma microperca Least DarterActinopterygiiNX CountyQuad
Ammocrypta vivax Scaly Sand DarterActinopterygiiNX CountyQuad
Anhinga anhinga AnhingaAvesNX CountyQuad
Vermivora bachmanii Bachman's WarblerAvesNX CountyQuad
Chlidonias niger Black TernAvesNX YesCountyQuad
Tympanuchus cupido Greater Prairie-chickenAvesNX YesCountyQuad
Campephilus principalis Ivory-billed WoodpeckerAvesEX CountyQuad
Picoides borealis Red-cockaded WoodpeckerAvesEX YesCountyQuad
Elanoides forficatus Swallow-tailed KiteAvesNX YesCountyQuad
Cygnus buccinator Trumpeter SwanAvesNX YesCountyQuad
Grus americana Whooping CraneAvesEX YesCountyQuad
Epioblasma haysiana AcornshellBivalviaNX CountyQuad
Epioblasma biemarginata Angled RiffleshellBivalviaNX CountyQuad
Epioblasma cincinnatiensis Cincinnati RiffleshellBivalviaNX CountyQuad
Hemistena lata Cracking PearlymusselBivalviaEX YesCountyQuad
Epioblasma stewardsonii Cumberland LeafshellBivalviaNX CountyQuad
Epioblasma lewisii ForkshellBivalviaNX CountyQuad
Epioblasma flexuosa LeafshellBivalviaNX CountyQuad
Villosa fabalis Rayed BeanBivalviaEX YesCountyQuad
Quadrula tuberosa Rough RockshellBivalviaNX CountyQuad
Epioblasma personata Round CombshellBivalviaNX CountyQuad
Leptodea leptodon ScaleshellBivalviaEX YesCountyQuad
Pleuronaia dolabelloides Slabside PearlymusselBivalviaEX YesCountyQuad
Epioblasma arcaeformis SugarspoonBivalviaNX CountyQuad
Epioblasma propinqua Tennessee RiffleshellBivalviaNX CountyQuad
Epioblasma torulosa torulosa Tubercled BlossomBivalviaEX CountyQuad
Epioblasma sampsonii Wabash RiffleshellBivalviaNX CountyQuad
Epioblasma obliquata perobliqua White CatspawBivalviaEX CountyQuad
Plethobasus cicatricosus White WartybackBivalviaEX CountyQuad
Quadrula fragosa Winged MapleleafBivalviaEX YesCountyQuad
Epioblasma florentina florentina Yellow BlossomBivalviaEX CountyQuad
Ichthyomyzon gagei Southern Brook LampreyCephalaspidomorphiNX CountyQuad
Nicrophorus americanus American Burying BeetleInsectaEX CountyQuad
Pentagenia robusta Robust Pentagenian Burrowing MayflyInsectaNX CountyQuad
Bos bison American BisonMammaliaNX CountyQuad
Puma concolor couguar Eastern CougarMammaliaEX CountyQuad
Canis lupus Gray WolfMammaliaEX CountyQuad
Canis rufus Red WolfMammaliaEX CountyQuad
Masticophis flagellum flagellum Eastern CoachwhipReptiliaNX YesCountyQuad