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Share your observations

Share your observations of plants or non-game animals with the Natural Heritage Inventory.

Rare animals
Find rare and non-game animals.
Rare plants
Learn about plants on the Natural Heritage Working List.
Rare lichens
Discover Wisconsin's lichens.
Natural communities
Explore Wisconsin's natural communities.
Other features
Discover unique resources.
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Help care for rare plants and animals by ordering an Endangered Resources plate.

Contact information
For information on Wisconsin's rare animals, contact:
Rich Staffen
Conservation Biologist
608-266-4340

Wisconsin's rare amphibians

Amphibians on Wisconsin's Natural Heritage Working List – last revised May 2016. Life history, where they are found in the state, photos and management information is available for many of these species. Please consider sharing your observations [exit DNR] with the Wisconsin Natural Heritage Inventory

Many bird avoidance dates have changed, we are in the process of making these consistent across all documents, but for the most recent dates please go to the bird calendar. The bird calendar contains required (Avoidance Period) and recommended (Conservation Period) dates for avoiding impacts to rare Wisconsin birds when planning management or development activities.

Click on the table headings to sort the table or sort taxonomically. Choose a species from the list to explore information for that animal. View the table key.
Scientific Name Common Name Global
Rank
State
Rank
Federal
Status
WI
Status
WWAP Mapped in NHI
Necturus maculosus Mudpuppy G5 S3S4 m-SIN N
Lithobates septentrionalis Mink Frog G5 S3 SC/H SGCN Y
Lithobates pipiens Northern Leopard Frog G5 S4? SOC m-SIN N
Lithobates palustris Pickerel Frog G5 S3? SC/H SGCN Y
Lithobates catesbeianus American Bullfrog G5 S3S4 m-SIN N
Hemidactylium scutatum Four-toed Salamander G5 S3? SC/H SGCN Y
Acris blanchardi Blanchard's Cricket Frog G5 S1 END SGCN Y

Rank and status: To learn more about species rank and status, see the working list key. WWAP: (Wisconsin Wildlife Action Plan): SGCN (Species of Greatest Conservation Need) and monitoring and ranking SIN (Species with Information Needs). Mapped in NHI: (Natural Heritage Inventory): Y = Observations of these species are mapped into the NHI database.

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Last revised: Wednesday, November 07, 2018