List of fauna of Oklahoma

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This is a list of species of fauna that have been observed in the U.S. state of Oklahoma.

Oklahoma State of the United States of America

Oklahoma is a state in the South Central region of the United States, bordered by Kansas on the north, Missouri on the northeast, Arkansas on the east, Texas on the south, New Mexico on the west, and Colorado on the northwest. It is the 20th-most extensive and the 28th-most populous of the fifty United States. The state's name is derived from the Choctaw words okla and humma, meaning "red people". It is also known informally by its nickname, "The Sooner State", in reference to the non-Native settlers who staked their claims on land before the official opening date of lands in the western Oklahoma Territory or before the Indian Appropriations Act of 1889, which dramatically increased European-American settlement in the eastern Indian Territory. Oklahoma Territory and Indian Territory were merged into the State of Oklahoma when it became the 46th state to enter the union on November 16, 1907. Its residents are known as Oklahomans, and its capital and largest city is Oklahoma City.

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Invertebrates

Crustaceans

Decapoda

Cambarellus puer is a species of crayfish in the family Cambaridae. It is known commonly as the swamp dwarf crayfish. It is native to the United States, where it can be found in Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana, Illinois, Arkansas, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Kentucky.

Insects

Lepidoptera

Odonata

Vertebrates

Amphibians

<i>Amphiuma tridactylum</i> species of aquatic salamander native to the southeastern United States

The three-toed amphiuma, Amphiuma tridactylum, is a species of aquatic salamander native to the Southeastern United States.

<i>Anaxyrus debilis</i> species of amphibian

The North American green toad, Anaxyrus debilis, also known by its old name Bufo debilis, is a species of toad found in the southwestern United States in the states of Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Kansas, and Texas, as well as in northern Mexico in the states of Tamaulipas, San Luis Potosí, Durango, and Zacatecas. It is commonly called green toad.

Birds

Mammals

Chiroptera

Reptiles

Squamata

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<i>Engaeus</i> genus of crustaceans

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<i>Astacoides betsileoensis</i> species of crustacean

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<i>Austropotamobius</i> genus of crustaceans

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Hobbseus is a genus of crayfish in the family Cambaridae. It comprises seven species, six of which are endemic to Mississippi; H. prominens is the only species to range outside Mississippi, being also found in Alabama. Three of the seven species are listed as endangered (EN) on the IUCN Red List, while three are of uncertain status (DD) and one is of least concern (LC).

Orconectes saxatilis is a species of crayfish in the family Cambaridae. It is endemic to tributaries of the Kiamichi River, Le Flore County, Oklahoma. Its common name is Kiamichi crayfish.

Procambarus brazoriensis, the Brazoria crayfish, is a species of crayfish which is endemic to Brazoria County, Texas. It is listed as an endangered species on the IUCN Red List.

Procambarus connus, the Carrollton crayfish, is a species of crayfish in the family Cambaridae. It is endemic to the area around Carrollton, in Carroll County, Mississippi. It is listed as Data Deficient on the IUCN Red List.

Procambarus morrisi is a species of crayfish in the family Cambaridae. It is only known from the type locality, at the Devil's Sink, west of Interlachen, Putnam County, Florida, and is listed as critically endangered on the IUCN Red List.

Procambarus nigrocinctus, the blackbelted crayfish, is a species of crayfish in the family Cambaridae. It is listed as a species of Least Concern on the IUCN Red List, because it is known from more than 100 sites across thirteen counties, all in the Neches River system, and is common and widespread in a national park.

Procambarus pogum, the bearded crayfish or bearded red crayfish, is a species of crayfish in the family Cambaridae. It is endemic to the Houlka–Tibbie Creek basin in Chickasaw County and Oktibbeha County, Mississippi, and is listed as Data Deficient on the IUCN Red List, having only been recorded once since its original description.

Procambarus texanus is a species of crayfish in the family Cambaridae. It is only known from a fish hatchery near Smithville, Bastrop County, Texas. and is listed as Data Deficient on the IUCN Red List.

<i>Orconectes limosus</i> species of crustacean

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<i>Procambarus zonangulus</i> species of crustacean

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<i>Orconectes immunis</i> species of crustacean

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References

  1. "State of Oklahoma". The Crayfish & Lobster Taxonomy Browser. Carnegie Museum of Natural History . Retrieved January 10, 2010.
  2. "Species Page". The Crayfish & Lobster Taxonomy Browser. Carnegie Museum of Natural History . Retrieved January 10, 2010.