Endemic Animals of New Mexico








Manzano Mountain cottontail
Manzano Mountain cottontail
The robust cottontail or Holzner's cottontail is a species of cottontail rabbit native to high-altitude regions of the southwestern United States and western Mexico.
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Manzano Mountain cottontail
New Mexico shrew
New Mexico shrew
The New Mexico shrew is a species of mammal in the family Soricidae. It is found only in New Mexico in the Capitan and Sandia-Manzano Mountains. Its total length is 103 to 121 millimeters. Its tail length is 39 to 54 millimeters. It weighs 6 to 8 grams. It was included in Sorex monticolus until 1996. It is distinguished from Sorex monticolus by its teeth. The row of unicuspid teeth is longer in Sorex neomexicanus than in Sorex monticolus, and ...
Sorex neomexicanus has a wider space between its first upper unicuspid and second upper unicuspid than Sorex monticolus does.
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New Mexico shrew
Socorro springsnail
Socorro springsnail
The Socorro springsnail, scientific name Pyrgulopsis neomexicana, is an endangered species of minute freshwater snail with a gill and an operculum, an aquatic gastropod mollusk or micromollusk in the family Hydrobiidae, the mud snails. This tiny snail previously inhabited a small group of thermal springs in the State of New Mexico, USA. Its survival is seriously endangered because its habitat is both vulnerable and severely threatened. The ...
current status of the population of this snail and its habitat area is unknown. The Socorro springsnail has been listed as endangered by the governments of the United States and New Mexico. Very little is known about this snail in general, because of its minute size, its very restricted range, and the fact that the places where it currently lives are on private property which allows no access.
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Socorro springsnail