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Note/Disclaimer: This list is made possible through a database keyword search/filtering process which may not be 100% accurate. Therefore, all endangered species of Kentucky may not be listed here. For a complete list of endangered species in North America, browse the North America endangered species list or see the complete United States List.

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This list combines species from several endangered species lists. Using the total at the bottom of this page as an official count of endangered species of the world is not recommended. For more information on what creatures are listed on this site, please visit our About Us page.

 Species NameScientific NameGroupRange
1. Alabama Shad Alosa alabamae Fishes United States
2. Allegheny Woodrat Neotoma magister Mammals Alabama, Connecticut, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia
3. Alligator Snapping Turtle Macrochelys temminckii Reptiles United States
4. Appalachian Cottontail Sylvilagus obscurus Mammals United States
5. Armigerous River Snail Lithasia armigera Snails United States
6. Ashy Darter Etheostoma cinereum Fishes Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia
7. Bachman's Sparrow Aimophila aestivalis Birds United States
8. Bachman's Wood Warbler Vermivora bachmanii Birds Canada, Southeastern USA
9. Big Sandy Crayfish Cambarus veteranus Crustaceans Kentucky, Virginia, West Virginia
10. Big South Fork Crayfish Cambarus bouchardi Crustaceans Kentucky, Tennessee
11. Bluegrass Crayfish Cambarus batchi Crustaceans Kentucky
12. Bousfield's Amphipod Gammarus bousfieldi Crustaceans Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky
13. Braun's Rock-cress Arabis perstellata Plants Kentucky, Tennessee
14. Buff-breasted Sandpiper Tryngites subruficollis Birds Africa, Australia, Central America, Europe, Middle East, North America (including United States Territory), Oceanic, South America
15. Catspaw Pearlymussel Epioblasma obliquata Clams Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee
16. Clifton Cave Isopod Caecidotea barri Crustaceans Kentucky
17. Clubshell Pleurobema clava Clams Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, West Virginia
18. Cracking Pearlymussel Hemistena lata Clams Alabama, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia
19. Crawfish Frog Lithobates areolatus Amphibians United States
20. Cumberland Bean Pearlymussel Villosa trabalis Clams Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia
21. Cumberland Combshell Epioblasma brevidens Clams Kentucky, Mississippi, Tennessee, Virginia
22. Cumberland Elktoe Alasmidonta atropurpurea Clams Kentucky, Tennessee
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23. Domed Ancylid Rhodacme elatior Snails Alabama, Kentucky, Tennessee
24. Dromedary Pearlymussel Dromus dromas Clams Alabama, Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia
25. Duckbill Cat Polyodon spathula Fishes United States
26. Eastern Sand Darter Etheostoma pellucidum Fishes Canada, United States
27. Fanshell Cyprogenia stegaria Clams Alabama, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia
28. Fat Pocketbook Potamilus capax Clams Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio
29. Golden-winged Warbler Vermivora chrysoptera Birds Central America, Europe, North America (including United States), Oceanic, South America
30. Gray Bat Myotis grisescens Mammals Central and Southeastern USA
31. Greater Prairie-chicken Tympanuchus cupido attwateri Birds Canada, United States
32. Green Salamander Aneides aeneus Amphibians United States
33. Hellbender Cryptobranchus alleganiensis Amphibians United States
34. Henslow's Sparrow Ammodramus henslowii Birds Canada, United States
35. Indiana Bat Myotis sodalis Mammals Eastern and Midwestern USA
36. Kentucky Cave Shrimp Palaemonias ganteri Crustaceans Kentucky
37. Kirtland's Snake Clonophis kirtlandii Reptiles Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio
38. Least Tern Sterna antillarum Birds Bahamas, Central America (winters), Greater and Lesser Antilles, Mexico, Northern South America, USA (California, including the Miss. R. Basin), Atlantic Gulf Coasts
39. Littlewing Pearlymussel Pegias fabula Clams Alabama, Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia
40. Mainstream River Snail Leptoxis praerosa Snails Alabama, Illinois, Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia
41. Mountain Blackside Dace Phoxinus cumberlandensis Fishes Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia
42. Muddy Rocksnail Lithasia salebrosa Snails Alabama, Kentucky, Tennessee
43. Northern Cavefish Amblyopsis spelaea Fishes Indiana, Kentucky
44. Olive-sided Flycatcher Contopus cooperi Birds Central and South America, North America (including United States)
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45. Orangefoot Pimpleback Pearlymussel Plethobasus cooperianus Clams Alabama, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee
46. Orconectes jeffersoni Orconectes jeffersoni Crustaceans Kentucky
47. Orconectes bisectus Orconectes bisectus Crustaceans Kentucky
48. Orconectes kentuckiensis Orconectes kentuckiensis Crustaceans Illinois, Kentucky
49. Oyster Mussel Epioblasma capsaeformis Clams Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia
50. Palezone Shiner Notropis albizonatus Fishes Alabama, Kentucky, Tennessee
51. Pallid Sturgeon Scaphirhynchus albus Fishes Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Tennessee
52. Pink Mucket Pearlymussel Lampsilis abrupta Clams Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia
53. Pink Ring Mussel Obovaria retusa Clams Alabama, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, West Virginia
54. Red-headed Woodpecker Melanerpes erythrocephalus Birds Canada, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, United States
55. Relict Darter Etheostoma chienense Fishes Kentucky
56. Rough Pigtoe Pleurobema plenum Clams Alabama, Indiana, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia
57. Rough Rockshell Quadrula tuberosa Clams Kentucky, Tennessee
58. Rugged Hornsnail Pleurocera alveare Snails Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri, Tennessee
59. Running Buffalo Clover Trifolium stoloniferum Plants Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Ohio, West Virginia
60. Rusty Blackbird Euphagus carolinus Birds Saint Pierre and Miquelon, United States
61. Sand Sturgeon Scaphirhynchus platorynchus Fishes United States
62. Sandwort Arenaria cumberlandensis Plants Kentucky, Tennessee
63. Scaleshell Mussel Leptodea leptodon Clams Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Wisconsin
64. Short's Goldenrod Solidago shortii Plants Kentucky
65. Shortspire Hornsnail Pleurocera curta Snails Alabama, Kentucky, Tennessee
66. Southern Cavefish Typhlichthys subterraneus Fishes Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, Tennessee
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67. Streamside Salamander Ambystoma barbouri Amphibians United States
68. Sturgeon Chub Macrhybopsis gelida Fishes United States
69. Telescope Hornsnail Pleurocera walkeri Snails Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee
70. Tennessee Clubshell Pleurobema oviforme Clams Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia
71. Townsend's Big-eared Bat Corynorhinus townsendii Mammals Arkansas, Kentucky, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Virginia, West Virginia
72. Tubercled Blossom Pearlymussel Epioblasma torulosa Clams Alabama, Canada (Ontario), Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia
73. Valley Flame Crayfish Cambarus deweesae Crustaceans Kentucky, Tennessee
74. Varicose Rocksnail Lithasia verrucosa Snails United States
75. White Wartyback Pearlymussel Plethobasus cicatricosus Clams Alabama, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee
76. Whooping Crane Grus americana Birds Canada, Mexico, USA (Rocky Mountains east to Carolinas)
77. Winged Mapleleaf Quadrula fragosa Clams Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio
78. Yellow Blossom Pearlymussel Epioblasma florentina Clams Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Missouri, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia

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