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Listing of Amargosa Mojave Fringe-toed Lizard Not Warranted

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announced a 12-month finding on a petition to list the Amargosa River population of the Mojave fringe-toed lizard (Uma scoparia) located in San Bernardino County, California, as an endangered or threatened distinct population segment (DPS), under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act).

After a thorough review of all available scientific and commercial information, the Amargosa River population of the Mojave fringe-toed lizard does not constitute a DPS under the 1996 policy and, therefore, is not a listable entity under the Act. The public may continue to submit any new information concerning the status of, and threats to, the Amargosa River population of this species and the species overall. This information will help monitor and encourage the ongoing management of this species.

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