Monday, June 15, 2009


In a few short hours I'll be sharing a home with these endemic species!


Beechey ground squirrel (Spermophilus beecheyi nesioticus)
Santa Catalina island fox (Urocyon littoralis catalinae)
Santa Catalina island deer mouse (Peromyscus maniculatus catalinae)
Santa Catalina island harvest mouse (Reithrodontomys megalotis catalinae)
Santa Catalina island shrew (Sorex ornatus willetti)


Bewick’s wren (Thryomanes bewickii catalinae)
California quail (Callipepla californica catalinensis)
Hutton’s vireo (Vireo huttoni unitti)


Avalon hairstreak butterfly (Strymon avalona)
Scarab beetle (Coenonycha clypeata)
Scarab beetle (Coenonycha fulva)
Scarab beetle (Phobetus ciliatus)
Scarab beetle (Serica catalina)
Walkingstick (Pseudosermyle catalina)
Catalina shield-back cricket (Neduba propsti)
Catalina orangetip (Anthocharis cethura catalina)


Catalina manzanita (Arctostaphylos catalinae)
Trask’s mahogany (Cercocarpus traskiae)
Catalina dudleya (Dudleya hassei)
St. Catherine’s lace (Eriogonum giganteum var. giganteum)
Santa Catalina bedstraw (Galium catalinense ssp. catalinense)
Santa Catalina Island ironwood (Lyonothamnus floribundus ssp. floribundus)

In addition, two other taxa have previously been considered Catalina endemics and have the potential to be recognized as such again:

Wallace’s nightshade (Solanum wallacei var. wallacei)
Trask’s yerba santa (Eriodictyon traskiae var. traskiae)

Trask’s monkeyflower (Mimulus traskiae) was another plant restricted to Catalina Island, however it is presumed extinct.


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