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KEVIN S. PETTITT helped found this blawg. A D.C.-based IT consultant specializing in Lotus Notes & Domino, he also maintains Lotus Guru blog.

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FWS seeking information on potential listing of Northern Mexican Gartersnake

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73 Fed. Reg. 30596 (May 28, 2008)(DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR; Fish and Wildlife Service; Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Initiation of Status Review for the Northern Mexican Gartersnake (Thamnophis eques megalops) and solicitation of new information.)

SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the initiation of a status review for the northern Mexican gartersnake (Thamnophis eques megalops). Through this action, we encourage all interested parties to provide us information regarding the status of, and any potential threat to, the northern Mexican gartersnake. DATES: To allow us adequate time to conduct this review, we request that information be submitted on or before July 14, 2008.  

FOR MORE INFORMATION, visit FWS Q&A pages and Arizona Ecological Field Services Office, Center for Biological Diversity's petition to list the species,

Photo of the Northern Mexican Gartersnake from U.S. FWS,  Arizona Ecological Field Services Office,