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CENTER for BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY Because life is good
ABOUT ACTION PROGRAMS SPECIES NEWSROOM PUBLICATIONS SUPPORT

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ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT PROFILE

PROTECTION STATUS: Not listed; candidate species

PETITIONED: 2005

YEAR LISTED: Candidate 2 1982; candidate 1999

RANGE: Western New York and southern Ontario to southern Iowa and a narrow band in northeastern Missouri

THREATS: Habitat loss due to urban development and eradication by humans

POPULATION TREND: Massasaugas are in decline.

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