It has been over a decade since the publication of Robison and Allen (1995) that provided the definitive list of endemic flora and fauna of Arkansas. The present study brings up-to-date the endemic biota of the state. Since 1995, several new species have been described and new discoveries have been made, adding species to the state biota. Other species are deleted and new distributional information on other state endemics is presented. Specifically, 3 new plant species are added to the state list while 4 plant species are deleted. Sixteen new animal species/subspecies are added to the state list while numerous species are deleted. These changes bring to 110 (10 species of plants and 100 species/subspecies of animals) the total number of Arkansas state endemic plants and animals presently known, which represents a decrease by 7 species from the 117 species reported in 1995.
Robison, Henry W.; McAllister, Chris T.; Carlton, Christopher; and Tucker, Gary E.
"Arkansas Endemic Biota: An Update with Additions and Deletions,"
Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science: Vol. 62
, Article 14.
Available at: http://scholarworks.uark.edu/jaas/vol62/iss1/14