Fish and Wildlife Service Announces Revised Taxonomy of Nine Listed Species

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service published notice of a final Endangered Species Act rule that will revise the taxonomy for three mammal species, two bird species, two amphibian species, and two arachnid species to reflect the most current scientifically accepted taxonomy. The comment period for these proposed changes is open through December 27, 2021, and the changes are scheduled to become effective on February 24, 2022.