NMBCC will provide dynamic checklists for New Mexico species in the near future. Until then, here are the most recent checklists and other species information available for New Mexico species.
The authoritative check list for New Mexico Vascular Plants is Kelly Allred's "A Working Index of New Mexico Vascular Plant Names." NMBCC is currently working to make this into a searchable database format.
The Rare Plant Technical Council maintains species accounts and other information for New Mexico Rare Plants .
There currently is no comprehensive, authoritative checklist of New Mexico invertebrates. NMBCC is currently working to create the first state list based on the vouchered specimens in our system. For references on subgroups of New Mexico invertebrates see our page on New Mexico Invertebrate Biodiversity.
Sublette, J.E., M.D. Hatch, and M. Sublette. 1990. The Fishes of New Mexico. University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Amphibians & Reptiles
The authoritative checklist for New Mexico amphibians and reptiles is Charles Painter and James Stuart's "List of Standard English and Current Scientific Names: Amphibians and Reptiles of New Mexico."
Degenhardt, W.G., C.W. Painter, and A.H. Price. 1996. Amphibians and Reptiles of New Mexico. University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
The authoritative checklist for New Mexico birds is the "Field Checklist of New Mexico Birds" published by the New Mexico Ornithological Society, prepared by Dr. Sartor O. Williams, III.
The authoritative checklist for New Mexico mammals is Jennifer K. Fry's "Taxonomy and Distribution of the Mammals of New Mexico: An Annotated Checklist" published in 2004 in the Occasional Papers of the Museum of Texas Tech University, no. 240:1-32.