ScoreU - Unknown
CommentAs this species is newly described, its range extent beyond the initial inventory that discovered it is unknown. The species appears to require cool air temperatures and is likely restricted to the mountains of northwest Montana.
ScoreU - Unknown. Long-term trend in population, range, area occupied, or number or condition of occurrences unknown
ScoreU - Unknown. Short-term trend in population, range, area occupied, and number and condition of occurrences unknown.
ScoreU - Unknown. The available information is not sufficient to assign degree of threat as above. (Severity, scope, and immediacy are all unknown, or mostly [two of three] unknown or not assessed [null].)
CommentTreat impacts are unknown. Species appears to be restricted to cool montane environments so a warming climate as well as fire and logging will likely have impacts. However, the extent of these impacts on the suitability of occupied habitat and the persistence of the species are unknown at this time. Further research to identify the effects of these threats is needed.
ScoreA - Highly Vulnerable. Species is slow to mature, reproduces infrequently, and/or has low fecundity such that populations are very slow (> 20 years or 5 generations) to recover from decreases in abundance; or species has low dispersal capability such that extirpated populations are unlikely to become reestablished through natural recolonization (unaided by humans).
CommentSpecies is likely highly vulnerable to threats due to difficulty dispersing between occupied habitat
ScoreA - Very Narrow. Specialist. Specific habitat(s), substrate(s), food type(s), hosts, breeding/nonbreeding microhabitats, or other abiotic and/or biotic factor(s) are used or required by the Element in the area of interest, with these habitat(s) and/or other requirements furthermore being scarce within the generalized range of the species within the area of interest, and, the population (or the number of breeding attempts) expected to decline significantly if any of these key requirements become unavailable.
CommentSpecies is restricted to montane environments with very specific attributes
Raw Conservation Status Score
3.5+ -0.5 (environmental specificity) + 0 (trends) + -0.5 (intrinsic vulnerability) = 2.5