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Missouri Hellbenders

Nearly two years after saying it was leaning toward endangered status for eastern hellbenders in Missouri, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service has deemed the salamander species officially endangered — though one population segment is no longer viable and is functionally extinct.

WASHINGTON — Nearly two years after saying it was leaning toward endangered status for eastern hellbenders in Missouri, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service has deemed the salamander species officially endangered — though one population segment is no longer viable and is functionally extinct.

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