One of the Sonoran Desert Network's primary goals is to develop and maintain verified, substantiated, and certified lists of vascular plant and vertebrate species for each network park. The information presented in these web-based species lists are subsets of data managed in NPSpecies, the master biodiversity database for the National Park Service.
The species lists presented here have all gone through a certification process. This involves the evaluation and review of the species information by local experts in the biology, taxonomy, and nomenclature of species in the network parks.
Last updated: November 16, 2017