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N#N#: NatureServe National Conservation Status Rank (NRank), Range RankSee NatureServe Conservation Status
N?: NatureServe National Conservation Status RankSee NatureServe Conservation Status.
N1: NatureServe National Conservation Status Rank (NRank), Critically ImperiledSee NatureServe Conservation Status
N2: NatureServe National Conservation Status Rank (NRank), ImperiledSee NatureServe Conservation Status.
N3: NatureServe National Conservation Status Rank (NRank), VulnerableSee NatureServe Conservation Status.
N4: NatureServe National Conservation Status Rank (NRank), Apparently SecureSee NatureServe Conservation Status.
N5: NatureServe National Conservation Status Rank (NRank), SecureSee NatureServe Conservation Status.

Name Used in Concept Reference: The name applied to this Element in the concept reference. The concept reference together with the name used in that reference serves as a unique identifier for the Element, especially in cases where a single concept reference describes the circumscription of more than one Element.

NatureServe Status Factors Author: The name(s) of the principal person(s) who prepared this edition of the ranking factors information. Note: Field not edited for consistency of style or content.

NatureServe Status Factors Edition Date: Date of most recent major changes to the global ranking factors information for the element.

Nation: National distribution for Canada and the United States. Note: Species level information is maintained for the United States and Canada but may not be complete for some animal groups. For more information see Distribution Sources.

National Conservation Status: See National Status.

National Conservation Status Factors Authors: The name of the principal person(s) who prepared this version of the ranking factors information.

National Status: The conservation status of a species or community from a national perspective, characterizing the relative rarity or imperilment of the element. The date indicates that date the national status was originally entered or last changed, revised, and/or reaffirmed. For more information see NatureServe Conservation Status.

Native: The species is present in the nation or subnation without direct or indirect human intervention, and is present within its native range and natural dispersal potential.

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Natural/Semi-Natural: Describes vegetation that has not been planted or treated with an annual management or manipulation regime. Only Natural Ecological systems are reported.

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NatureServe Conservation Status: The conservation status ranking system developed by NatureServe and its natural heritage member programs. Conservation status ranks are assigned, reviewed, and revised according to standard criteria. For plant and animal species these ranks provide an estimate of extinction risk, while for ecological communities they provide an estimate of the risk of extinction. For more information see About Us

NB: Abbreviation for the province of New Brunswick (Canada).
NC: Abbreviation for the state of North Carolina (United States).
ND: Abbreviation for the U.S. state of North Dakota (United States).
NE: Abbreviation for the state of Nebraska (United States).

Nearshore: Coastal subtidal marine habitats, extending outward as far as wave action and light penetration to the bottom.

Nectarivore: Taxa that feed on nectar or sap.

NF: Abbreviation for Newfoundland, which makes up part of the province Newfoundland and Labrador (Canada).
NH: Abbreviation for the state of New Hampshire (United States).
NH: NatureServe Conservation Status Rank (NRank), Possibly Extirpated (Historical)See NatureServe Conservation Status.
NF: Abbreviation for Newfoundland, which makes up part of the province Newfoundland and Labrador (Canada).
NJ: Abbreviation for the state of New Jersey (United States).
NM: Abbreviation for the state of New Mexico (United States).
NN: Abbreviation for the Navajo Nation.
NNA: NatureServe National Conservation Status Rank (NRank), Not ApplicableSee NatureServe Conservation Status.
NNR: NatureServe National Conservation Status Rank (NRank), UnrankedSee NatureServe Conservation Status.

Nocturnal: Characteristically active during darkness.

Nomenclatural Author: Animals: The authority who published the original description for a particular scientific name and the year of the author's publication. Plants: The name(s) or conventional abbreviation(s) of the author(s) of the scientific name. Note: Authors of plant names not edited for standardized abbreviations.

Non-Migrant: Data provided in species reports. Indicates some populations do not make significant seasonal migrations. Juvenile dispersal is not considered a migration.

Nonstandard Element: For more information see Classifying Elements of Biodiversity.

Nonvascular Plants: Plants with tissues or vessels to carry water, minerals, etc., such as mosses, fungi, and lichens.

Non-Vegetated (< 10% vascular cover): Ecological system with low total cover of vascular plants (\"sparsely vegetated\" or \"barren\"). Abiotic substrate features are dominant; vegetation is scattered to nearly absent and generally restricted to areas of concentrated resources. Total vascular vegetation cover is typically less than 10% and greater than 0%. These include systems dominated by non-vascular plants included mosses or lichens. Areas with high cover of crustose lichen and no other vegetation are included here. (See Vegetated).

Notes (Occurrence Specifications): Notes related to the current version of these occurrence specifications.

Notes (Population Viability Criteria): Notes related to the current version of these population/occurrence viability criteria.

NS: Abbreviation for the province of Nova Scotia (Canada).
NT: Abbreviation for the Northwest Territories (Canada). Botany species distribution data has been recorded separately for the former Northwest Territories districts of Franklin, Keewatin, and Mackenzie. Botany data approximates these new units as follows: (1) All species recorded for Franklin or Keewatin are now represented as Nunavut, (2) All species recorded for Mackenzie are now represented as Northwest Territories.
NU: Abbreviation for the territory of Nunavut (Canada).
NU: NatureServe National Conservation Status Rank (NRank), UnrankableSee NatureServe Conservation Status.
NV: Abbreviation for the state of Nevada (United States).
NX: NatureServe National Conservation Status Rank (NRank), Presumed ExtirpatedSee NatureServe Conservation Status.
NY: Abbreviation for the state of New York (United States).
 

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