Niveoscincus pretiosus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Reptilia Squamata Scincidae

Scientific Name: Niveoscincus pretiosus (O'Shaughnessy, 1874)
Common Name(s):
English Agile Cool-skink, Tasmanian Tree Skink
Carinascincus pretiosus (O'Shaughnessy, 1874)
Mocoa pretiosa O'Shaughnessy, 1874

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2018
Date Assessed: 2017-06-12
Assessor(s): Chapple, D.C, Michael, D., Robertson, P., Clemann, N. & Wapstra, E.
Reviewer(s): Bowles, P.
Contributor(s): Harris, J.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Chanson, J.S.
Listed as Least Concern on the basis that this species is common and widespread, and is subject to no major threats.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is found throughout most of Tasmania, and on the islands in the Bass Strait (Wilson and Swan 2013, Cogger 2014). This species occurs up to an altitude of 1,000 m (Melville and Swain 1999).
Countries occurrence:
Australia (Tasmania)
Additional data:
Upper elevation limit (metres):1000
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Population [top]

Population:This is a common species.
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species is found in montane woodlands, wet and dry forests and rocky areas as well as disturbed areas (Wilson and Swan 2013, Cogger 2014). It is viviparous (Wilson and Swan 2013). It seems most females reproduce every year, and that the mean litter size is 2 young (Hutchinson et al. 1989).

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: There is no use of or trade in this species.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no major threats to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no species specific conservation measures in place. Its range coincides with multiple protected areas.

Citation: Chapple, D.C, Michael, D., Robertson, P., Clemann, N. & Wapstra, E. 2018. Niveoscincus pretiosus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T109480730A109480743. . Downloaded on 16 October 2018.
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