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Proablepharus naranjicaudus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Reptilia Squamata Scincidae

Scientific Name: Proablepharus naranjicaudus Greer, Fisher & Horner, 2004

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2017
Date Assessed: 2017-02-20
Assessor(s): Shea, G.
Reviewer(s): Bowles, P.
Contributor(s): Woods, C., Meiri, S. & Macdonald, S.M
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Cox, N.A.
Justification:
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, while grazing is widespread within its range it is not considered a major threat, and because the population is unlikely to be declining significantly through trampling of its habitat by cattle.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This Australian species is known from the Ord-Victoria region in the northwest of the Northern Territory, with the probable distribution of the species extending into the far northeast of Western Australia (Greer et al. 2004, Cogger 2014).
Countries occurrence:
Native:
Australia (Northern Territory, Western Australia)
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Population [top]

Population:This species is thought to be relatively common in the southern and central regions of its distribution, but is likely uncommon in the north (Greer et al 2004). Populations are expected to be generally stable.
Current Population Trend:Stable
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This diurnal species has only been found in mostly treeless tussock grasslands on grey and brown cracking-clay soils, favouring areas with shelter (Greer et al. 2004).
Systems:Terrestrial

Use and Trade [top]

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

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The habitat for this species is poorly represented in conservation reserves, with most falling under pastoral land use (Greer et al. 2004). Some of the habitat of this species is potentially threatened by trampling by cattle.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species is listed as Data Deficient by the Northern Territory government, but there are no direct conservation measures. It may be in some protected areas, but additional surveys are required.

Citation: Shea, G. 2017. Proablepharus naranjicaudus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T109480905A109480908. . Downloaded on 15 October 2018.
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