Chalcides thierryi 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Reptilia Squamata Scincidae

Scientific Name: Chalcides thierryi Tornier, 1901
Common Name(s):
English Thierry's Cylindrical Skink
Taxonomic Notes: This species is very similar to Chalcides pulchellus, which was formerly considered the western subspecies of this taxon (Trape et al. 2012).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2013
Date Assessed: 2012-07-19
Assessor(s): Wilms, T., Segniagbeto, G. & Wagner, P.
Reviewer(s): Bowles, P.

This species is listed as Least Concern as it is relatively widespread, presumed to be abundant where it occurs and is not known to be impacted by significant threat.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species occurs in the savanna zones of eastern Ghana, northern Togo and Benin, southeast Burkina Faso, and Nigeria (Trape et al. 2012).
Countries occurrence:
Benin; Burkina Faso; Ghana; Nigeria; Togo
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Population [top]

Population:This species is often found under stones in relatively humid areas of savanna (Trape et al. 2012).
Current Population Trend:Stable
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This large skink is associated with rocky outcrops in Sudanese and Sudanese-Guinean savanna (Trape et al. 2012).

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: This species is not known to be traded.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): No significant threats to this species are known.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species is known to occur in W National Park in Niger (Trape et al. 2012). The limits of this species' distribution are poorly-known due to its similarity to C. pulchellus, and research is needed to clarify this and determine the extent of any zone of sympatry (Trape et al. 2012).

Citation: Wilms, T., Segniagbeto, G. & Wagner, P. 2013. Chalcides thierryi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T13152348A13152353. . Downloaded on 15 October 2018.
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