Nactus cheverti 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Reptilia Squamata Gekkonidae

Scientific Name: Nactus cheverti (Boulenger, 1885)
Common Name(s):
English Chevert's Gecko, Southern Cape York Nactus
Gymnodactylus cheverti Boulenger, 1885
Taxonomic Notes: Zug (1998) revalidated the name Gymnodactylus cheverti Boulenger, 1885 for bisexual records of the Nactus pelagicus complex found in the southern Cape York Peninsula. N. cheverti is itself a species complex whose taxonomy is presently under investigation (C. Hoskin and P. Couper, in prep.)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2018
Date Assessed: 2017-06-12
Assessor(s): Couper, P., Hoskin, C. & Amey, A.
Reviewer(s): Bowles, P.
Contributor(s): Harris, J.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Bowles, P.
Listed as Least Concern on the basis that this species is abundant in an area subject to little disturbance and there are no significant threats.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is found along the southern Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, between Cape Melville and Mission Beach (Wilson and Swan 2013, C. Hoskin pers. comm. 2017).
Countries occurrence:
Australia (Queensland)
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Population [top]

Population:This species is abundant, with a stable population (C. Hoskin pers. comm. 2017).
Current Population Trend:Stable
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This saxicolous species is found in seasonally dry woodlands and forests. It is especially common in stony hills and ranges. It shelters under ground debris (Cogger 2014). It does not occur in an area subject to much disturbance, but the gecko appears able to tolerate at least moderate levels of disturbance (C. Hoskin pers. comm. 2017).

Use and Trade [top]

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

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): No threats to this species exist.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no species specific conservation actions for this species. Nactus cheverti's range coincides with a number of protected areas.

Citation: Couper, P., Hoskin, C. & Amey, A. 2018. Nactus cheverti. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T13483377A13483885. . Downloaded on 15 October 2018.
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