|Scientific Name:||Ariocarpus trigonus|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor/s:||Fitz Maurice, B, Fitz Maurice, W.A.|
|Reviewer/s:||Taylor, N. & Stuppy, W.|
The species qualifies as Least Concern due to its large range, number of known subpopulations, number of plants, and low threat over its entire population.
|Range Description:||Species endemic to Mexico, occurring in the states of Nuevo León and Tamaulipas.
The original range of this subspecies extended from north of Monterrey, southward on the east side of the Sierra Madre Oriental to approximately Ciudad Victoria. It is also found commonly in the Valley of Jaumave, west of Ciudad Victoria. However, much of this range has been modified by agricultural development, particularly that area east of the Sierra. The plants occur at numerous localities throughout the Valley of Jaumave.
Native:Mexico (Nuevo León, Tamaulipas)
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|Population:||It has an estimated population size of more than 100,000 individuals.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||Semi desert among outcroppings of calcareous rocks.|
|Major Threat(s):||Illegal collecting and agricultural development|
Even though the species here is listed under Least Concern, is legally protected in
|Citation:||Fitz Maurice, B, Fitz Maurice, W.A. 2009. Ariocarpus trigonus. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 19 June 2013.|
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