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Luperosaurus kubli 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Reptilia Squamata Gekkonidae

Scientific Name: Luperosaurus kubli Brown, Diesmos & Duya, 2007

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2009
Date Assessed: 2007-04-22
Annotations:
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Brown, R. & Diesmos, A.
Reviewer(s): Cox, N. & Hoffmann, M. (Global Reptile Assessment Coordinating Team)
Justification:
The species is listed as Data Deficient since it has only recently been described based on a single specimen and there is still very little information on its extent of occurrence, status, threats and ecological requirements.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is endemic to the Philippines, where it is known only from Mount Lataan (at 900 m asl), on the western slopes of Sierra Madre mountain range, Barangay Disimungal, Municipality of Nagtipunan, Quirino Province.
Countries occurrence:
Native:
Philippines
Additional data:
Lower elevation limit (metres):900
Upper elevation limit (metres):900
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Population [top]

Population:It is currently known only from a single specimen.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:There is little infromation currently available on the habitat and ecology of the species. The single specimen was first observed gliding/parachuting from the canopy (estimated 8-15 m) and was collected where it landed at 1.5 m above the ground on the trunk of a large tree (70-70 cm dbh).
Systems:Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The potential major threat to the species is habitat loss due to deforestation from logging and conversion of land to agricultural use.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The species was collected within the Quirino Protected Landscape. Further studies are needed into the distribution, natural history and threats to this species.

Citation: Brown, R. & Diesmos, A. 2009. Luperosaurus kubli. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2009: e.T169785A6673575. . Downloaded on 15 October 2018.
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