Calamaria palavanensis 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Reptilia Squamata Calamariidae

Scientific Name: Calamaria palavanensis Inger & Marx, 1965
Common Name(s):
English Palawan Worm Snake

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2009
Date Assessed: 2007-04-22
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Brown, R.
Reviewer(s): Cox, N. & Hoffmann, M. (Global Reptile Assessment Coordinating Team)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of the absence of recent information on its extent of occurrence, ecological requirements, threats and conservation status.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This little-known species is endemic to the island of Palawan in the Philippines.
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Population [top]

Population:It appears to be known only from the initial collection.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This is a burrowing species is found amongst humus and leaf litter in forest. Other members of this genus have been found in disturbed areas.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): It is believed to be threatened by deforestation resulting from the conversion of land to agricultural use, and logging operations.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Additional studies are needed into the distribution, abundance, ecology, and threats to this poorly-known species.

Citation: Brown, R. 2009. Calamaria palavanensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2009: e.T169826A6679082. . Downloaded on 15 October 2018.
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