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Oligodon perkinsi

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA REPTILIA SQUAMATA COLUBRIDAE

Scientific Name: Oligodon perkinsi
Species Authority: (Taylor, 1925)
Common Name/s:
English Perkin's Short-headed Snake
Synonym/s:
Holarchus perkinsi Taylor, 1925

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened ver 3.1
Year Published: 2009
Date Assessed: 2007-04-22
Assessor/s: Brown, R. & Afuang, L.
Reviewer/s: Cox, N. & Hoffmann, M. (Global Reptile Assessment Coordinating Team)
Justification:
Listed as Near Threatened because its extent of occurrence is probably not much greater than 20,000 km², and while it may range more widely, it is currently known only from several small, widely separated sub-populations, thus making the species close to qualifying for Vulnerable B1ab(iii).

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This little-known species is endemic to the Philippines, where it has been reported from Mount Mantalingahan in the south of the island of Palawan, and from Culion Island and Calauit Island located to the north of Palawan. It islikely to be found at localities between the known sites, however ther are currently no data to support this possible range extension. The species occurs from around sea level to about 900 m asl.
Countries:
Native:
Philippines
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Population [top]

Population: This snake appears to be naturally rare, although animals seem to be generally difficult to find..
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This is a nocturnal species, recorded in both primary and secondary tropical moist forest.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The leading threat to this species is habitat loss resulting from deforestation by mining activities, conversion of land to agricultural use and logging operations.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It has been recorded from protected areas on Palawan. Additional field studies are needed to further investigate the distribution, natural history and threats to this little-known snake.
Citation: Brown, R. & Afuang, L. 2009. Oligodon perkinsi. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 20 April 2014.
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