Amphiglossus spilostichus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Reptilia Squamata Scincidae

Scientific Name: Amphiglossus spilostichus Andreone & Greer, 2002

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2011
Date Assessed: 2011-01-27
Assessor(s): Raxworthy, C.J.
Reviewer(s): Bowles, P. & Cox, N.A.
Assessed as Data Deficient because it is known from a single locality, and its range, population status, ecological requirements and sensitivity to threats are unknown.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:

This species is endemic to Madagascar where it is known from a single locality at Tsararano, at 650 m asl. (Andreone and Greer 2002, Glaw  and Vences 2007).

Countries occurrence:
Additional data:
Upper elevation limit (metres):650
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Population [top]


There is no available information on the population of this species.

Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:

This species inhabits low elevation humid forest and is probably crepuscular or nocturnal (Andreone and Greer 2002).


Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: This species is not used or traded.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The low elevation humid forest that this species has been found in is threatened by logging and slash and burn agriculture.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species is not known from any protected areas. Research is needed to establish whether this species is more widespread than is presently known, to obtain information on its population status and ecological requirements, and to determine its exposure to and susceptibility to forest loss and degradation. Forest where this species is found may require protection.

Citation: Raxworthy, C.J. 2011. Amphiglossus spilostichus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2011: e.T172753A6911533. . Downloaded on 16 October 2018.
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