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Apostolepis multicincta 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Reptilia Squamata Dipsadidae

Scientific Name: Apostolepis multicincta Harvey, 1999

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2014-02-25
Assessor(s): Muñoz, A., Gonzales, L., Embert, D., Aparicio, J. & Aguayo, R.
Reviewer(s): Bowles, P.
Contributor(s): De Silva, R., Milligan, H.T., Wearn, O.R., Wren, S., Zamin, T., Sears, J., Wilson, P., Lewis, S., Lintott, P. & Powney, G.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): NatureServe
Justification:
Apostolepis multicincta has been assessed as Least Concern due to its somewhat broad distribution (the extent of occurrence is 23,000 km2), evidence that the species persists in areas of low intensity agriculture, and the lack of rapid habitat change within its range. The species also occurs in a departmental reserve.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species occurs in Bolivia in the departments of Santa Cruz and Chuquisaca. This species is found from 700 to 2,035 m above sea level.
Countries occurrence:
Native:
Bolivia, Plurinational States of
Additional data:
Number of Locations:6Continuing decline in number of locations:No
Extreme fluctuations in the number of locations:NoLower elevation limit (metres):700
Upper elevation limit (metres):2035
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Population [top]

Population:This species is rarely seen due to its fossorial habits.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species occupies mainly inter-Andean dry forest, Tucuman forest, and Mountain Chaco (D. Embert pers. comm. 2014). This species is semi-fossorial and nocturnal. The records from Pampagrande suggest that the species may persist in small-scale agricultural areas.
Systems:Terrestrial

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: There is no known use of or trade in this species.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): This species appears to persist in areas of low intensity agriculture (although perhaps at lower densities), but would be threatened by intensive, mechanized agricultural practices.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no known species-specific conservation measures in place for this species. The species has been evaluated as vulnerable in the latest issue of the Bolivian Red Book, based on a set of evaluation criteria called MEGA (Cortez 2009). The species occurs in the Rio Grande Valles Cruceños departmental reserve. Research in population trends and ecology would be useful to better understand the conservation status of this species.

Citation: Muñoz, A., Gonzales, L., Embert, D., Aparicio, J. & Aguayo, R. 2016. Apostolepis multicincta. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T176344A53743113. . Downloaded on 15 October 2018.
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