Dipsas catesbyi 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Reptilia Squamata Dipsadidae

Scientific Name: Dipsas catesbyi (Sentzen, 1796)
Common Name(s):
English Catesby's Snail-eater
Spanish Caracolera De Catesbyi
Coluber catesbeji Sentzen, 1796 [orth. error]
Leptognathus catesbyi (Sentzen, 1796)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2009-06-30
Assessor(s): Kornacker, P., Lehr, E. & Lundberg, M.
Reviewer(s): Böhm, M., Collen, B. & Ram, M. (Sampled Red List Index Coordinating Team)
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.
Dipsas catesbyi is listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, and due to the lack of major threats impacting on it as the threats against it appear to only be localized. More research and monitoring should, however, be carried out to check threats do not become more widespread.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is found in the Amazon basin, in Bolivia, the Peruvian Departments of Amazonas, Huanuco, Junin, La Libertad, Loreto, Madre de Dios, Piura, Puno, San Martin, Ucayali and Pasco, the Ecuadorian provinces of Morona-Santiago, Napo, Pastaza and Zamora-Chinchípe, Colombia, southern Venezuela, Guyana, Brazil, and French Guiana. This species is found between sea level and 1,500 m above sea level.
Countries occurrence:
Bolivia, Plurinational States of; Brazil; Colombia; Ecuador; French Guiana; Guyana; Peru; Suriname; Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
Additional data:
Upper elevation limit (metres):1500
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Population [top]

Population:There are no population data available for this species; however it is said to be commonly seen in northeast Peru (W. Lamar pers. comm. 2010).
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species is nocturnal and is found in humid tropical forest from lowlands to mountainous areas, including forest edges.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no widespread threats to the species, however, it may be locally threatened as a result of deforestation.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is likely that this species occurs in protected areas throughout its range. More research is needed into the habitat status and threats to this species, and population monitoring should be carried out.

Citation: Kornacker, P., Lehr, E. & Lundberg, M. 2010. Dipsas catesbyi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T176788A7304785. . Downloaded on 23 May 2018.
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