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Anolis fitchi

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA REPTILIA SQUAMATA DACTYLOIDAE

Scientific Name: Anolis fitchi
Species Authority: Williams & Duellman, 1984
Common Name/s:
English Fitch's Anole
Synonym/s:
Dactyloa fitchi (Williams & Duellman, 1984)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2011
Date Assessed: 2009-06-30
Assessor/s: Castañeda, R.M., Castro, F. & Mayer, G.C.
Reviewer/s: Böhm, M., Collen, B. & Ram, M.
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.
Justification:
Anolis fitchi is listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, and because it is unlikely to undergo significant population declines to qualify for listing in a more threatened category. Monitoring is required to ensure that the localized threats do not become more widespread, so that a significant decline in the abundance of A. fitchi triggers allocation to an appropriate threat category.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is found from the department of Putumayo in Colombia, to the state of Tungurahua in Ecuador (Williams and Duellman 1984, Ayala-Varela and Torres-Carvajal 2010). This species is found between 250 and 2,000 m above sea level.
Countries:
Native:
Colombia; Ecuador
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Population [top]

Population: There are no population data available for this species.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species is found in montane forest habitat.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat degradation and loss as a result of agricultural expansion and mining is occurring in localized regions of this species' range.  Habitat alteration in the region is occurring at a fast rate as a result of oil exploration and cattle farming (F. Castro pers. comm. 2010), so this may need to be monitored to determine future impacts on this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no known species-specific conservation measures in place for this species, however, in places its distribution coincides with protected areas, probably providing small safeguards. Monitoring of populations and habitat is required to ensure that the localized threats do not become more widespread.
Citation: Castañeda, R.M., Castro, F. & Mayer, G.C. 2011. Anolis fitchi. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 24 April 2014.
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