Sphenomorphus microtympanus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Reptilia Squamata Scincidae

Scientific Name: Sphenomorphus microtympanus Greer, 1973

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2009-06-30
Assessor(s): Allison, A.
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.
Sphenomorphus microtympanus has been assessed as Data Deficient, as it is only known from the type locality and therefore appropriate distributional information is unknown. The main threats in the region are habitat loss due to agricultural expansion, however, the impacts of these threats on this species are not yet known. Further research is therefore needed before a more accurate assessment of the conservation status of S. microtympanus can be carried out.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:The type specimen of this species was collected at Garaina, in the Morobe District of Papua New Guinea, at 700 m above sea level (Greer 1973). This species appears to be only known from the type locality.
Countries occurrence:
Papua New Guinea
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Population [top]

Population:There is no population information available for this species.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:The type specimen was collected from an undisturbed rain forest habitat (Greer 1973).

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): It is unknown whether this species is being impacted upon by any major threats. Habitat loss due to deforestation is occurring on New Guinea, where primary forests are increasingly being converted into agriculture and plantations (Estreguil and Lambin 1996). However, the impact that this land change is having on the species is unknown.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no known species-specific conservation measures in place for this species. Further research into its ecology, population size, distribution, habitat status and threats are required.

Citation: Allison, A. 2010. Sphenomorphus microtympanus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T178466A7552620. . Downloaded on 15 October 2018.
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