Liolaemus chaltin 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Reptilia Squamata Liolaemidae

Scientific Name: Liolaemus chaltin Lobo & Espinoza, 2004

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2014-11-14
Assessor(s): Muñoz, A., Avila, L., Abdala, S., Embert, D., Aguayo, R., Cruz, F., Espinoza, R.E., Aparicio, J. & Gonzales, L.
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
Although this species has a restricted distribution, it is common, is present in protected areas and there are no major threats affecting its population. Therefore, it is listed as Least Concern.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is known from southern Bolivia (Tarija and Potosí Departments) and central Jujuy Province, Argentina (Ocampo and Aguilar 2008).  It is found between 3,400 and 3,750 m above sea level.
Countries occurrence:
Argentina (Jujuy); Bolivia, Plurinational States of
Additional data:
Lower elevation limit (metres):3400
Upper elevation limit (metres):3750
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Population [top]

Population:There are no data on population size and trends for this species. This species is locally common in Bolivia (J. Aparicio, pers. comm. 2014) where the population is likely stable based on limited habitat loss within its range. It is common also in Argentina (C. Abdala pers. comm. 2014).
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species is known from Andean Puna habitat, which is a high-elevation montane grassland. It occurs on rocky outcrops and in Puna with isolated Polylepis forest patches. This species is terrestrial, feeding mainly on insects and it lays eggs.

Use and Trade [top]

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

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no known major threats to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are currently no conservation measures in place for this species. The species occurs in Sama National Park in Bolivia. More research is needed into the threats to this species and monitoring of population trends is necessary.

Citation: Muñoz, A., Avila, L., Abdala, S., Embert, D., Aguayo, R., Cruz, F., Espinoza, R.E., Aparicio, J. & Gonzales, L. 2016. Liolaemus chaltin. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T178474A56371863. . Downloaded on 15 October 2018.
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