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Lepidoblepharis sanctaemartae

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA REPTILIA SQUAMATA SPHAERODACTYLIDAE

Scientific Name: Lepidoblepharis sanctaemartae
Species Authority: (Ruthven, 1916)
Synonym(s):
Lathrogecko sanctaemartae Ruthven, 1916

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2009-06-30
Assessor(s): Arredondo, J.C. & Castro, F.
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.
Justification:
Lepidoblepharis sanctaemartae has been assessed as Least Concern because it has a large distribution and is not being impacted by any major threats. This species can be found in high densities and can tolerate human disturbance and is therefore unlikely to be experiencing any significant population declines.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species occurs in Panama and in the region of 'Colombian Guayana' which includes the Colombian departments of Guaviare, Meta, Vaupes, and Vichada, and much of Guainia (Heatwole and Sexton 1966, Hollowell and Reynolds 2005). This species has also been collected from across the Caribbean coast of Colombia, from the Uraba region to the northwest of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta (J. Arredondo pers. comm.) and into Venezuela (Rivas et al. 2002).
Countries:
Native:
Colombia; Panama; Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
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Population [top]

Population: This species can be found in high densities (J. Arredondo pers. comm.).
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species has been found on forest floors (Heatwole and Sexton 1966). It can also be found near human settlements including large urban areas and commercial ports (J. Arredondo pers. comm.). Congeners can inhabit agricultural areas and so this species may also be able to tolerate modified habitats.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Deforestation is occurring in this region due to logging and the expansion of agricultural activities, while the remaining habitat is occasionally fragmented by road building. However, as significant areas of undisturbed habitat remain and this species appears to have flexible habitat requirements, these should not be considered as major threats at present.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no species-specific conservation measures in place or needed for this species. In places its distribution coincides with protected areas.

Citation: Arredondo, J.C. & Castro, F. 2010. Lepidoblepharis sanctaemartae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 22 December 2014.
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