Agamodon arabicus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Reptilia Squamata Trogonophidae

Scientific Name: Agamodon arabicus Anderson, 1901
Common Name(s):
English Arabian Worm Lizard

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2012
Date Assessed: 2012-02-08
Assessor(s): Sindaco, R. & Anderson, S.
Reviewer(s): Bowles, P. & Cox, N.A.
Contributor(s): De Silva, R., Milligan, HT, Wearn, O.R., Wren, S., Zamin, T., Sears, J., Wilson, P., Lewis, S., Lintott, P., Powney, G. & Whitton, F.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Bowles, P.
Agamodon arabicus has been assessed as Data Deficient, as it has only been recorded once in over a hundred years, and virtually nothing is known of its habitat preferences, susceptibility to threats, or population status.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is endemic to Yemen, where it has been recorded from five localities in a restricted area of the southwest. No elevational information is available, but its known sites are in lowlands.
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Population [top]

Population:There is no population information available for this fossorial species. It has only been recorded once in the previous 100 years (Obst and Wrank 1998).
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species has been recorded in cultivated land, where it was fossorial (Obst and Wranik 1998), but nothing else is known of its ecology.

Use and Trade [top]

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

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Nothing is known of threats to this species, however it has been recorded in cultivated land and so appears not to be at risk from small-scale agriculture of the form practiced in Yemen.

Conservation Actions [top]

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

Citation: Sindaco, R. & Anderson, S. 2012. Agamodon arabicus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2012: e.T178522A1537606. . Downloaded on 15 October 2018.
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