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Tropiocolotes nubicus

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA REPTILIA SQUAMATA GEKKONIDAE

Scientific Name: Tropiocolotes nubicus
Species Authority: Baha El Din, 1999
Common Name/s:
English Steudner's Gecko

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2009-06-30
Assessor/s: Böhm, M. & Richman, N.
Reviewer/s: Collen, B. & Ram, M. (Sampled Red List Index Coordinating Team)
Contributor/s: Baha El Din, 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:
Tropiocolotes nubicus has only recently been described and its full range, status, threats and ecological requirements are uncertain. Due to these uncertainties and the potential threats that may be impacting this species, it has been listed as Data Deficient.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known from records in the southern Egyptian Nile Valley and from a record in Assalaya in Sudan. The species has been recently discovered and is believed to range along the Nile between the Egyptian and Sudanese localities. Collections of this species have been from around 150 to 200 m above sea level.
Countries:
Native:
Egypt; Sudan
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Population [top]

Population: This species is abundant around Lake Nasser in Egypt.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species appears to be associated with fluvial habitats and is found in the area between the Nile River and the adjacent desert. It has been recorded in low, rocky hills, shallow sandy wadis and close to human habitation.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): This species may be locally threatened by land reclamation and cultivation.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: In Egypt, this species has been recorded in the Wadi el Alaqi protected area. Further research is needed into the range, ecology and biology of this species.
Citation: Böhm, M. & Richman, N. 2010. Tropiocolotes nubicus. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 16 April 2014.
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