Anadia pulchella 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Reptilia Squamata Gymnophthalmidae

Scientific Name: Anadia pulchella
Species Authority: Ruthven, 1926
Common Name(s):
English Ruthven's Anadia

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2009-06-30
Assessor(s): 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.
Anadia pulchella has been assessed as Vulnerable owing to its small range, restriction to forested areas, and because it is being impacted by continued habitat loss and degradation. This species has an estimated extent of occurrence of around 10,000 km² and is likely to be found in less than ten locations taking into account the presence of a National Park within the species range.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known from the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta in north coastal Colombia. The area in which this species is distributed is approximately 10,110 km² and is found between 2,100 and 2,750 m above sea level.
Countries occurrence:
Lower elevation limit (metres): 2100
Upper elevation limit (metres): 2750
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Population [top]

Population: This species is rare in some localities (F. Castro pers. comm.).
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species inhabits forested areas, and is found especially at forest edges. It does not, however, like open areas where solar radiation is strong (F. Castro pers. comm.).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat loss and degradation are occurring in the area in which this species is distributed. Deforestation and the use of very strong herbicides is likely impacting this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no known species-specific conservation measures in place for this species, however, the majority of this species' range is within the Parque Nacional Natural Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta Natural Nature Park, IUCN category II, which also contains a UNESCO site. Further research on the species' habitat requirements and population status, and population monitoring should be carried out.

Citation: Castro, F. 2010. Anadia pulchella. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T178660A7590459. . Downloaded on 29 November 2015.
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