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Oligodon lungshenensis

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA REPTILIA SQUAMATA COLUBRIDAE

Scientific Name: Oligodon lungshenensis
Species Authority: Zheng & Huang, 1978

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened ver 3.1
Year Published: 2012
Date Assessed: 2011-08-30
Assessor(s): Zhou, Z., Jiang, J. & Lau, M.
Reviewer(s): Cox, N.A. & Bowles, P.
Justification:
Listed as Near Threatened, as although it has a wide range it is very fragmented and known with certainty from only a few locations. If threats were to begin operating at these sites the species would qualify for listing in a threatened category.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This rare species is recorded in several far separated places in China - its type locality: Longsheng Co., Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Regions; Yong-le, Leishan Co., Guizhou Prov. (Zhao and Adler 1993); Shuishi, Qianjiang District, Chongqing (Luo et al. 2010); Mangshan Mt. in  Hunan Prov., Chishui and Leishan in Guizhou Prov.  (Yuan et al. 2010). It occurs from 900 to 1,500 m asl.
Countries:
Native:
China (Chongqing, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hunan)
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Population [top]

Population: This species is known from just a few specimens.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is associated with grassy areas within forest. It feeds on the eggs of reptiles, and it is oviparous.
Systems: Terrestrial

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: There are no reports of this species being utilised.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There appear to be no major threats to the species. Most known populations are within protected areas.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: More information is needed on this species' distribution, population status, natural history and threats. It has been recorded from several protected areas.

Citation: Zhou, Z., Jiang, J. & Lau, M. 2012. Oligodon lungshenensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 27 August 2014.
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