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Trachylepis tessellata

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA REPTILIA SQUAMATA SCINCIDAE

Scientific Name: Trachylepis tessellata
Species Authority: Anderson, 1895

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2012
Date Assessed: 2012-02-07
Assessor(s): Sindaco, R., Els, J. & Mohammed, S.F.
Reviewer(s): Bowles, P. & Cox, N.A.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Bowles, P.
Justification:
This species is listed as Least Concern on the basis that it is widespread, abundant, somewhat adaptable, and not subject to any major threats.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is distributed in Yemen, Oman and the United Arab Emirates (Sindaco 2008). It ranges from sea level to at least 600 m (R. Sindaco pers. comm. February 2012).
Countries:
Native:
Oman; United Arab Emirates; Yemen
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Population [top]

Population: This species is found in many places in Oman, where it is locally common (R. Sindaco and S. F. Mohammed pers. comm. February 2012). It is abundant in the UAE (J. Els pers. comm. February 2012)
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Can be encountered climbing on rock faces, rock slides, boulders and sloping pavements, typically in the vicinity of water (Arnold 1980). It is found in or close to well-vegetated wadis, gardens or oases (Anderson and Gallagher 1977, van der Kooij 2001). Specimens have also been observed high up wadis on steep surfaces, crossing roads, under piles of stones and on the beach (van der Kooij 2001). It can occur in villages. It is probably oviparous (Arnold and Gallagher 1977).
Systems: Terrestrial

Use and Trade [top]

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

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There appear to be no significant threats to this somewhat adaptable species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is not known if the species is present in any protected areas.

Citation: Sindaco, R., Els, J. & Mohammed, S.F. 2012. Trachylepis tessellata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 22 October 2014.
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