Omanosaura jayakari


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Omanosaura jayakari
Species Authority: (Boulenger, 1887)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2012
Date Assessed: 2012-02-08
Assessor(s): Soorae, P., Els, J., Al Rasbi, K.J.M. & Mallon, D.
Reviewer(s): Cox, N.A. & Bowles, P.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Cox, N.A.
Listed as Least Concern, in view of its reasonably wide mountainous range, limited threats and adaptability to habitat modification.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is endemic to northern Oman and the eastern United Arab Emirates (van der Kooij 2001). It occurs from near sea level to up to 5,500 ft (1676 m) asl (Arnold 1972).
Oman; United Arab Emirates
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Population [top]

Population: It can be a very common species, although the distribution is patchy.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Populations are found close to or in wadis (van der Kooij 2001). Arnold (1972) suggested that it is confined to relatively moist biotopes. Specimens have been taken in and around well-irrigated areas, including areas of citrus and date cultivation. Animals live on dry stone walls of date gardens, on the banks of irrigation channels and on a sheer rock face (Arnold 1972). Most were seen within the vicinity of water. They have a diverse diet which includes insects, amphibians, small reptiles and plants.
Systems: Terrestrial

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: This species does not appear to be used or traded in any numbers.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): In general there are no threats, although some populations may be impacted by localized quarrying of their habitat.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is present in some protected areas.. Further studies are needed into the distribution, abundance, natural history, and threats to this species.

Citation: Soorae, P., Els, J., Al Rasbi, K.J.M. & Mallon, D. 2012. Omanosaura jayakari. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 02 September 2015.
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