Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Cycadopsida Cycadales Zamiaceae

Scientific Name: Zamia paucijuga
Species Authority: Wieland

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2009-10-31
Assessor(s): Vovides, A. & Chemnick, J.
Reviewer(s): Donaldson, J.S. & Bösenberg, J.D.
Classified as Near Threatened due to levels of decline over the past 50 years (estimate of 20%), hence it almost qualifies for a threatened listing under criterion A2. Population numbers are only a crude estimate
Previously published Red List assessments:
2003 Near Threatened (NT)
1998 Rare (R)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is endemic to Mexico, where it is widely distributed in the west, along the Pacific coast and also on Maria Cleofas island. Plants occur in the following states, Chiapas, Colima, Guerrero, Jalisco, Michoacán, Nayarit and Oaxaca.
Countries occurrence:
Mexico (Chiapas, Colima, Guerrero, Jalisco, Michoacán, Nayarit, Oaxaca)
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Population [top]

Current Population Trend: Decreasing
Additional data:
Number of mature individuals: 10000
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species grows in forest dominated by species of Pinus and Quercus in dry climates which have a strong seasonal rainfall. The general vegetation type is called low elevation coastal thornbush.
Systems: Terrestrial
Generation Length (years): 30

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species is listed on Appendix II of the CITES Appendices.

Citation: Vovides, A. & Chemnick, J. 2010. Zamia paucijuga. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T42172A10646771. . Downloaded on 13 October 2015.
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