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Microlophus tarapacensis

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA REPTILIA SQUAMATA TROPIDURIDAE

Scientific Name: Microlophus tarapacensis
Species Authority: (Donoso-Barros, 1966)
Common Name(s):
English Tarapaca Pacific Iguana
Synonym(s):
Tropidurus tarapacensis Donoso-Barros, 1966

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2009-06-30
Assessor(s): Ortiz, J.C.
Reviewer(s): Böhm, M., Collen, B. & Ram, M. (Sampled Red List Index Coordinating Team)
Contributor(s): Van Sluys, M., De Silva, R., Milligan, H.T., Wearn, O.R., Wren, S., Zamin, T., Sears, J., Wilson, P., Lewis, S., Lintott, P. & Powney, G.
Justification:
Microlophus tarapacensis has been assessed as Data Deficient as the species' distribution is not well known, and therefore it is not possible to assess threats to the species across its range. Potential threats in the region include overgrazing and mining activities. More research should be carried out so that a more accurate assessment of its conservation status can be made.
History:
1996 Data Deficient
1996 Data Deficient
1994 Insufficiently Known (Groombridge 1994)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: The distribution of this species is not well known; the location of the type locality is not known beyond the state of Tarapaca, Chile, and since then the species is thought to have only been recorded from an unknown location in the state of Antofagasta, Chile.
Countries:
Native:
Chile (Antofagasta, Tarapacá)
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Population [top]

Population: There is no population information available for this species.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species is found in xeric habitat.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): As the distribution of this species is not known, it is not possible to assess threats to the species. Potential threats in the region include overgrazing and mining activities.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no species-specific conservation measures in place for this species. Further research into the distribution and potential threats of this little-known species is required.

Citation: Ortiz, J.C. 2010. Microlophus tarapacensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 31 July 2014.
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