Cylindraspis peltastes 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Reptilia Testudines Testudinidae

Scientific Name: Cylindraspis peltastes
Species Authority: (Duméril & Bibron, 1835)
Testudo peltastes Duméril & Bibron, 1835

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Extinct ver 2.3
Year Published: 1996
Date Assessed: 1996-08-01
Needs updating
Assessor(s): World Conservation Monitoring Centre
Known only from the island of Rodrigues, this species has not been recorded since 1800.
Previously published Red List assessments:
1994 Extinct (Ex)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Cylindraspis peltastes was endemic to the island of Rodrigues, Mauritius.
Countries occurrence:
Regionally extinct:
Mauritius (Rodrigues)
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Population [top]

Population: The species is thought to have become extinct in 1800.
Additional data:

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Hunting pressures, direct habitat alteration by man and the introduction of predators and competitive species are cited as the causes of this species' extinction.

Citation: World Conservation Monitoring Centre. 1996. Cylindraspis peltastes. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1996: e.T6063A12388776. . Downloaded on 30 November 2015.
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