Ailuronyx tachyscopaeus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Reptilia Squamata Gekkonidae

Scientific Name: Ailuronyx tachyscopaeus Gerlach & Canning, 1996
Common Name(s):
English Dwarf Bronze Gecko

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened ver 3.1
Year Published: 2006
Date Assessed: 2006-01-31
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Gerlach, J. & Ineich, I.
Reviewer(s): Cox, N. & Stuart, S.N. (Global Reptile Assessment)
Listed as Near Threatened because although its extent of occurrence is much less than 5,000 km² (actually 2,300 km² with an area of occupancy of 57 km²), thus making the species close to qualifying for Vulnerable, it is tolerant of current levels of habitat deterioration.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is endemic to the Seychelles islands of Mahé, Conception, Silhouette, Praslin and La Digue. It is found from sea level to 350 m.
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Population [top]

Population:Its population was estimated at 22,795 ± 1,220 animals in 2005 (Gerlach in prep).
Current Population Trend:Stable
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It is an arboreal species found in low growing vegetation in woodland. It is usually associated with palms, occurring at high densities in native palm forest but also in coconut plantations. As such it is highly adaptable, and it will also live in buildings. It glues its eggs to palm leaves.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): It is an adaptable species, with no known threats.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is present in Praslin National Park.

Citation: Gerlach, J. & Ineich, I. 2006. Ailuronyx tachyscopaeus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2006: e.T61429A12482047. . Downloaded on 21 September 2018.
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