Chalcides mionecton 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Reptilia Squamata Scincidae

Scientific Name: Chalcides mionecton (Boettger, 1874)
Common Name(s):
English Mionecton Skink
Taxonomic Notes: There are two subspecies: Chalcides m. mionecton (Boettger, 1874) in the north and C. m. trifasciatus Chabanaud, 1917 in the south.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2006
Date Assessed: 2006-01-31
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Miras, J.A.M., Joger, U., Slimani, T., El Mouden, H. & Geniez, P.
Reviewer(s): Stuart, S.N. & Cox, N. (Global Reptile Assessment)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its relatively wide distribution, tolerance of a degree of habitat modification, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is largely found on the Atlantic coastal area of Morocco. It is a lowland species that is known to occur up to 700 m asl.
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Population [top]

Population:It is a locally abundant species.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species is found in open areas of loose, slightly moist sand and soil, where it may be found under rocks and at the base of sparse vegetation. It can be found at the margins of fields, and in courtyards, gardens and parks. It is also known from the Argan Forest. This is an ovoviparous species with litters of three to four young.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): This species is affected by agricultural intensification, and it might be threatened by coastal development. However, overall it is not believed to be significantly threatened.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in Souss-Massa National Park in Morocco

Citation: Miras, J.A.M., Joger, U., Slimani, T., El Mouden, H. & Geniez, P. 2006. Chalcides mionecton. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2006: e.T61482A12477040. . Downloaded on 17 July 2018.
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