Chalcides montanus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Reptilia Squamata Scincidae

Scientific Name: Chalcides montanus Werner, 1931
Common Name(s):
English Mountain Skink

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened 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 Near Threatened because, although its extent of occurrence is less than 20,000 kmĀ², it occurs in a habitat that is not under significant threat, and so it is probably not in decline.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is endemic to the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco. It is found between 2,300 and 2,830 m asl.
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Population [top]

Population:It is a rare species that is not thought to be abundant within its narrow range.
Current Population Trend:Stable
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species is found in cool montane cedar plantations, juniper forest, bushland, fields, meadows and damp areas close to streams. It hibernates in the winter. It is a viviparous species.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Although the species is not believed to be significantly threatened, habitat destruction through removal of firewood is thought to be a local threat to this species in parts of its range.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It has been recorded from the Toubkral National Park.

Citation: Miras, J.A.M., Joger, U., Slimani, T., El Mouden, H. & Geniez, P. 2006. Chalcides montanus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2006: e.T61483A12477437. . Downloaded on 22 September 2018.
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