Teira dugesii 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Reptilia Squamata Lacertidae

Scientific Name: Teira dugesii (Milne-Edwards, 1829)
Common Name(s):
English Madeira Lizard
Lacerta dugesii Milne-Edwards, 1829
Lacerta dugesii (Milne-Edwards, 1829)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2009
Date Assessed: 2008-12-14
Assessor(s): Paulo Sá-Sousa, Roberto Sindaco
Reviewer(s): Cox, N. and Temple, H.J. (Global Reptile Assessment)
Listed as Least Concern because, although its Extent of Occurrence is less than 5,000 km2, it is common, occurs in habitats that are not significantly threatened, and does not appear to be in decline.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is endemic to Portuguese island of Madeira, the Desertas Islands, Porto Santo Island and the Selvagens Islands. It was introduced to the Azores Islands (where it is widespread) before 1860, and more recently to the harbour area of Lisbon (where it is localised). It is found from sea level up to 1,850m asl.
Countries occurrence:
Additional data:
Upper elevation limit (metres):1850
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Population [top]

Population:It is an abundant species.
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:Yes

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species is generally found in arid areas with sparse vegetation. It may also occur in open woodland, rocky and cultivated areas. The females lay two to three clutches of eggs annually. Animals have been observed being accidentally transported on ships.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no known major threats to this species. It is often considered to be a pest species, and is controlled in vineyards as it eats grapes.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species occurs in some protected areas. It is listed on Appendix II of the Bern Convention.

Errata [top]

Errata reason: This errata version of the assessment has been published to correct a typo in the distribution section of this species which stated that the species occurs on "La Gartixa de Madeira" which has been corrected so that it now reads that the species is from "Madeira".

Citation: Paulo Sá-Sousa, Roberto Sindaco. 2009. Teira dugesii (errata version published in 2017). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2009: e.T61521A121720531. . Downloaded on 19 August 2018.
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