Parvilacerta fraasii 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Reptilia Squamata Lacertidae

Scientific Name: Parvilacerta fraasii (Lehrs, 1910)
Common Name(s):
English Fraas' Lizard
Lacerta fraasii Lehrs, 1910

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2006
Date Assessed: 2006-01-31
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Hraoui-Bloquet, S. & Sadek, R.
Reviewer(s): Stuart, S.N. & Cox, N. (Global Reptile Assessment)
Listed as Endangered because its extent of occurrence is less than 5,000 kmĀ², its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is presumed to be a current, as well as a projected, decline in the extent and quality of its habitat.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is endemic to the Mount Lebanon Range and the Anti-Lebanon Mountains in Lebanon, and is believed to occur in adjacent Syria. It is found at between and 1,800 to 2,400 m asl.
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Population [top]

Population:It is a common species in suitable habitat.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It is found in open alpine habitats with sparse, cushion-type, vegetation. These areas are dry in summer and covered with snow in the winter (Odierna et al. 1995). The species is not found on steep slopes. It can be found in some modified areas, as long as there is some cover for the species to hide in. There are generally few habitations within the range of the species. This species lays a clutch of three to four eggs.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The species has a restricted range and is potentially threatened by habitat loss through overgrazing by sheep and goats, by expansion and development of the ski industry and by climate change.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species is not present in any protected areas.

Citation: Hraoui-Bloquet, S. & Sadek, R. 2006. Parvilacerta fraasii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2006: e.T61522A12502475. . Downloaded on 20 June 2018.
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