Dalmatolacerta oxycephala 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Reptilia Squamata Lacertidae

Scientific Name: Dalmatolacerta oxycephala (Duméril and Bibron, 1839)
Common Name(s):
English Sharp-snouted Rock Lizard
Lacerta oxycephala Duméril and Bibron, 1839
Lacerta oxycephala Duméril & Bibron, 1839

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2009
Date Assessed: 2008-12-14
Assessor(s): Jelka Crnobrnja Isailovic, Rastko Ajtic, Milan Vogrin
Reviewer(s): Cox, N. and Temple, H.J. (Global Reptile Assessment)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is present in Mediterranean and sub-Mediterranean habitats in southern Croatia (including some Adriatic islands), southern Bosnia-Herzegovina, and Montenegro. It possibly also occurs in Albania but this requires confirmation. It has an elevational range of sea level to around 1,600m asl.
Countries occurrence:
Bosnia and Herzegovina; Croatia; Montenegro
Additional data:
Upper elevation limit (metres):1600
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Population [top]

Population:It can occur at high densities in suitable habitat.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It is a sun-loving species generally found in rocky areas, on cliffs and also on buildings in towns and villages. The females lay clutches of two to four eggs. It is quite an adaptable species.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): It might have been traded in the past, but this is not occurring much anymore. A dam might be built that would affect the northern population of the species. Otherwise it is a relatively unthreatened species at present.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is listed on Annex III of the Bern Convention and is protected in some countries by national legislation. Its range includes several protected areas.

Citation: Jelka Crnobrnja Isailovic, Rastko Ajtic, Milan Vogrin. 2009. Dalmatolacerta oxycephala. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2009: e.T61528A12505349. . Downloaded on 18 June 2018.
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