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Abronia oaxacae

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA REPTILIA SQUAMATA ANGUIDAE

Scientific Name: Abronia oaxacae
Species Authority: (Günther, 1885)
Common Name(s):
English Oaxaca Arboreal Alligator Lizard
Synonym(s):
Gerrhonotus oaxacae Günther, 1885

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2007
Date Assessed: 2007-03-01
Assessor(s): Campbell, J.A.
Reviewer(s): Cox, N., Chanson, J.S. & Stuart, S.N. (Global Reptile Assessment Coordinating Team)
Justification:
Listed as Vulnerable because its extent of occurrence is less than 20,000 km², its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its forest habitat.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is endemic to the Variance highlands in central Oaxaca State, Mexico. It has been recorded at elevations of 2,100 to 2,743 m asl.
Countries:
Native:
Mexico
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Population [top]

Population: It is a moderately common species.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This is an arboreal species found in primary pine-oak forest. It has been recorded from moderately disturbed areas.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): This species is threatened by the conversion of forested areas to agricultural land.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species is protected by Mexican law under the category Pr (Special Protection). It has not been recorded from any protected areas. There is a need to maintain forested areas for this species.

Citation: Campbell, J.A. 2007. Abronia oaxacae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 19 September 2014.
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