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Adelophis copei

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA REPTILIA SQUAMATA NATRICIDAE

Scientific Name: Adelophis copei
Species Authority: Duges, 1879

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B2ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2007
Date Assessed: 2007-03-01
Assessor(s): Ponce-Campos, P. & García Aguayo, A.
Reviewer(s): Cox, N., Chanson, J.S. & Stuart, S.N. (Global Reptile Assessment Coordinating Team)
Justification:
This species is known from around ten locations spread across a wide area, however, the area of occupancy is estimated to be less than 2,000 km². The species occupies highland floodland areas and is threatened by ongoing habitat degradation and loss.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This snake has a patchy distribution in west-central Mexico, from western Jalisco to Michoacan, Guanajuato and Hidalgo, and reaching northern Morelos. It occurs from 1,200 to 1,500 m asl.
Countries:
Native:
Mexico
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Population [top]

Population: It is a very rare species, and very few specimens are known.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is a semi-aquatic snake, living in highland areas in flooded areas, damp meadows and grassy swamps.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Major threats to this species include habitat destruction due to agriculture and urban development.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species occurs in Sierra Los Huicholles protected area. It is also protected by Mexican legislation under category Pr (Special Protection).

Citation: Ponce-Campos, P. & García Aguayo, A. 2007. Adelophis copei. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 26 November 2014.
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