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Conophis morai 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Reptilia Squamata Dipsadidae

Scientific Name: Conophis morai Pérez-Higareda, López-Luna & Smith, 2002

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2007
Date Assessed: 2007-03-01
Annotations:
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Lopez Luna, M.A.
Reviewer(s): Cox, N., Chanson, J.S. & Stuart, S.N. (Global Reptile Assessment Coordinating Team)
Justification:
Listed as Data Deficient since it is still known only from one specimen collected in 1999. Further information on range, population and threats to this species are needed before an assessment can be made.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is known only from the type locality; Ejido Ruiz Cortines on the southeastern slope of the San Martín Tuxtla Volcano, in the Los Tuxtlas region of the state of Veracruz, Mexico, from 1,050 m asl.
Countries occurrence:
Native:
Mexico
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Population [top]

Population:This species is currently known only from one specimen. There is no information known about the population status of this species.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:The one specimen was collected in rainforest on the southeastern slope of a volcano.
Systems:Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The range of the species is within a protected area so it is unlikely to be experiencing substantial habitat destruction. However, with only one specimen known it is impossible to hypothesize if there are any threats to the species overall.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The type locality is within Los Tuxtlas Biosphere Reserve. Further specimens are needed to verify the taxonomic status of this species. More information on range, ecology, population and threats is also needed.

Citation: Lopez Luna, M.A. 2007. Conophis morai. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2007: e.T63759A12713959. . Downloaded on 20 July 2018.
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