Geophis anocularis


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Geophis anocularis
Species Authority: Dunn, 1920
Common Name(s):
English Sierra Mije Earth Snake

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern 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)
Listed as Least Concern, although this species has a restricted distribution, it appears to be locally abundant and adaptable to habitat disturbance.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known from the vicinity of Totontepec on the Atlantic slopes of the Sierra Mixe, Oaxaca, Mexico. It occurs from 1,500 to 2,000 m asl.
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Population [top]

Population: It is a locally abundant species.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It inhabits lower cloud forest. It can also persist in cleared, wet grassy areas.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no known threats to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species is protected by Mexican law under the category Pr (Special Protection). It does not occur in any protected areas.

Citation: Campbell, J.A. 2007. Geophis anocularis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 29 August 2015.
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