|Scientific Name:||Leptophis modestus|
|Species Authority:||(Günther, 1872)|
Ahaetulla modesta Günther, 1872
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Vulnerable B1ab(iii) ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Campbell, J.A. & Muñoz-Alonso, A.|
Listed as Vulnerable because the extent of occurrence is less than 20,000 km², it occurs as a severely fragmented population, and because there is ongoing deforestation of the species' habitat and it is unable to adapt to disturbed environments.
|Range Description:||This species is known from northeastern Chiapas, Mexico, and central Guatemala to northwestern El Salvador and southwestern Honduras. It occurs from 1,500 to 2,000 m asl (Wilson and Johnson 2010).|
Native:El Salvador; Guatemala; Honduras; Mexico
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|Population:||This species is becoming increasingly uncommon in some areas, especially in Mexico.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||This snake is an inhabitant of montane rainforest and cloud forest. While it can occasionally be present in recently disturbed areas, it is not able to persist in these habitats.|
|Use and Trade:||
This species is not utilized or traded to any significant degree.
|Major Threat(s):||Deforestation is a major threat to this species, mainly for timber extraction, agriculture and livestock raising.|
|Conservation Actions:||This species is protected by Mexican law under the category Pr (Special Protection). It is found in several protected areas, both in Mexico and Guatemala.|
|Citation:||Campbell, J.A. & Muñoz-Alonso, A. 2013. Leptophis modestus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 20 December 2014.|