Storeria hidalgoensis 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Reptilia Squamata Natricidae

Scientific Name: Storeria hidalgoensis Taylor, 1942

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2007
Date Assessed: 2007-03-01
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Mendoza-Quijano, F.
Reviewer(s): Cox, N., Chanson, J.S. & Stuart, S.N. (Global Reptile Assessment Coordinating Team)
Listed as Vulnerable because its extent of occurrence is less than 20,000 kmĀ², 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 Sierra Madre Oriental of Mexico, where it ranges from Nuevo Leon, through Tamaulipas and eastern San Luis Potosi to northeastern Hidalgo. It occurs between 1,400 and 1,800 m asl.
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Population [top]

Population:It is a common species.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This terrestrial species occurs in primary and secondary cloud forest, pine forest, pine-oak forest and fir forests. It is not believed to occur in agricultural areas, but may occur in cattle pasture. It is a viviparous species.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): It is threatened by severe fragmentation of suitable habitat by conversion to agricultural land throughout its range. Animals cannot move between habitat fragments.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is present in at least four protected areas. Further research is needed into the distribution, ecology and biology of this species.

Citation: Mendoza-Quijano, F. 2007. Storeria hidalgoensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2007: e.T63929A12729181. . Downloaded on 25 September 2018.
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