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Sceloporus adleri

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA REPTILIA SQUAMATA PHRYNOSOMATIDAE

Scientific Name: Sceloporus adleri
Species Authority: Smith & Savitzky, 1974

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2007
Date Assessed: 2007-03-01
Assessor(s): Canseco-Márquez, L., Campbell, J.A., Ponce-Campos, P. & Muñoz-Alonso, A.
Reviewer(s): Cox, N., Chanson, J.S. & Stuart, S.N. (Global Reptile Assessment Coordinating Team)
Justification:
Listed as Least Concern since, although its extent of occurrence is probably less than 5,000 km², it has a tolerance of habitat modification, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is endemic to Mexico, where it has been recorded from the Sierra Madre del Sur in central Guerrero State, Mexico. Populations are present between 1,500 and 3,000 m asl.
Countries:
Native:
Mexico
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Population [top]

Population: There is very little information about the abundance of this species.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This is a saxicolous species associated with limestone outcrops in pine-oak and fir scrub forest as well as in traditional corn fields with rocky areas. Animals can be found on rocks, tree limbs and fallen trunks, in pine forests.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There appear to be no major threats to this species, indeed, it is possible that deforestation could provide a more favourable habitat for the species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species is protected by Mexican law under the category Pr (Special Protection). It has been recorded from the Omiltemi Protected State Park. No direct conservation measures are currently needed for this species as a whole.

Citation: Canseco-Márquez, L., Campbell, J.A., Ponce-Campos, P. & Muñoz-Alonso, A. 2007. Sceloporus adleri. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 19 December 2014.
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