Sceloporus anahuacus 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Reptilia Squamata Phrynosomatidae

Scientific Name: Sceloporus anahuacus
Species Authority: Lara-Gongora, 1983
Taxonomic Notes: This species (especially female animals) is frequently misidentified as S. grammicus microlepidotus.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2007
Date Assessed: 2007-03-01
Assessor(s): Flores-Villela, O., Santos-Barrera, G. & Mendoza-Quijano, F.
Reviewer(s): Cox, N., Chanson, J.S. & Stuart, S.N. (Global Reptile Assessment Coordinating Team)
Listed as Least Concern because, although its extent of occurrence is presumably less than 5,000 km², it is common, adaptable, and does not appear to be in decline.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is found in the higher parts of the mountains bordering the south of the Mexican Valley in Distrito Federal and State of Mexico, Mexico. The species may occur more widely than is currently known. It is found from around 2,500 to at least 3,400 m asl
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Population [top]

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

Habitat and Ecology: The species is mainly saxicolous, it is commonly found in rock crevices in pine-forest. It can occur in secondary forest and disturbed areas. It is a viviparous species.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There appear to be no major threats to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The species occurs in at least two or three protected areas. Further research is needed into the distribution of this species because of previous confusion with other taxa.

Citation: Flores-Villela, O., Santos-Barrera, G. & Mendoza-Quijano, F. 2007. Sceloporus anahuacus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2007: e.T64085A12735435. . Downloaded on 29 November 2015.
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