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Sceloporus angustus

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA REPTILIA SQUAMATA PHRYNOSOMATIDAE

Scientific Name: Sceloporus angustus
Species Authority: (Dickerson, 1919)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2007
Date Assessed: 2007-03-01
Assessor(s): Frost, D.R.
Reviewer(s): Cox, N., Chanson, J.S. & Stuart, S.N. (Global Reptile Assessment Coordinating Team)
Justification:
Listed as Least Concern because, although its extent of occurrence is less than 20 km², it is common, reasonably adaptable, and does not appear to be in decline. The islands are not inhabited by humans and not considered to be at particular risk from invasive species introductions or from hurricanes and other natural disasters.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is endemic to the islands of San Diego and Santa Cruz in the Gulf of California, Mexico (Grismer 2002).
Countries:
Native:
Mexico
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Population [top]

Population: This lizard is abundant throughout its limited range.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species seems to be ubiquitous in both islands exploiting a great variety of habitats such as rocky areas, caves along beaches, areas of beach cobble stones, sandy substrate, with animals also seen on the branches of small bushes and the limbs of cardones (cacti).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): This species is not believed to be facing any major threats.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Both islands inhabited by this species are part of the Biosphere Reserve "Islas del Golfo de California". Grismer (2002) recommends that this species needs further field studies (especially with regards to the natural history and ecology) as it is very poorly known.

Citation: Frost, D.R. 2007. Sceloporus angustus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 25 July 2014.
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