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Sceloporus bicanthalis

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA REPTILIA SQUAMATA PHRYNOSOMATIDAE

Scientific Name: Sceloporus bicanthalis
Species Authority: Smith, 1937

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.
Reviewer(s): Cox, N., Chanson, J.S. & Stuart, S.N. (Global Reptile Assessment Coordinating Team)
Justification:
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a degree 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 ranges eastwards from the eastern perimeter of the valley of Mexico to the Sierra Madre Oriental in the State of Veracruz. It ranges between 2,900 and 4,400 m asl.
Countries:
Native:
Mexico
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Population [top]

Population: This species is moderately common within its restricted range.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species is associated with macoyos grassland habitats (bunched-grass) within open pine forests. It can be found in both primary and secondary habitat, but it is absent from heavily 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: It has been recorded from the Pico de Orizaba Parque Nacional. There are no conservation measures needed for this species.

Citation: Flores-Villela, O. & Santos-Barrera, G. 2007. Sceloporus bicanthalis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 28 November 2014.
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