Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Reptilia Squamata Phrynosomatidae

Scientific Name: Sceloporus carinatus
Species Authority: Smith, 1936

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2013
Date Assessed: 2012-05-08
Assessor(s): Campbell, J.A. & Muñoz-Alonso, A.
Reviewer(s): Bowles, P.
Listed as Least Concern since, although its extent of occurrence is less than 20,000 km², it is common and somewhat adaptable with a presumed large population, and it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
Previously published Red List assessments:
2007 Least Concern (LC)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is endemic to the Grijalva Valley of Chiapas State, Mexico, and adjacent parts of Guatemala. It has been recorded at elevations between 500 and 1,000 meters.
Countries occurrence:
Guatemala; Mexico
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Population [top]

Population: This is a common species.
Current Population Trend: Stable
Additional data:

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: These lizards can be found on boulders and low trees within dry forest and pine-scrub habitats, including disturbed areas.
Systems: Terrestrial
Movement patterns: Not a Migrant

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade:

This species is not utilized or traded to any significant degree.

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Conservation needs include better information on the species' distribution, abundance, population trend, and threats. Populations of this species are present in the Cañon del Sumidero National Park and La Sepultura Biosphere Reserve.

Citation: Campbell, J.A. & Muñoz-Alonso, A. 2013. Sceloporus carinatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T64091A3133102. . Downloaded on 13 October 2015.
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