Sceloporus cautus 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Reptilia Squamata Phrynosomatidae

Scientific Name: Sceloporus cautus
Species Authority: Smith, 1938

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2007
Date Assessed: 2007-03-01
Assessor(s): Mendoza-Quijano, F.
Reviewer(s): Cox, N., Chanson, J.S. & Stuart, S.N. (Global Reptile Assessment Coordinating Team)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, 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 from western Zacatecas, southwards to Coahuila and northwestern San Luis Potosi. It is present between around 1,500 and 1,900 m asl.
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Population [top]

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

Habitat and Ecology: It occurs in primary tropical xerophytic shrubland. It does not occur in agricultural areas. It is an oviparous species.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The arid habitat of this species is threatened by transformation, in recent decades, to open agricultural areas.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It may occur in Parque Nacional Cumbres de Monterray, although this needs to be confirmed. Further research into the distribution, ecology and life history of this species is needed.

Citation: Mendoza-Quijano, F. 2007. Sceloporus cautus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2007: e.T64092A12737015. . Downloaded on 28 November 2015.
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