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Sceloporus cautus

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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)
Justification:
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.
Countries:
Native:
Mexico
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Population [top]

Population: It is a common species.
Population Trend: Decreasing

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. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 31 October 2014.
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