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Sceloporus chaneyi

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA REPTILIA SQUAMATA PHRYNOSOMATIDAE

Scientific Name: Sceloporus chaneyi
Species Authority: Liner & Dixon, 1992

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(iii) 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 Endangered because its extent of occurrence is much less than 5,000 km², its distribution is considered to be severely fragmented in the future, and there is projected to be a continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is endemic to Mexico, where it ranges in the Sierra Peña Nevada in southern Nuevo Leon and Sierra La Gloria, in southwestern Tamaulipas. It has an elevational range of 2,550 to 2,880 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: This species is present in arid areas of pine-oak forest and chaparral. It can be found in the axils of agaves. It is not found in disturbed habitats. It is an oviparous species.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The species is potentially threatened by loss or severe fragmentation of habitat through agricultural expansion within the region in the near future.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There is work underway to designate a protected areas in the region of the Sierra Peña Nevada where this species occurs. Further research is needed into the ecology of this species.

Citation: Mendoza-Quijano, F. 2007. Sceloporus chaneyi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 02 September 2014.
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