Bothriechis rowleyi 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Reptilia Squamata Viperidae

Scientific Name: Bothriechis rowleyi (Bogert, 1968)
Common Name(s):
English Rowley's Palm Pit Viper
Bothrops rowleyi Bogert, 1968

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1ab(iii)+2ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2007
Date Assessed: 2007-03-01
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Canseco-Márquez, L. & Muñoz-Alonso, A.
Reviewer(s): Cox, N., Chanson, J.S. & Stuart, S.N. (Global Reptile Assessment Coordinating Team)
Listed as Vulnerable because its extent of occurrence is less than 20,000 km², its area of occupancy is less than 2,000 km², its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species inhabits intermediate elevations of extreme southeastern Oaxaca, Mexico; these highlands include Cerro Baúl, Cerro Azul, and Cerro Atravesado. A single specimen known from the Selva Negra of the northern Chiapan highlands appears to be this species. Most of the range is on the Atlantic drainage, but the species also occurs sporadically on the Pacific versant. Its elevational range is from 1,500 to 1,830 m asl.
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Population [top]

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

Habitat and Ecology:It inhabits cloud forest and mesic ravines in pine-oak forest. It is found in primary forests and coffee plantations.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Deforestation and transformation of the land to agricultural areas are the main threats. The pet trade is also a potential threat to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species is protected by Mexican law under the category Pr (Special Protection). It is found in Laguna Belgica, state park in Chiapas, Mexico.

Citation: Canseco-Márquez, L. & Muñoz-Alonso, A. 2007. Bothriechis rowleyi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2007: e.T64304A12761506. . Downloaded on 22 September 2018.
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