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Plestiodon kishinouyei

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA REPTILIA SQUAMATA SCINCIDAE

Scientific Name: Plestiodon kishinouyei
Species Authority: (Stejneger, 1901)
Common Name(s):
English Japanese Skink, Kishinoue's Giant Skink
Synonym(s):
Eumeces kishinouyei Stejneger, 1901

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Lower Risk/near threatened ver 2.3
Year Published: 1996
Date Assessed: 1996-08-01
Annotations:
Needs updating
Assessor(s): World Conservation Monitoring Centre

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Rather widely distributed to the islands of the Yaeyama group of the southern Ryukus. (S-I, Ueno pers comm 1996)
Countries:
Native:
Japan (Nansei-shoto)
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Not particularly threatened on three major islands, but becomes nearly extinct on smaller islands, above all on the islands of Haterumajima and Irabujima, having been attacked by the Japanese weasel artificially introduced for exterminating rats and mice. (S-I, Ueno, pers comm 1996)

Citation: World Conservation Monitoring Centre 1996. Plestiodon kishinouyei. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 29 August 2015.
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