Plestiodon kishinouyei 


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
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
Needs updating
Assessor(s): World Conservation Monitoring Centre
Previously published Red List assessments:
1994 Rare (R)

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 occurrence:
Japan (Nansei-shoto)
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

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 1996: e.T8217A12900337. . Downloaded on 02 December 2015.
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