Alsophis rijgersmaei 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Reptilia Squamata Dipsadidae

Scientific Name: Alsophis rijgersmaei
Species Authority: Cope, 1869
Common Name(s):
English Anguilla Racer, Leeward Island Racer
Alsophis rijersmai Cope, 1869 [orth. error]

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered A2ce ver 2.3
Year Published: 1996
Date Assessed: 1996-08-01
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Day, M.
Previously published Red List assessments:
1994 Vulnerable (V)

Geographic Range [top]

Countries occurrence:
Anguilla; Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba (Saba, Sint Eustatius); Guadeloupe; Saint Barthélemy; Saint Martin (French part); Sint Maarten (Dutch part)
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The introduction of mongooses to St Martin resulted in only a tiny remnant population remaining there. Feral and pet cats on both Anguilla and St Bathelemy are believed to be significant predators. Habitat loss, degradation and fragmentation is still occurring in all three islands due to development

Citation: Day, M. 1996. Alsophis rijgersmaei. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1996: e.T941A13097278. . Downloaded on 27 November 2015.
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