Alsophis rufiventris 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Reptilia Squamata Dipsadidae

Scientific Name: Alsophis rufiventris
Species Authority: (Duméril, Bibron & Duméril,1854)
Common Name(s):
English Orange-bellied Racer, Red-bellied Racer, Saba Racer
Dromicus rufiventris Duméril, Bibron & Duméril,1854

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1+2ce 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]

Range Description: Remaining distribution <100km2 and restricted to two subpopulations
Countries occurrence:
Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba (Saba, Sint Eustatius)
Regionally extinct:
Saint Kitts and Nevis
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Extirpated historically from Nevis and St Kitts due to the introduction of mongooses. Pet and probably feral cats also threaten the remaining populations. Loss of habitat and degradation continue on St Eustatius.

Citation: Day, M. 1996. Alsophis rufiventris. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1996: e.T942A13097369. . Downloaded on 28 November 2015.
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