Acanthodactylus ahmaddisii 

Scope:Global
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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Reptilia Squamata Lacertidae

Scientific Name: Acanthodactylus ahmaddisii
Species Authority: Werner, 2004

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1b(i,ii,iii)c(iv) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2006
Date Assessed: 2006-01-31
Assessor(s): Werner, Y., Disi, M. & Mousa Disi, A.M.
Reviewer(s): Stuart, S.N. & Cox, N. (Global Reptile Assessment)
Justification:
Listed as Endangered because its extent of occurrence is less than 5,000 km², there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat, and there are severe fluctuations in the number of mature individuals.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This is a recently described species from central Jordan. It is believed to have a relatively small range and is thought to be restricted to a specific habitat type.
Countries occurrence:
Native:
Jordan
Additional data:
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Population [top]

Population:It is relatively common within suitable habitat. There are substantial fluctuations in population size related to rainfall.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
Additional data:

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It is found on hard clay soils, with small shrubs, in semi-desert. It is an egg-laying species.
Systems:Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Much of the habitat of this species (in particular the hard crust substrate) is threatened, or has been destroyed, by intensive agriculture, urbanisation and trampling by grazing animals.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is not believed to occur in any protected areas.

Classifications [top]

3. Shrubland -> 3.5. Shrubland - Subtropical/Tropical Dry
suitability: Suitable  
0. Root -> 18. Unknown
suitability: Suitable  
1. Land/water protection -> 1.1. Site/area protection
2. Land/water management -> 2.1. Site/area management

In-Place Research, Monitoring and Planning
In-Place Land/Water Protection and Management
In-Place Species Management
In-Place Education
1. Residential & commercial development -> 1.1. Housing & urban areas
♦ timing: Ongoing    
→ Stresses
  • 1. Ecosystem stresses -> 1.1. Ecosystem conversion
  • 1. Ecosystem stresses -> 1.2. Ecosystem degradation

2. Agriculture & aquaculture -> 2.1. Annual & perennial non-timber crops -> 2.1.3. Agro-industry farming
♦ timing: Ongoing    
→ Stresses
  • 1. Ecosystem stresses -> 1.1. Ecosystem conversion
  • 1. Ecosystem stresses -> 1.2. Ecosystem degradation

2. Agriculture & aquaculture -> 2.3. Livestock farming & ranching -> 2.3.1. Nomadic grazing
♦ timing: Ongoing    
→ Stresses
  • 1. Ecosystem stresses -> 1.1. Ecosystem conversion
  • 1. Ecosystem stresses -> 1.2. Ecosystem degradation

1. Research -> 1.2. Population size, distribution & trends
1. Research -> 1.3. Life history & ecology
1. Research -> 1.5. Threats
1. Research -> 1.6. Actions
3. Monitoring -> 3.1. Population trends

Bibliography [top]

IUCN. 2006. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

Werner, Y.L. 2004. A new species of the Acanthodactylus pardalis group (Reptilia: Lacertidae) from Jordan. Zoology in the Middle East 32: 39–46


Citation: Werner, Y., Disi, M. & Mousa Disi, A.M. 2006. Acanthodactylus ahmaddisii. In: The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2006: e.T61452A12488476. . Downloaded on 26 July 2016.
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