Acanthodactylus gongrorhynchatus

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA REPTILIA SQUAMATA LACERTIDAE

Scientific Name: Acanthodactylus gongrorhynchatus
Species Authority: Leviton & Anderson, 1967

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2012
Date Assessed: 2012-02-09
Assessor/s: Al Johany, A.M.H. & Els, J.
Reviewer/s: Cox, N.A. & Bowles, P.
Facilitator/s: Cox, N.A.
Justification:
This species is listed as Data Deficient in view of limited information concerning its distribution and its status within Saudi Arabia.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is endemic to the Arabian Peninsula. It has been recorded from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. It occurs from sea level up to around 300 m asl.
Countries:
Native:
Saudi Arabia; United Arab Emirates
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Population [top]

Population: It is not rare in the United Arab Emirates. It is known from few specimens in Saudi Arabia.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species is found on sandy substrates (Arnold 1980).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): It is threatened with real estate development in parts of its range (United Arab Emirates).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is found in protected areas in the United Arab Emirates.

Bibliography [top]

Arnold, E.N. 1980. The scientific results of the Oman flora and fauna survey 1977 (Dhofar). The reptiles and amphibians of Dhofar, southern Arabia. Journal of Oman Studies Special Report 2: 273-332.

IUCN. 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (ver. 2012.2). Available at: http://www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 17 October 2012).

Citation: Al Johany, A.M.H. & Els, J. 2012. Acanthodactylus gongrorhynchatus. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 18 April 2014.
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