|Scientific Name:||Bothrops insularis|
|Species Authority:||(Amaral, 1921)|
Bothropoides insularis (Amaral, 1921)
Lachesis insularis Amaral, 1921
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Critically Endangered B1ab(iii)+2ab(iii) ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Marques, O.A.V., Martins, M. & Sazima, I.|
|Reviewer(s):||Hilton-Taylor, C. & Pollock, C.M. (Red List Programme Office)|
Bothrops insularis is known only from one location: a small island off southeastern Brazil (total area 43 ha). The species' highly restricted range and continuing decline in habitat quality, as a result of removal of vegetation by people from the Brazilian Navy who keep the lighthouse, qualify it for the Critically Endangered category.
|Range Description:||Bothrops insularis is known only from Queimada Grande Island, off the coast of São Paulo, southeastern Brazil (Campbell and Lamar 1989).|
Native:Brazil (São Paulo)
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|Habitat and Ecology:||The species occurs in lowland rainforest areas.|
|Major Threat(s):||The main threat to the species is the destruction of habitat. Large areas of the island have been destroyed through repeated burning. The continuation of such activities threaten the survival of the species.|
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Marques, O.A.V., Martins, M. and Sazima, I. 2002. A new insular species of pitviper from Brazil, with comments on evolutionary biology and conservation of the Bothrops jararaca group (Serpentes, Viviperidae). Herpetologica 58(3): 303-312.
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|Citation:||Marques, O.A.V., Martins, M. & Sazima, I. 2004. Bothrops insularis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 19 April 2015.|
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