Quedenfeldtia trachyblepharus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Reptilia Squamata Sphaerodactylidae

Scientific Name: Quedenfeldtia trachyblepharus (Boettger, 1873)
Common Name(s):
English Atlas Day Gecko

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened ver 3.1
Year Published: 2006
Date Assessed: 2006-01-31
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Assessor(s): Joger, U., Slimani, T., El Mouden, H. & Geniez, P.
Reviewer(s): Stuart, S.N. & Cox, N. (Global Reptile Assessment)
Listed as Near Threatened because its extent of occurrence is less than 20,000 km² and is severely fragmented, thus making the species close to qualifying for Vulnerable, but it does not appear to be in decline or significantly threatened.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is endemic to southwestern Morocco where it is generally found in the Toubkal massif and surrounding mountainous areas. It is found at elevations of around 1,200 to 4,000 m asl.
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Population [top]

Population:It can be a very common species within its limited range.
Current Population Trend:Stable
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species is associated with montane rock faces and boulders, often close to water sources. The female lays two to three clutches of a single egg, which are deposited in rock crevices.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no known threats to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It has been recorded from a few protected areas in Morocco.

Classifications [top]

0. Root -> 6. Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks)

In-Place Research, Monitoring and Planning
In-Place Land/Water Protection and Management
  Occur in at least one PA:Yes
In-Place Species Management
In-Place Education

Bibliography [top]

Arnold, E.N. 1990. The two species of Moroccan day geckoes, Quedenfeldtia (Reptilia: Gekkonidae). Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History), Zoology 31: 189–248

Bons, J. and Geniez, P. 1996. Amphibiens et Reptiles du Maroc (Sahara Occidental compris), Atlas biogéographique. 320 pp. Asoc. Herpetol. Espanola, Barcelona.

IUCN. 2006. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

Malkmus, R. 1981. Zur vertikalen Verbreitung einiger marokkanischer Amphibien und Reptilien (Oukaïmeden - Hoher Atlas). Salamandra 17(1/2): 206–207.

Schleich, H H., Kästle, W. and Kabisch, K. 1996. Amphibians and Reptiles of North Africa. Koeltz Scientific Books, Koenigstein.

Citation: Joger, U., Slimani, T., El Mouden, H. & Geniez, P. 2006. Quedenfeldtia trachyblepharus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2006: e.T61564A12516835. . Downloaded on 20 June 2018.
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