|Scientific Name:||Heremites vittatus (Olivier, 1804)|
Euprepes vittatus (Olivier, 1804)
Eutropis vittata (Olivier, 1804)
Mabuia vittata (Olivier, 1804)
Mabuya vittata (Olivier, 1804)
Scincus vittatus Olivier, 1804
Trachylepis vittata (Olivier, 1804)
|Taxonomic Source(s):||Karin, B.R., Metallinou, M., Weinell, J.L., Jackman, T.R and Bauer, A.M. 2016. Resolving the higher-order phylogenetic relationships of the circumtropical Mabuya group (Squamata: Scincidae): An out-f-Asia diversification. Molecular Phylogentics and Evolution 102: 202-232.|
|Taxonomic Notes:||Previously included in the genus Mabuya. Karin et al. (2016) now place this species in a separate genus Heremites.|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Böhme, W., Mateo, J.A., Joger, U., Slimani, T., El Mouden, E.H., Geniez, P., Hraoui-Bloquet, S., Nouira, M.S., Baha El Din, S., Lymberakis, P., Kaska, Y., Kumlutaş, Y., Kaya, U., Avci, A., Üzüm, N., Yeniyurt, C. & Akarsu, F.|
|Reviewer(s):||Cox, N.A. & Temple, H.J.|
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a degree of habitat modification, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
|Previously published Red List assessments:|
|Range Description:||This species ranges through North Africa from north-central and northeastern Algeria and central Tunisia, northern Libya and northern Egypt, central and northern Israel, western Jordan (with an isolated locality in the east), Lebanon, much of Syria, and central and southern Turkey. It also occurs on Cyprus. This species is found from sea level up to 2,500 m asl. In Turkey, it is found from sea level up to 1,000 m asl.|
Native:Algeria; Cyprus; Egypt; Israel; Jordan; Lebanon; Libya; Syrian Arab Republic; Tunisia; Turkey
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|Population:||It can be a common species, particularly in Lebanon, southern Turkey, and Cyprus. In Egypt, it is uncommon to rare.|
|Current Population Trend:||Stable|
|Habitat and Ecology:||This species is found in a wide variety of habitats. It occurs in open areas of sandy or stony soil with sparse grass or bushy vegetation. Animals may also be found at the edge of fields, on the banks of irrigation canals, or in rural gardens. In Egypt is found near to wetlands and in coastal areas. In Tunisia the species is largely restricted to areas of oasis. It is an ovoviviparous species, the females give birth to between three and six young.|
|Major Threat(s):||There appear to be no major threats to this widespread species. Populations may be locally impacted by conversion of land to agriculture or habitat loss to tourism development. There is some commercial collection of this species in Egypt.|
|Conservation Actions:||It is known from a number of protected areas throughout its range. Research into the range and collection of this species in Egypt is needed.|
|Amended reason:||The original assessment was published under the genus name Trachylepis but it is now treated under Heremites, hence the need for this amended version.|
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|Citation:||Böhme, W., Mateo, J.A., Joger, U., Slimani, T., El Mouden, E.H., Geniez, P., Hraoui-Bloquet, S., Nouira, M.S., Baha El Din, S., Lymberakis, P., Kaska, Y., Kumlutaş, Y., Kaya, U., Avci, A., Üzüm, N., Yeniyurt, C. & Akarsu, F. 2017. Heremites vittatus (amended version of 2009 assessment). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T61586A120691593.Downloaded on 21 June 2018.|
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