Abronia ramirezi

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA REPTILIA SQUAMATA ANGUIDAE

Scientific Name: Abronia ramirezi
Species Authority: Campbell, 1994
Common Name/s:
English Ramirez's Alligator Lizard

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2007
Date Assessed: 2007-03-01
Assessor/s: Campbell, J.A. & Muñoz-Alonso, A.
Reviewer/s: Cox, N., Chanson, J.S. & Stuart, S.N. (Global Reptile Assessment Coordinating Team)
Justification:
Listed as Data Deficient in view of the absence of recent information on its extent of occurrence, threats and conservation status. It is known only from a single specimen and may possibly occur more widely distributed than currently recognized.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is known only from the type locality in the Sierra Madre de Chiapas, western Chiapas, Mexico. It was collected at 800 m asl. It seems possible that the species is more widely distributed than currently recognized.
Countries:
Native:
Mexico
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Population [top]

Population: This species is known only from a single specimen collected around 1993. There has been limited recent field surveys in the area of collection, with no new individuals have been found. It seems likely that it is difficult to find this species because of its arboreal habits.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This arboreal species was collected in tropical dry forest. Although it is tolerant of some habitat disturbance, populations need large trees to persist.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There is general deforestation and transformation of land in areas of agriculture. However, much suitable habitat remains and this is not currently considered to be threatened.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The species has not been recorded from any protected areas. Further surveys are needed to determine the full extent of occurrence, to learn more of the species ecology and to identify and serious future threats to populations.

Bibliography [top]

Campbell, J.A. 1994. A new species of elongate Abronia (Squamata: Anguidae) from Chiapas, Mexico. Herpetologica 50(1): 1-7.

IUCN. 2007. 2007 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Available at: www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 12th September 2007).

Köhler, G. 2003. Reptiles of Central America. Herpeton, Germany. 368 pp.

Citation: Campbell, J.A. & Muñoz-Alonso, A. 2007. Abronia ramirezi. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 18 April 2014.
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