|Scientific Name:||Aspidoscelis rodecki|
|Species Authority:||(McCoy & Maslin, 1962)|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Near Threatened ver 3.1|
|Assessor/s:||Lee, J. & Calderón Mandujano, R.|
|Reviewer/s:||Cox, N., Chanson, J.S. & Stuart, S.N. (Global Reptile Assessment Coordinating Team)|
Listed as Near Threatened because it has a small range (less than 600km²), although it is common and is not currently in decline, but increasing infrastructure development may result in it being considered threatened in the near future under criteria A3 or B1.
|Range Description:||This species, endemic to the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico, is known only from Islas Contoy and Mujeres and from the vicinity of Puerto Juarez on the adjacent mainland of Quintana Roo. It occurs from around sea level.|
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|Population:||It is a common species, especially on the mainland.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||It is an inhabitant of shrubs in sandy beaches. On the mainland it can be found in areas where there has been infrastructure development such as restaurants, piers, etc. It is a parthenogenetic species.|
|Major Threat(s):||Infrastructure development for tourism and other housing is a major threat to the species' habitat.|
|Conservation Actions:||This species is protected by Mexican law under the category Pr (Special Protection). It is not known from any protected areas.|
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.
Lee, J.C. 1996. The Amphibians and Reptiles of the Yucatán Peninsula. Cornell University Press, Ithaca, New York. 500 pp.
Lee, J.C. 2000. A Field Guide to the Amphibians and Reptiles of the Maya World. Cornell University Press, Ithaca, New YorkA.
McCoy Jr., C.J. and Maslin, T.P. 1962. A review of the teiid lizard Cnemidophorus cozumelus and the recognition of a new race, Cnemidophorus cozumelus rodecki. Copeia 1962: 620-627.
|Citation:||Lee, J. & Calderón Mandujano, R. 2007. Aspidoscelis rodecki. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 23 April 2014.|
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