|Scientific Name:||Bothriechis rowleyi|
|Species Authority:||(Bogert, 1968)|
Bothrops rowleyi Bogert, 1968
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Vulnerable B1ab(iii)+2ab(iii) ver 3.1|
|Assessor/s:||Canseco-Márquez, L. & Muñoz-Alonso, A.|
|Reviewer/s:||Cox, N., Chanson, J.S. & Stuart, S.N. (Global Reptile Assessment Coordinating Team)|
Listed as Vulnerable because its extent of occurrence is less than 20,000 km², its area of occupancy is less than 2,000 km², its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat.
|Range Description:||This species inhabits intermediate elevations of extreme southeastern Oaxaca, Mexico; these highlands include Cerro Baúl, Cerro Azul, and Cerro Atravesado. A single specimen known from the Selva Negra of the northern Chiapan highlands appears to be this species. Most of the range is on the Atlantic drainage, but the species also occurs sporadically on the Pacific versant. Its elevational range is from 1,500 to 1,830 m asl.|
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|Population:||It is a rare species.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||It inhabits cloud forest and mesic ravines in pine-oak forest. It is found in primary forests and coffee plantations.|
|Major Threat(s):||Deforestation and transformation of the land to agricultural areas are the main threats. The pet trade is also a potential threat to this species.|
|Conservation Actions:||This species is protected by Mexican law under the category Pr (Special Protection). It is found in Laguna Belgica, state park in Chiapas, Mexico.|
Alvarez del Toro, M. 1983. Los reptiles de Chiapas. 3ra edicion. Instituto Zoologico del Estado, Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas, Mexico.
Campbell, J.A. and Lamar, W.W. 1989. The venomous reptiles of Latin America. Cornell University Press, Ithaca, New York.
Campbell, J.A. and Lamar, W.W. 2004. The Venomous Reptiles of the Western Hemisphere. Comstock, Ithaca, New York and London, UK.
IUCN. 2007. 2007 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Available at: www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 12th September 2007).
Jimenez-Lang, N., Vidal, R. and Luna, R. 2002. Registro adicional de Bothriechis rowleyi (Serpientes: Viperidae) en Chiapas Mexico. Boletin de la Sociedad Herpetologica Mexicana 10(2): 43-45.
|Citation:||Canseco-Márquez, L. & Muñoz-Alonso, A. 2007. Bothriechis rowleyi. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 09 March 2014.|
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