Acanthodactylus boueti

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA REPTILIA SQUAMATA LACERTIDAE

Scientific Name: Acanthodactylus boueti
Species Authority: Chabanaud, 1917
Common Name/s:
English Chabanaud's Fringe-fingered Lizard

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2013
Date Assessed: 2012-07-16
Assessor/s: Branch, W.R., Rödel , M.-O., Segniagbeto, G. & Penner, J.
Reviewer/s: Bowles, P.
Justification:
Its only known from five localities with no confirmation yet of its distribution between these widely-separated sites. No information is available on its population status, natural history or threats, and it is consequently listed as Data Deficient.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is known from four records scattered across western Ghana, Benin (where it was originally described from Agouagon, near Glazoué, and is also known from Bassila) and central Nigeria (Trape et al. 2012). It was recently recorded from Payo, around 10 km from Mango in northern Togo, during a survey in March 2012 (G. Segniagbeto pers. comm. 2013). It is probably more widespread in West Africa's Guinean savanna zone (Trape et al. 2012). Recorded up to 500 m asl.
Countries:
Native:
Benin; Ghana; Nigeria; Togo
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Population [top]

Population: There is no information on the population status of this species.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species occurs in moist Guinean savanna (Trape et al. 2012) and drier Sudanian savanna (G. Segniagbeto pers. comm. 2012). There is no other information on its natural history.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Although no specific major threats are known to the sites where this lizard has been recorded, it is presently only known from five records and it is consequently unknown whether any threats exist to this species more generally.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in protected areas (Oti-Keran National Park in Togo). Surveys are needed to clarify this lizard's true distribution and natural history.

Bibliography [top]

IUCN. 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (ver. 2013.1). Available at: http://www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 12 June 2013).

Trape, J.-F., Trape, S. and Chirio, L. 2012. Lézards, crocodiles et tortues d'Afrique occidentale et du Sahara. IRD Editions, Marseille.

Citation: Branch, W.R., Rödel , M.-O., Segniagbeto, G. & Penner, J. 2013. Acanthodactylus boueti. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 25 April 2014.
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