Lerista allochira 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Reptilia Squamata Scincidae

Scientific Name: Lerista allochira Kendrick, 1989
Common Name(s):
English Cape Range Slider

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2017
Date Assessed: 2017-02-22
Assessor(s): How, R., Cowan, M. & Ford, S.
Reviewer(s): Bowles, P.
Contributor(s): Woods, C.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Tognelli, M., De Silva, R., Milligan, H.T., Wearn, O.R., Wren, S., Zamin, T., Sears, J., Wilson, P., Lewis, S., Lintott, P., Powney, G.
Although this species has a very restricted distribution, its population is presumed stable, most of its range occurs within a protected area, and there are no major threats currently affecting its population. Therefore, it is listed as Least Concern.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is known from the Northwest Cape of Western Australia (Cogger 2014). Its type locality is Yardie Creek Gorge (Kendrick 1989).
Countries occurrence:
Australia (Western Australia)
Additional data:
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Population [top]

Population:There are no population data available for this species. The area where it occurs has not been well surveyed, but it is suspected to be an uncommon species.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species is presumed to be a burrowing species and has been reported from dissected limestone gorges and plateaus, preferring sparsely vegetated areas (Kendrick 1989, Cogger 2014).

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: There are no reports of this species being utilized.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no known threat processes impacting this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no known species-specific conservation measures in place for this species, however it is listed as a priority 3 fauna under Western Australian legislation, indicating that the species and most of the range of the species is not under imminent threat, though survey work is urgently needed. Most of the range of this species coincides with the Cape Range National Park (G. Shea pers. comm. 2008). Research into its distribution and abundance.

Classifications [top]

0. Root -> 6. Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks)

In-Place Research, Monitoring and Planning
In-Place Land/Water Protection and Management
  Occur in at least one PA:Yes
In-Place Species Management
In-Place Education
1. Research -> 1.2. Population size, distribution & trends

Bibliography [top]

Cogger, H.G. 2014. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia: Seventh Edition. CSIRO Publishing, Collingwood, Victoria.

IUCN. 2017. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2017-3. Available at: www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 7 December 2017).

Kendrick, PG. 1989. Two new species of Lerista (Lacertilia: Scincidae) from the Cape Range and Kennedy Range of Western Australia. Journal of Herpetology 23(4): 350-355.

Citation: How, R., Cowan, M. & Ford, S. 2017. Lerista allochira. In: . The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T178677A101751148. . Downloaded on 22 June 2018.
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