Abronia martindelcampoi

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA REPTILIA SQUAMATA ANGUIDAE

Scientific Name: Abronia martindelcampoi
Species Authority: Flores & Sánchez, 2003
Taxonomic Notes: This species was originally allocated to A. depii.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2007
Date Assessed: 2007-03-01
Assessor(s): Canseco-Márquez, L., Campbell, J.A., Ponce-Campos, P., Muñoz-Alonso, A. & García Aguayo, A.
Reviewer(s): Cox, N., Chanson, J.S. & Stuart, S.N. (Global Reptile Assessment Coordinating Team)
Justification:
Listed as Endangered because its extent of occurrence is less than 5,000 km², all individuals are in fewer than five locations, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is known only from the vicinity of Omiltemi in the Sierra Madre del Sur of Guerrero State, Mexico. It has been recorded from 2,100 to 2,600 m asl.
Countries:
Native:
Mexico
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Population [top]

Population: This species is moderately abundant within its few known localities. It is easily found during surveys and does not appear to be a rare animal.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This is an arboreal species of montane pine-oak forest. It is suspected that the species does not adapt well to significant levels of deforestation.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): This species is significantly threatened by the loss of pine-oak forest through logging activities and the conversion of land to agricultural use. Additionally, populations are threatened by directly set forest fires.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The species has been recorded from the Omiltemi Protected State Park. Further conservation related activities and research are urgently needed to preserve this species and its habitat.

Bibliography [top]

Campbell, J.A. and Frost, D.R. 1993. Anguid lizards of the genus Abronia: revisionary notes, descriptions of four new species, a phylogenetic analysis, and key. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 216: 1-121.

Flores-Villela, O. and Sánchez, O. 2003. A new species of Abronia (Squamata: Anguidae) from the Sierra Madre del Sur of Guerrero, Mexico, with comments on Abronia deppee. Herpetologica 59: 524-531.

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


Citation: Canseco-Márquez, L., Campbell, J.A., Ponce-Campos, P., Muñoz-Alonso, A. & García Aguayo, A. 2007. Abronia martindelcampoi. In: The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 22 July 2014.
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