Liolaemus dicktracyi 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Reptilia Squamata Liolaemidae

Scientific Name: Liolaemus dicktracyi Espinoza & Lobo, 2003

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2014-11-13
Assessor(s): Avila, L. & Abdala, S.
Reviewer(s): Bowles, P.
Contributor(s): De Silva, R., Milligan, H.T., Wearn, O.R., Wren, S., Zamin, T., Sears, J., Wilson, P., Lewis, S., Lintott, P. & Powney, G.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): NatureServe
Liolaemus dicktracyi is listed as Vulnerable because it has a very restricted range, and there is a mining project that, if developed, will affect most of the population of this species.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is known only from the immediate vicinity of the type locality, Portezuelo Blanco, 26.5 km west of Famatina on road to Cueva de Perez, Sierra de Famatina, Departamento Famatina, La Rioja, Argentina and a site 8.4 km southeast of the type locality. It occurs between 2,600 and 2,800 m above sea level. The area of occupancy of this species is estimated in 8 km2.
Countries occurrence:
Argentina (La Rioja)
Additional data:
Estimated area of occupancy (AOO) - km2:8
Lower elevation limit (metres):2600
Upper elevation limit (metres):2800
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Population [top]

Population:There are no population data available for this species. It is common.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species is found in rocky areas of steep cliffs and hillsides in 'pre-puna' habitat, which is characterized by grasses and small shrubs. It is saxicolous, viviparous and feeds mainly on insects.

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: There is no known use of or trade in this species.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There is a planned project for a very large open pit mine, but it is currently on hold due to the opposition of the local community. If the project moves forward, it is very likely that most of the habitat of this species will be destroyed.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are currently no conservation measures in place for this species. Population monitoring should be carried out as this species is highly restricted. It is classified as Non Threatened in Argentina (Abdala et al. 2012).

Citation: Avila, L. & Abdala, S. 2016. Liolaemus dicktracyi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T178603A56053177. . Downloaded on 20 May 2018.
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