Liolaemus dicktracyi 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Reptilia Squamata Liolaemidae

Scientific Name: Liolaemus dicktracyi
Species Authority: Espinoza & Lobo, 2003

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2009-06-30
Assessor(s): Espinoza, R. & Cruz, F.B.
Reviewer(s): Böhm, M., Collen, B. & Ram, M. (Sampled Red List Index Coordinating Team)
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.
Liolaemus dicktracyi is listed as Least Concern as there are currently no major threats acting on this species. This species has a restricted range of less than 5,000 km², so monitoring should be carried out in order to record its population numbers over time.

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. The area in which this species is distributed is approximately 596 km². It occurs between 2,600 and 2,800 m above sea level.
Countries occurrence:
Argentina (La Rioja)
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.
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.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The type of this species was collected many kilometres away from human settlements. The road is largely inaccessible by vehicles and there is very little livestock grazing in the area. Even if there was, the micro-habitat preference of this species (large boulders) would preclude it from the threat of livestock (R. Espinoza pers. comm. 2010). Therefore, it is unlikely that this species is affected by any major threats.

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.

Citation: Espinoza, R. & Cruz, F.B. 2010. Liolaemus dicktracyi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T178603A7579329. . Downloaded on 28 June 2016.
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