Acanthodactylus ahmaddisii 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Reptilia Squamata Lacertidae

Scientific Name: Acanthodactylus ahmaddisii Werner, 2004

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1b(i,ii,iii)c(iv) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2006
Date Assessed: 2006-01-31
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Werner, Y., Disi, M. & Mousa Disi, A.M.
Reviewer(s): Stuart, S.N. & Cox, N. (Global Reptile Assessment)
Listed as Endangered because its extent of occurrence is less than 5,000 kmĀ², there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat, and there are severe fluctuations in the number of mature individuals.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This is a recently described species from central Jordan. It is believed to have a relatively small range and is thought to be restricted to a specific habitat type.
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Population [top]

Population:It is relatively common within suitable habitat. There are substantial fluctuations in population size related to rainfall.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It is found on hard clay soils, with small shrubs, in semi-desert. It is an egg-laying species.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Much of the habitat of this species (in particular the hard crust substrate) is threatened, or has been destroyed, by intensive agriculture, urbanisation and trampling by grazing animals.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is not believed to occur in any protected areas.

Citation: Werner, Y., Disi, M. & Mousa Disi, A.M. 2006. Acanthodactylus ahmaddisii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2006: e.T61452A12488476. . Downloaded on 19 July 2018.
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