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Acanthodactylus ahmaddisii

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA REPTILIA SQUAMATA LACERTIDAE

Scientific Name: Acanthodactylus ahmaddisii
Species Authority: 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
Assessor(s): Werner, Y., Disi, M. & Mousa Disi, A.M.
Reviewer(s): Stuart, S.N. & Cox, N. (Global Reptile Assessment)
Justification:
Listed as Endangered because its extent of occurrence is less than 5,000 km², 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.
Countries:
Native:
Jordan
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Population [top]

Population: It is relatively common within suitable habitat. There are substantial fluctuations in population size related to rainfall.
Population Trend: Decreasing

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.
Systems: Terrestrial

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. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 20 December 2014.
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