Ophiomorus latastii 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Reptilia Squamata Scincidae

Scientific Name: Ophiomorus latastii Boulenger, 1887

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2006
Date Assessed: 2006-01-31
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Disi, M., A.M., Werner, Y., Crochet, P-A., Hraoui-Bloquet, S. & Sadek, R.
Reviewer(s): Stuart, S.N. & Cox, N. (Global Reptile Assessment)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of the absence of recent information on its extent of occurrence, threats, status and ecological requirements.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species occurs in central and northern Israel, southwestern Syria and western Jordan. It has not been recorded from Lebanon but might occur there. In Israel it is suspected that the species possibly occurs as isolated populations, although further field studies are needed to confirm this.
Countries occurrence:
Israel; Jordan; Palestinian Territory, Occupied; Syrian Arab Republic
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Population [top]

Population:The abundance of this fossorial species is difficult to determine. It is very poorly known.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It is a fossorial species that occurs in sandy areas, with high humidity, where it can burrow into the substrate and under stones. It is not known if the species can be found in modified habitats.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The threats to this species are not well known. It is locally threatened in northern Jordan by agricultural intensification.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species has been recorded from the Wadi Al Mawjib Protected area in Jordan. It is protected by national legislation in Israel.

Citation: Disi, M., A.M., Werner, Y., Crochet, P-A., Hraoui-Bloquet, S. & Sadek, R. 2006. Ophiomorus latastii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2006: e.T61539A12510871. . Downloaded on 20 May 2018.
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