Psammodromus microdactylus


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Psammodromus microdactylus
Species Authority: (Boettger, 1881)
Common Name(s):
English Small-fingered Psammodromus, Green Psammodromus
Algira microdactyla Boettger, 1881

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(iii,v) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2006
Date Assessed: 2006-01-31
Assessor(s): Geniez, P., Slimani, T. & El Mouden, H.
Reviewer(s): Stuart, S.N. & Cox, N. (Global Reptile Assessment)
Listed as Endangered because its extent of occurrence is less than 5,000 km², its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat, and in the number of mature individuals.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known from relictary isolated populations in the mountains of the Rif, the Moyen and Haut Atlas of northern and central Morocco. It occurs up to 2,250m asl.
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Population [top]

Population: This is a very rare species with few records.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is found in montane areas where it has been recorded from closely cropped, dense grassland, and areas of dwarf palm in open country. It is an egg-laying species.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): This species appears to have undergone a significant decline, possibly related to the abandonment of grazing regimes leading to overgrown, unsuitable habitat.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is not known if this species is present in protected areas.

Citation: Geniez, P., Slimani, T. & El Mouden, H. 2006. Psammodromus microdactylus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 28 March 2015.
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