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Aspidoscelis rodecki

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA REPTILIA SQUAMATA TEIIDAE

Scientific Name: Aspidoscelis rodecki
Species Authority: (McCoy & Maslin, 1962)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened ver 3.1
Year Published: 2007
Date Assessed: 2007-03-01
Assessor(s): Lee, J. & Calderón Mandujano, R.
Reviewer(s): Cox, N., Chanson, J.S. & Stuart, S.N. (Global Reptile Assessment Coordinating Team)
Justification:
Listed as Near Threatened because it has a small range (less than 600km²), although it is common and is not currently in decline, but increasing infrastructure development may result in it being considered threatened in the near future under criteria A3 or B1.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species, endemic to the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico, is known only from Islas Contoy and Mujeres and from the vicinity of Puerto Juarez on the adjacent mainland of Quintana Roo. It occurs from around sea level.
Countries:
Native:
Mexico
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Population [top]

Population: It is a common species, especially on the mainland.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is an inhabitant of shrubs in sandy beaches. On the mainland it can be found in areas where there has been infrastructure development such as restaurants, piers, etc. It is a parthenogenetic species.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Infrastructure development for tourism and other housing is a major threat to the species' habitat.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species is protected by Mexican law under the category Pr (Special Protection). It is not known from any protected areas.

Citation: Lee, J. & Calderón Mandujano, R. 2007. Aspidoscelis rodecki. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 21 December 2014.
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