IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)

Distribution

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Range Description

This Sahelian species ranges from southern Western Sahara and far northern Senegal, through northern and eastern Mauritania, Mali to Niger and Chad. It is absent from the Atlantic coast, where it is replaced by Chalcides sphenopsiformis (Trape et al. 2012). It is thought to range up to 700 m asl. It was reported from Algeria by Angel (1950), however, the identity of this citation is uncertain and the record has since been accepted without confirmation (P. Geniez pers. comm. 2012). It may however genuinely occur in the southeast of this country (Trape et al. 2012, P. Geniez pers. comm. 2012). It does not appear to have been recorded from Algeria since, despite fieldwork in this region (P. Geniez pers. comm. 2012), however, it is a cryptic species and it is not possible to determine from the available data whether this species does indeed occur in Algeria (P. Geniez pers. comm. 2012).

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