Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species is endemic to Mexico, where it ranges from western Zacatecas, southwards to Coahuila and northwestern San Luis Potosi. It is present between around 1,500 and 1,900 m asl.
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Continent: Middle-America
Distribution: Mexico (E Zacatecas, NW San Luis Potosi, S Coahuila, Nuevo Leon)  
Type locality: 30 miles north of El Salado, San Luis Potosí, in the State of Coahuila.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
It occurs in primary tropical xerophytic shrubland. It does not occur in agricultural areas. It is an oviparous species.

Systems
  • Terrestrial
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
LC
Least Concern

Red List Criteria

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2007

Assessor/s
Mendoza-Quijano, F.

Reviewer/s
Cox, N., Chanson, J.S. & Stuart, S.N. (Global Reptile Assessment Coordinating Team)

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Justification
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
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Population

Population
It is a common species.

Population Trend
Decreasing
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Threats

Major Threats
The arid habitat of this species is threatened by transformation, in recent decades, to open agricultural areas.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
It may occur in Parque Nacional Cumbres de Monterray, although this needs to be confirmed. Further research into the distribution, ecology and life history of this species is needed.
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