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Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species is endemic to Mexico, where it has been recorded from the mountains near Taxco, at the Rio Balsas, Guerrero State and in the Cuicatlan Valley, Oaxaca State. Populations are known from 461 to 1,725 m asl.
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Continent: Middle-America
Distribution: Mexico (Guerrero, Oaxaca)  
Type locality: 6 miles north of Taxco, Guerrero, Mexico.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
The species naturally inhabits tropical deciduous dry forest and secondary forest, and appears to be very adaptable to some habitat disturbance.

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
Canseco-Márquez, L., Campbell, J.A., Ponce-Campos, P., Muñoz-Alonso, A. & García Aguayo, A.

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, it occurs in a protected area, has a tolerance of a degree of habitat modification, 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 can be a locally common species.

Population Trend
Stable
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Threats

Major Threats
There are no known threats to this species.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
This species is protected by Mexican law under the category Pr (Special Protection). Populations have been recorded in the Valle de Tehuacan, Cuicatlan Biosphere Reserve. No direct conservation measures are currently needed for this species.
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