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Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species is endemic to mountainous region of western Mexico from Nayarit to Guerrero; Uruapan; Michoacan; Cumbers de los Arrastrados in Jalisco and Chilapa in Guerrero. It ranges from 335 to 1,630 m asl.
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Continent: Middle-America
Distribution: Mexico (Nayarit, Jalisco, Michoacán, Guerrero)  obscurus:
Type locality: Tepic, Nayarit, Mexico.  
Type locality: La Cumbre de los Arrastrados, Jalisco.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
This is an arboreal species found in primary pine and fir forests. It might be a viviparous, however this needs to be confirmed.

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., Mendoza-Quijano, F. & Ponce-Campos, P.

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 (considerably larger than 20,000 km²), 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 difficult to find and the population abundance is not well known, it may be common or uncommon.

Population Trend
Decreasing
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Threats

Major Threats
It is threatened by deforestation for conversion of land to agricultural used including crops and cattle ranches. This species has been collected for the pet trade although current collection levels might not be a significant threat.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
This species is protected by Mexican law under the category Pr (Special Protection). It has been recorded from three protected areas. Further research is needed into the taxonomy, biology and threats to this species.
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