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Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species is endemic to Mexico, where it has been recorded from the Sierra Madre del Sur in central Guerrero State, Mexico. Populations are present between 1,500 and 3,000 m asl.
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Continent: Middle-America
Distribution: Mexico (Guerrero)  
Type locality: Asoleadero, Guerrero, Mexico.
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Physical Description

Type Information

Paratype for Sceloporus adleri
Catalog Number: USNM 193236
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Amphibians & Reptiles
Sex/Stage: Male;
Preparation: Ethanol
Year Collected: 1969
Locality: Asoleadero, Guerrero, Mexico
Elevation (m): 2520 to 2520
  • Paratype: Smith, H. M. & Savitzky, A. H. 1974. Journal of Herpetology. 8 (4): 297, figures 1-5.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
This is a saxicolous species associated with limestone outcrops in pine-oak and fir scrub forest as well as in traditional corn fields with rocky areas. Animals can be found on rocks, tree limbs and fallen trunks, in pine forests.

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.

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

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Justification
Listed as Least Concern since, although its extent of occurrence is probably less than 5,000 km², it has a tolerance of habitat modification, 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
There is very little information about the abundance of this species.

Population Trend
Stable
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Threats

Major Threats
There appear to be no major threats to this species, indeed, it is possible that deforestation could provide a more favourable habitat for the species.
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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 the Omiltemi Protected State Park. No direct conservation measures are currently needed for this species as a whole.
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