Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species is found in the higher parts of the mountains bordering the south of the Mexican Valley in Distrito Federal and State of Mexico, Mexico. The species may occur more widely than is currently known. It is found from around 2,500 to at least 3,400 m asl
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Continent: Middle-America
Distribution: C Mexico  
Type locality: Cerro del Coyote, Monte Alegre, Sierra del Ajusco, Distrito Federal, Mexico.
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Physical Description

Type Information

Paratype for Sceloporus anahuacus
Catalog Number: USNM 245336
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Amphibians & Reptiles
Preparation: Ethanol
Year Collected: 1976
Locality: Cerro del Coyote, Monte Alegre, Sierra del Ajusco, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Elevation (m): 3400 to 3400
  • Paratype: Lara-Gongora, G. 1983. Bull. Maryland Herp. Soc. 19 (1): 2, figure 2.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
The species is mainly saxicolous, it is commonly found in rock crevices in pine-forest. It can occur in secondary forest and disturbed areas. It is a viviparous 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
Flores-Villela, O., Santos-Barrera, G. & Mendoza-Quijano, F.

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

Contributor/s

Justification
Listed as Least Concern because, although its extent of occurrence is presumably less than 5,000 km², it is common, adaptable, and does not appear to be in decline.
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Population

Population
It is a common species.

Population Trend
Stable
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Threats

Major Threats
There appear to be no major threats to this species.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
The species occurs in at least two or three protected areas. Further research is needed into the distribution of this species because of previous confusion with other taxa.
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