Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species is present on the Pacific versant of Chiapas State (Mexico), Guatemala, and El Salvador (however, see taxonomic note). It has been recorded at elevations between 400 and 1,500 meters.
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Continent: Middle-America
Distribution: Mexico (E Chiapas), Guatemala, El Salvador ?  guentheri:
Type locality: "Mexico," restricted to La Esperanza, Chiapas, Mexico, by Smith and Taylor (1950).  
Type locality: San Augustín, near Volcán de Atitlán, Guatemala, elevation 610 m.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
These lizards are most often encountered on trees in premontane tropical moist forest. Populations appear to be able to adapt to a degree of habitat modification and may generally persist in secondary habitats.

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
2013

Assessor/s
Jonathon A. Campbell, Antonio Muñoz

Reviewer/s
Bowles, P.

Contributor/s

Justification
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, occurrence in a number of protected areas, 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
In general, it appears to be a very common species.

Population Trend
Stable
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Threats

Major Threats
There seem to be no major threats to this widespread and relatively adaptable species.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
Currently, this species is of relatively low conservation concern and does not require significant additional protection or major management or monitoring. Within Mexico this species has been recorded from the El Triunfo, Tacaná, and La Sepultura Biosphere Reserves. It is presumably present within a number of protected areas. Further studies are needed to confirm the adaptability of this species to habitat degradation.
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