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Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species is known from the vicinity of Totontepec on the Atlantic slopes of the Sierra Mixe, Oaxaca, Mexico. It occurs from 1,500 to 2,000 m asl.
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Continent: Middle-America
Distribution: Mexico (Oaxaca: Sierra Mije), elevation 1850-1900 m.  
Type locality: Totontepec, Oaxaca, Mexico.
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Physical Description

Type Information

Holotype for Geophis anocularis
Catalog Number: USNM 46556
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Amphibians & Reptiles
Sex/Stage: Male;
Preparation: Ethanol
Year Collected: 1894
Locality: Totontepec, Oaxaca, Mexico
  • Holotype: Dunn, E. R. 1920. Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington. 33: 127.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
It inhabits lower cloud forest. It can also persist in cleared, wet grassy areas.

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
Campbell, J.A.

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

Contributor/s

Justification
Listed as Least Concern, although this species has a restricted distribution, it appears to be locally abundant and adaptable to habitat disturbance.
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Population

Population
It is a locally abundant 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). It does not occur in any protected areas.
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