Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species is present in the Sistan Basin of Iran and Afghanistan, and the sandy tracts along the Afghan-Pakistan (northwestern Baluchistan) border (Anderson, 1999). It has been recorded at around 450 m asl in Iran (Anderson 1999), and at around 1,100 m asl in Afghanistan (T. Papenfuss pers. comm. September 2008).
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Continent: Asia
Distribution: S Afghanistan, NW Pakistan, SE Iran  Pakistan, Afghanistan (LEVITON 1959: 461); Terra typica: near Nushki, N. Baluchistan; Syntype: FMNH.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
Anderson (1999) found the species in loose drifting loess in an abandoned village in Sistan, Iran. Minton (1966) recorded it on dune slopes.

Systems
  • Terrestrial
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Eremias acutirostris

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 1
Species With Barcodes: 1
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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
2010

Assessor/s
Ananjeva, N., Papenfuss, T., Shafiei Bafti, S. & Sharifi, M.

Reviewer/s
Cox, N., Temple, H.J. (Global Reptile Assessment Coordinating Team) & Böhm, M., Collen, B., Ram, M. (Sampled Red List Index Coordinating Team)

Contributor/s
De Silva, R., Milligan, H.T., Wearn, O.R., Wren, S., Zamin, T., Sears, J., Wilson, P., Lewis, S., Lintott, P. & Powney, G.

Justification
This species is listed as Least Concern in view of its large distribution and because there are no major threats impacting this species or its habitat.
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Population

Population
This is a common species in loose sand (T. Papenfuss pers. comm. September 2008).

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats
There are currently no major threats to this species in its remote and inhospitable habitat.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
It is not known with certainty if the species is present in protected areas within Iran.
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