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dc.contributor.authorReynoso, V.H.
dc.contributor.authorVázquez-Cruz, M.
dc.contributor.authorRivera-Arroyo, R.C.
dc.contributor.authorMorales-Mávil, J.
dc.contributor.authorGrant, Tandora D.
dc.date.accessioned2020-07-24T22:44:02Z
dc.date.available2020-07-24T22:44:02Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.issn2307-8235
dc.identifier.doi10.2305/IUCN.UK.2020-2.RLTS.T174473A1414410.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12634/600
dc.description.abstractThe Veracruz Spiny-tailed Iguana is widely, but unevenly distributed along the Gulf of México versant, from the state of Tamaulipas in the north, to the edge of Tabasco in the south, México, and Huehuetenango, Guatemala. Within their range, 62% of their habitat has been converted for large- and small-scale agricultural, ranching, oil extraction, and urbanization. It is suspected there has been a decrease in the iguana population correlated with this habitat loss. Although habitat degradation is ongoing, the majority of this loss occurred more than three generations ago. This iguana seems to be distributed among isolated subpopulations, with large concentrations in some areas and rare to absent in others. Data are unavailable on the overall population size or trend. These iguanas occur in mildly human-impacted areas, such as the peripheries of crop/ranchlands and suburban areas; however, they are more vulnerable to predation by free-ranging and feral cats and dogs in these areas. Survival may be limited as a result of this predation pressure. Hunting for human food occurs mostly in the south at a moderate level; quantitative data on the extent of this threat is unknown. The occurrence of these iguanas in the international pet trade is an emerging concern. At the western end of their range, these iguanas hybridize with the central Balsas form of the Guerreran Spinytailed Iguana (Ctenosaura pectinata). Currently, they are considered Least Concern due to their extensive range and large roughly-estimated population size; however, further research on the population size, trends, natural history, and threats is needed.
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.iucnredlist.org/species/174473/1414410
dc.rightsCopyright 2020 International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources
dc.subjectIGUANAS
dc.subjectWILDLIFE CONSERVATION
dc.subjectIUCN
dc.subjectGUATEMALA
dc.subjectMEXICO
dc.titleCtenosaura acanthura. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2020
dc.title.alternativeCtenosaura acanthura, Veracruz Spiny-tailed Iguana
dc.typeTechnical Report
dc.source.beginpagee.T174473A1414410
dc.source.numberofpages15
dcterms.dateAccepted2020
html.description.abstractThe Veracruz Spiny-tailed Iguana is widely, but unevenly distributed along the Gulf of México versant, from the state of Tamaulipas in the north, to the edge of Tabasco in the south, México, and Huehuetenango, Guatemala. Within their range, 62% of their habitat has been converted for large- and small-scale agricultural, ranching, oil extraction, and urbanization. It is suspected there has been a decrease in the iguana population correlated with this habitat loss. Although habitat degradation is ongoing, the majority of this loss occurred more than three generations ago. This iguana seems to be distributed among isolated subpopulations, with large concentrations in some areas and rare to absent in others. Data are unavailable on the overall population size or trend. These iguanas occur in mildly human-impacted areas, such as the peripheries of crop/ranchlands and suburban areas; however, they are more vulnerable to predation by free-ranging and feral cats and dogs in these areas. Survival may be limited as a result of this predation pressure. Hunting for human food occurs mostly in the south at a moderate level; quantitative data on the extent of this threat is unknown. The occurrence of these iguanas in the international pet trade is an emerging concern. At the western end of their range, these iguanas hybridize with the central Balsas form of the Guerreran Spinytailed Iguana (Ctenosaura pectinata). Currently, they are considered Least Concern due to their extensive range and large roughly-estimated population size; however, further research on the population size, trends, natural history, and threats is needed.


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