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Title: The conservation status of the world's reptiles
Authors: Boehm, Monika
Collen, Ben
Baillie, Jonathan E. M.
Bowles, Philip
Chanson, Janice
Cox, Neil
Hammerson, Geoffrey
Hoffmann, Michael
Livingstone, Suzanne R.
Ram, Mala
Rhodin, Anders G. J.
Hamilton, Alison M.
Hare, Kelly
Hedges, S. Blair
Heideman, Neil
Hilton-Taylor, Craig
Hitchmough, Rod
Hollingsworth, Bradford
Hutchinson, Mark
Ineich, Ivan
Iverson, John
Stuart, Simon N.
Jaksic, Fabian M.
Jenkins, Richard
Joger, Ulrich
Jose, Reizl
Kaska, Yakup
Kaya, Ugur
Keogh, J. Scott
Koehler, Gunther
Kuchling, Gerald
Kumlutas, Yusuf
van Dijk, Peter Paul
Kwet, Axel
La Marca, Enrique
Lamar, William
Lane, Amanda
Lardner, Bjorn
Latta, Craig
Latta, Gabrielle
Lau, Michael
Lavin, Pablo
Lawson, Dwight
Young, Bruce E.
LeBreton, Matthew
Lehr, Edgar
Limpus, Duncan
Lipczynski, Nicola
Lobo, Aaron S.
Lopez-Luna, Marco A.
Luiselli, Luca
Lukoschek, Vimoksalehi
Lundberg, Mikael
Lymberakis, Petros
Afuang, Leticia E.
Macey, Robert
Magnusson, William E.
Mahler, D. Luke
Malhotra, Anita
Mariaux, Jean
Maritz, Bryan
Marques, Otavio A. V.
Marquez, Rafael
Martins, Marcio
Masterson, Gavin
Aghasyan, Aram
Mateo, Jose A.
Mathew, Rosamma
Mathews, Nixon
Mayer, Gregory
McCranie, James R.
Measey, G. John
Mendoza-Quijano, Fernando
Menegon, Michele
Metrailler, Sebastien
Milton, David A.
Garcia, Andres
Montgomery, Chad
Morato, Sergio A. A.
Mott, Tami
Munoz-Alonso, Antonio
Murphy, John
Nguyen, Truong Q.
Nilson, Goeran
Nogueira, Cristiano
Nunez, Herman
Orlov, Nikolai
Aguilar, Cesar
Ota, Hidetoshi
Ottenwalder, Jose
Papenfuss, Theodore
Pasachnik, Stesha
Passos, Paulo
Pauwels, Olivier S. G.
Perez-Buitrago, Nestor
Perez-Mellado, Valentin
Pianka, Eric R.
Pleguezuelos, Juan
Ajtic, Rastko
Pollock, Caroline
Ponce-Campos, Paulino
Powell, Robert
Pupin, Fabio
Quintero Diaz, Gustavo E.
Radder, Raju
Ramer, Jan
Rasmussen, Arne R.
Raxworthy, Chris
Reynolds, Robert
Akarsu, Ferdi
Richman, Nadia
Rico, Edmund L.
Riservato, Elisa
Rivas, Gilson
da Rocha, Pedro L. B.
Roedel, Mark-Oliver
Rodriguez Schettino, Lourdes
Roosenburg, Willem M.
Ross, James P.
Sadek, Riyad
Alencar, Laura R. V.
Sanders, Kate
Santos-Barrera, Georgina
Schleich, Hermann H.
Schmidt, Benedikt R.
Schmitz, Andreas
Sharifi, Mozafar
Shea, Glenn
Shi, Hai-Tao
Shine, Richard
Sindaco, Roberto
Allison, Allen
Slimani, Tahar
Somaweera, Ruchira
Spawls, Steve
Stafford, Peter
Stuebing, Rob
Sweet, Sam
Sy, Emerson
Temple, Helen J.
Tognelli, Marcelo F.
Tolley, Krystal
Ananjeva, Natalia
Tolson, Peter J.
Tuniyev, Boris
Tuniyev, Sako
Uzum, Nazan
van Buurt, Gerard
Van Sluys, Monique
Velasco, Alvaro
Vences, Miguel
Vesely, Milan
Vinke, Sabine
Anderson, Steve
Vinke, Thomas
Vogel, Gernot
Vogrin, Milan
Vogt, Richard C.
Wearn, Oliver R.
Werner, Yehudah L.
Whiting, Martin J.
Wiewandt, Thomas
Wilkinson, John
Wilson, Byron
Andren, Claes
Wren, Sally
Zamin, Tara
Zhou, Kaiya
Zug, George
Ariano-Sanchez, Daniel
Arredondo, Juan Camilo
Auliya, Mark
Austin, Christopher C.
Avci, Aziz
Baker, Patrick J.
Barreto-Lima, Andre F.
Barrio-Amoros, Cesar L.
Basu, Dhruvayothi
Bates, Michael F.
Batistella, Alexandre
Bauer, Aaron
Bennett, Daniel
Boehme, Wolfgang
Broadley, Don
Brown, Rafe
Burgess, Joseph
Captain, Ashok
Carreira, Santiago
Castaneda, Maria del Rosario
Castro, Fernando
Catenazzi, Alessandro
Cedeno-Vazquez, Jose R.
Chapple, David G.
Cheylan, Marc
Cisneros-Heredia, Diego F.
Cogalniceanu, Dan
Cogger, Hal
Corti, Claudia
Costa, Gabriel C.
Couper, Patrick J.
Courtney, Tony
Crnobrnja-Isailovic, Jelka
Crochet, Pierre-Andre
Crother, Brian
Cruz, Felix
Daltry, Jennifer C.
Daniels, R. I. Ranjit
Das, Indraneil
de Silva, Anslem
Diesmos, Arvin C.
Dirksen, Lutz
Doan, Tiffany M.
Dodd, C. Kenneth, Jr.
Doody, J. Sean
Dorcas, Michael E.
de Barros Filho, Jose Duarte
Egan, Vincent T.
El Mouden, El Hassan
Embert, Dirk
Espinoza, Robert E.
Fallabrino, Alejandro
Feng, Xie
Feng, Zhao-Jun
Fitzgerald, Lee
Flores-Villela, Oscar
Franca, Frederico G. R.
Frost, Darrell
Gadsden, Hector
Gamble, Tony
Ganesh, S. R.
Garcia, Miguel A.
Garcia-Perez, Juan E.
Gatus, Joey
Gaulke, Maren
Geniez, Philippe
Georges, Arthur
Gerlach, Justin
Goldberg, Stephen
Gonzalez, Juan-Carlos T.
Gower, David J.
Grant, Tandora
Greenbaum, Eli
Grieco, Cristina
Guo, Peng
UNESCO Clasification: 3109 Ciencias veterinarias
Keywords: IUCN Red List
Extinction Risk
Threatened Species
Lizards
Snakes, et al
Issue Date: 2013
Journal: Biological conservation 
Abstract: Effective and targeted conservation action requires detailed information about species, their distribution, systematics and ecology as well as the distribution of threat processes which affect them. Knowledge of reptilian diversity remains surprisingly disparate, and innovative means of gaining rapid insight into the status of reptiles are needed in order to highlight urgent conservation cases and inform environmental policy with appropriate biodiversity information in a timely manner. We present the first ever global analysis of extinction risk in reptiles, based on a random representative sample of 1500 species (16% of all currently known species). To our knowledge, our results provide the first analysis of the global conservation status and distribution patterns of reptiles and the threats affecting them, highlighting conservation priorities and knowledge gaps which need to be addressed urgently to ensure the continued survival of the world's reptiles. Nearly one in five reptilian species are threatened with extinction, with another one in five species classed as Data Deficient. The proportion of threatened reptile species is highest in freshwater environments, tropical regions and on oceanic islands, while data deficiency was highest in tropical areas, such as Central Africa and Southeast Asia, and among fossorial reptiles. Our results emphasise the need for research attention to be focussed on tropical areas which are experiencing the most dramatic rates of habitat loss, on fossorial reptiles for which there is a chronic lack of data, and on certain taxa such as snakes for which extinction risk may currently be underestimated due to lack of population information. Conservation actions specifically need to mitigate the effects of human-induced habitat loss and harvesting, which are the predominant threats to reptiles.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10553/75798
ISSN: 0006-3207
DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2012.07.015
Source: Biological Conservation [ISSN 0006-3207], v. 157, p. 372-385, (Enero 2013)
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