Titiwangsa Horned Tree Lizard Acanthosaura titiwangsaensis

Titiwangsa Horned Tree Lizard Acanthosaura titiwangsaensis

Titiwangsa Horned Tree Lizard Acanthosaura titiwangsaensis

Endangered

Malaysia

This upland species of lizard ranges no lower than 1,000 m asl, and is associated with dipterocarp forests. Lizards are occasionally seen during the day on the sides of small trees in dense undergrowth, usually no more than two metres above the forest floor. The Titiwangsa Horned Tree Lizard has been collected for commercial purposes for small local zoos (L. Grismer and E. Quah pers. comm. 2017).

Titiwangsa Horned Tree Lizards are endangered in #Malaysia, their main threats: #deforestation for #palmoil and the #pet trade. They have no known conservation activities. Make art for this forgotten species. #Boycott4Wildlife

The rapid conversion of rainforest for agricultural use and tourist development in the Cameron Highlands is a threat to this species’ habitat (L. Grismer and E. Quah pers. comm. 2017).

IUCN Red LIst

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Further Information

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Grismer, L. & Quah, E. 2018. Acanthosaura titiwangsaensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T99928409A99928418. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2018-2.RLTS.T99928409A99928418.en. Downloaded on 08 February 2021.


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