Herpetological Association of Africa (HAA) New Challenge:

A new challenge has been added to the existing challenges (Please upload your records for Jalla’s Sand Snake and for the Lesotho/southern Drakensberg)!

Challenge 3:
New records for the elusive Breyer's Long-tailed Seps (Tetradactylus breyeri

"This species has seldom been recorded. It is a South African endemic that has a patchy distribution in high elevation mountainous grassland regions. There are only 20 verified records and of these, only six have been made within the last 20 years. Could this species be in decline? It is currently listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List and the lack of recent records are not encouraging. A congener, Tetradactylus eastwoodae, is listed as Extinct, having last been recorded in the 1920s. It is possible that seps are particularly sensitive to habitat degradation and loss. Urgent confirmation of the persistence of Breyer’s Long-tailed Seps is needed, particularly from the south-central Drakensberg and the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands." AHN 75

Posted by alexanderr alexanderr, December 26, 2020 04:56


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