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  • Henry Doorly Zoo, Omaha, Nebraska, USA
  • Henry Doorly Zoo, Omaha, Nebraska, USA
  • Henry Doorly Zoo, Omaha, Nebraska, USA
  • Henry Doorly Zoo, Omaha, Nebraska, USA
  • Henry Doorly Zoo, Omaha, Nebraska, USA
  • Henry Doorly Zoo, Omaha, Nebraska, USA
  • Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo, Omaha, Nebraska, USA
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  • Henry Doorly Zoo, Omaha, Nebraska, USA
  • Henry Doorly Zoo, Omaha, Nebraska, USA
  • Henry Doorly Zoo, Omaha, Nebraska, USA
  • Henry Doorly Zoo, Omaha, Nebraska, USA
  • Henry Doorly Zoo, Omaha, Nebraska, USA
  • Henry Doorly Zoo, Omaha, Nebraska, USA
  • Henry Doorly Zoo, Omaha, Nebraska, USA
  • Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo, Omaha, Nebraska, USA
  • Omaha Henry Zoo, Omaha, Nebraska, USA
  • Henry Doorly Zoo, Omaha, Nebraska, USA

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Crocodile Lizard

Shinisaurus crocodilurus

Henry Doorly Zoo, Omaha, Nebraska, USA

Endangered

Huang et al. (2008) summarized available information to that date on subpopulation status and trends for Chinese subpopulations, included data from surveys these authors conducted of known localities. Surveys of two known localities in Guangxi recorded no evidence of surviving subpopulations, and questionnaire-based surveys of local residents (three counties in Hunan Province) found that the species had not been detected for more than 10 years at these sites. Huang et al. (2008) suggested that the species may be extinct at some or all of these localities.The first quantitative survey on the species was carried out in 1978 (Zeng and Zhang ... Read More

This species is threatened by habitat loss and by harvesting, mainly illegal hunting for the international pet trade. Logging at Chinese localities both removes perch sites and suitable ground cover and leads to desiccation of stream habitats. Electro-fishing and poisoning are frequently used to catch fish in southern China, and as a largely aquatic species animals – particularly juveniles – are susceptible to being killed by this practice. Additional pressures exist from agro-forestry, small-scale dam construction and mining activities. Only three of the Chinese localities lie within nature reserves (Huang et al. 2008); while the habitat in these areas is ... Read More

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Nguyen, T.Q., Hamilton, P. & Ziegler, T. 2014. Shinisaurus crocodilurus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2014: e.T57287221A57287235. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2014-1.RLTS.T57287221A57287235.en