Achalinus werneri

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Achalinus werneri
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Xenodermatidae
Genus: Achalinus
Species: A. werneri
Binomial name
Achalinus werneri
Van Denburgh, 1912
  • Achalinus loochoensis Thompson

Achalinus werneri (common names: Amami odd-scaled snake, Amami Takachiho snake) is a snake species in the family Xenodermatidae.[1][2] It is endemic to the Ryukyu Islands, Japan.[1] No subspecies are currently recognized.[2]

Conservation status[edit]

This species was in 1996 classified as vulnerable (VU) on the IUCN Red List for the following criteria: B1+2c (v2.3, 1994).[1] This means that although the species is not Critically Endangered or Endangered, it is facing a high risk of extinction in the wild in the medium-term future. This is because its range is estimated to be less than 20,000 km², or its area of occupancy is estimated to be less than 2,000 km², and estimates indicate its range is severely fragmented, or known to exist at no more than ten locations, and that a continuing decline has been inferred, observed or projected in the area, extent and/or quality of its habitat.[3]


  1. ^ a b c d World Conservation Monitoring Centre (1996). "Achalinus werneri". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 1996. Retrieved 27 February 2016. 
  2. ^ a b Achalinus werneri at the Reptile Database. Accessed 27 February 2016.
  3. ^ 1994 Categories & Criteria (version 2.3) Archived September 13, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.IUCN Red List. Accessed 16 August 2007.