Achalinus werneri

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Achalinus werneri
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Colubridae
Genus: Achalinus
Species: A. werneri
Binomial name
Achalinus werneri
Van Denburgh, 1912
  • Achalinus werneri - Van Denburgh, 1912
  • Achalinus loochoensis - Thompson
Common names: amami takachiho snake.[1]

Achalinus werneri is a colubrid snake species endemic to Japan. No subspecies are currently recognized.[2]

Conservation status[edit]

This species is 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. Year assessed: 1996.[3]


  1. ^ a b Achalinus werneri at IUCN Red List. Accessed 16 August 2007.
  2. ^ Species Achalinus werneri at The Reptile Database. Accessed 16 August 2007.
  3. ^ 1994 Categories & Criteria (version 2.3)IUCN Red List. Accessed 16 August 2007.