Iheringia. Série Zoologia
versão impressa ISSN 0073-4721
CANAVERO, Andrés et al. Conservation status assessment of the amphibians and reptiles of Uruguay. Iheringia, Sér. Zool. [online]. 2010, vol.100, n.1, pp. 05-12. ISSN 0073-4721. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0073-47212010000100001.
The native species of amphibians and reptiles of Uruguay were categorized according to the IUCN Red List criteria. Out of 47 amphibian species, seven are listed as Critically Endangered (CR), five as Endangered (EN), one as Vulnerable (VU), three as Near Threatened (NT), and two as Data Deficient (DD); the remaining species are considered to be Least Concern (LC). Among the 64 species of reptiles evaluated, one is listed as Critically Endangered (CR), seven as Endangered (EN), two as Vulnerable (VU), one as Near Threatened (NT) and seven as Data Deficient (DD); the rest are considered to be Least Concern (LC). The use of these results as an additional criterion in the definition of protected areas in Uruguay will contribute towards the conservation of the aforementioned threatened species and their associated ecosystems.
Palavras-chave : Thretened species; Red List; herpetofauna; IUCN.