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Middle East
ARKive species - Jayakar’s Oman lizard (Omanosaura jayakari) * To See the original image, please click the image
Shared by : Simran Vedvyas (UAE)
Region : The Hajar Mountains of Oman and the United Arab Emirates
Status : Least Concern
Introduction
Jayakar’s Oman lizard (Omanosaura jayakari) is a large, slender lizard which is endemic to the Hajar Mountains of Oman and the United Arab Emirates.
Jayakar’s Oman lizard is classified as Least Concern (LC) on the IUCN Red List.
How easily you could have seen them in the past, how endangered they are
Jayakar’s Oman lizard occurs only in the Hajar Mountains of Oman and the United Arab Emirates where it has been recorded at elevations up to around 1,700 metres. Jayakar’s Oman lizard is not currently known to be facing any major threats. However, rapid development and urbanisation are placing increasing pressure on the natural environment of the United Arab Emirates, while increasing tourism in the Hajar Mountains may potentially threaten the fragile habitat of this species there.
How important role they are playing in the local ecosystem
Somewhat unusually for a lizard in the Lacertidae family, the diet of this species includes a relatively large amount of plant material, such as leaves, fruits and seeds.
What kind of history they had in your region
There are no specific conservation measures currently known to be in place for Jayakar’s Oman lizard.
The Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi is working within the United Arab Emirates to protect and manage biodiversity in the region.

Sources :
http://www.arkive.org/jayakars-oman-lizard/omanosaura-jayakari/

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