Conservation status

Because ecological and population studies of xenosaurids are few, their conservation status is unknown. However, given their relatively long lives (X. newmanorum can live to be at least seven years), relatively small litters, low mobility, and their specialized way of life (crevice-dwelling), it would seem that these species might be susceptible to any alteration of their habitats by humans. At least one population of X. new-manorum does coexist with low levels of human activity: they live in rock walls in a lime and coffee plantation.

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