NatureServe Conservation Status
Rounded Global Status Rank: G2 - Imperiled
Reasons: Range extends from Mexico and southern Florida to northern South America; populations are small and declining throughout most of range; some populations have been extirpated, and poaching for hides outside the United States continues to pose a major threat.
Other Considerations: USFWS and State of Florida list as Endangered. Also in CITES Appendix.