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||Mt.Taigetos includes a large variety of biotopes offering shelter in many Greek endemic plant taxa, some of these being locally endemic to Taigetos. Taxa referred in paragraph 3.3 (D) are Balkan endemics or have scattered populations in Greece and surrounding countries. A new genus is mentioned. The above taxa have not yet been included in any Red Data Book despite their small populations and their vulnerability and variety, which place them in the category of "Endangered" taxa. The non-bird vertebrate fauna of this site is quite distinct since it is abundant and diverse, including both rare and threatened taxa. Some reptiles living in this site are listed in Annex II of the Directive 92/43/EEC (section 3.2). Moreover, many vertebrate taxa recorded in this site are evaluated as Other Important Taxa according to the motivation system used in sections 3.3. One of these taxa, the jackal, Canis aureus, is mentioned in the Greek Red Data Book under the threat category "Vulnerable" (motivation A). Some other taxa are endemic to Greece (motivation B). The great majority of the important taxa are mentioned in the Bern Convention and/or the Greek Presidential Decree 67/1981 (motivations C and D, respectively). One of them, the Wildcat Felis silvestris, is also included in the CITES Convention lists (motivation C). Many other taxa are marked by D for a number of additional reasons, namely: a) the hare Lepus europaeus and the wildcat as they are rare; b) the snake Coluber gemonensis, because it is Balkan endemic taxa; c) the legless lizard Ophiomorus punctatissimus, which occurs in a relatively small area of Greece where the species shows the westernmost end of its distribution range. Finally, specific taxa (Bufo viridis, Rana dalmatina, Ablepharus kitaibelii and Felis silvestris) are additionally marked with D since they have already been evaluated by the CORINE-Biotope Project. The invertebrate species listed in sections 3.3 with motivation D are protected by the Greek Presidential Decree 67/1981.