This species is known only from a restricted area, and its population is estimated at fewer than 10,000 individual plants. Threats to Turbinicarpus beguinii spp. zaragozae include illegal collection, as well as trampling and overgrazing by goats, which leads to soil erosion and the consequent loss of habitat (1).
In addition, the construction of a road through the area in which Turbinicarpus beguinii spp. zaragozae occurs may also have had an impact on its population (1).