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Taxonomy of the family Anguidae
Bibliography of the genus Abronia
Biodiversity of the family Anguidae








Genus
Abronia

Arboreal Alligator Lizards

Baumschleichen

Træ-alligatorøgler

1838 Abronia Gray (type species: Gerrhonotus deppii Wiegmann 1828)
1843 Aspidosoma Fitzinger (type species: Gerrhonotus taeniatus Wiegmann 1828; syn. Good 1988)
1843 Leiogerrhonotus Fitzinger (type species: Gerrhonotus deppii Wiegmann 1828; syn. Good 1988)
1993 Abaculabronia Campbell & Frost (type species: Abronia reidi Werler & Shannon 1961; syn. Campbell & Frost 1993)
1993 Aenigmabronia Campbell & Frost (type species: Abronia mitchelli Campbell 1982; syn. Campbell & Frost 1993)
1993 Auriculabronia Campbell & Frost (type species: Gerrhonotus auritus Cope 1868; syn. Campbell & Frost 1993)
1993 Lissabronia Campbell & Frost (type species: Abronia salvadorensis Hidalgo 1983; syn. Campbell & Frost 1993)
1993 Scopaeabronia Campbell & Frost (type species: Abronia bogerti Tihen 1954; syn. Campbell & Frost 1993)
Contents: 30 species, of which 27 (90.0%) are endemic.
Remarks: Previously included in Gerrhonotus (se remarks under that genus).
Distribution: Belize, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico (Chiapas, Guerrero, Hidalgo, Mexico state, Morelos, Oaxaca, Puebla, Queretaro, San Luis Potosi, Tamaulipas, Veracruz).

Abronia anzuetoi

Volcán de Agua Arboreal Alligator Lizard, (Anzueto's Arboreal Alligator Lizard)

Volcán de Agua-Baumschleiche

Volcán de Agua-alligatorøgle

1993 Abronia anzuetoi Campbell & Frost

Distribution: Guatemala.


Abronia aurita

Alta Verapaz Arboreal Alligator Lizard

Alta Verapaz-Baumschleiche

Alta Verapaz-alligatorøgle

1868 Gerrhonotus auritus Cope
Abronia aurita Tihen 1949

Remarks: Previously included vasconcelosii. A Mexican record of this species (Johnson 1989) is based on ochoterenai (Flores-Villela 1993).
Distribution: Guatemala.


Abronia bogerti

Sierra Atravesada Arboreal Alligator Lizard, (Bogert's Arboreal Alligator Lizard)

Sierra Atravesada-Baumschleiche

Atravesada-alligatorøgle

1954 Abronia bogerti Tihen
Gerrhonotus bogerti Wermuth 1969

Distribution: Mexico (Oaxaca).



Abronia campbelli

Jalapa Arboreal Alligator Lizard

Jalapa-Baumschleiche

Jalapa-alligatorøgle

1993 Abronia campbelli Brodie & Savage

Distribution: Guatemala.


Abronia chiszari

Cuetzalapan Arboreal Alligator Lizard, (Chiszar's Arboreal Alligator Lizard)

Cuetzalapan-Baumschleiche

Cuetzalapan-alligatorøgle

1981 Abronia chiszari Smith & Smith

Distribution: Mexico (Veracruz).


Abronia cuetzpali

Sierra de Miahuatlán Arboreal Alligator Lizard

Miahuatlán-Baumschleiche

Miahuatlán-alligatorøgle

2016 Abronia cuetzpali Campbell, Solano-Zavaleta, Flores-Villela, Caviedes-Solis & Frost

Distribution: Mexico (Oaxaca).


Abronia deppii

Guerreran Arboreal Alligator Lizard, (Deppe's Arboreal Alligator Lizard)

Guerrero-Baumschleiche

Guerrero-alligatorøgle

1828 Gerrhonotus deppii Wiegmann
Abronia deppii Gray 1838

Distribution: Mexico (Guerrero, Mexico, Michoacan, Morelos).


Abronia fimbriata

Cáquipec Arboreal Alligator Lizard

Cáquipec-Baumschleiche

Cáquipec-alligatorøgle

1885 Barissia fimbriata Cope
Gerrhonotus fimbriatus Boulenger 1885
Abronia fimbriata Waddick & Smith 1974

Remarks: Previously regarded as a synonym of aurita (e.g., Stuart 1963, Wermuth 1969).
Distribution: Guatemala.



Abronia frosti

Patalcal Arboreal Alligator Lizard

Patalcal-Baumschleiche

Patalcal-alligatorøgle

1998 Abronia frosti Campbell, Sasa, Acevedo & Mendelson

Distribution: Guatemala.


Abronia fuscolabialis

Mount Zempoaltepec Alligator Lizard

Zempoaltepac-Baumschleiche

Zempoaltepac-alligatorøgle

1944 Gerrhonotus fuscolabialis Tihen
Abronia fuscolabialis Tihen 1949
1985 Abronia kalaina Good & Schwenk (Campbell & Frost 1993)

Other common names:
kalaina: Sierra Juarez Arboreal Alligator Lizard
Distribution: Mexico (Oaxaca).


Abronia gaiophantasma

Cerro Verde Arboreal Alligator Lizard

Cerro Verde-Baumschleiche

Cerro Verde-alligatorøgle

1993 Abronia gaiophantasma Campbell & Frost

Distribution: Guatemala.


Abronia graminea

Sierra de Tehuacan Arboreal Alligator Lizard, (Terrestrial Arboreal Alligator Lizard)

Grüne Baumschleiche

Tehuacan-alligatorøgle

1864 Gerrhonotus gramineus Cope
Abronia taeniata graminea Tihen 1949
Gerrhonotus taeniatus gramineus Wermuth 1969
Abronia graminea Liner 1994

Distribution: Mexico (Oaxaca, Puebla, Veracruz).


Abronia leurolepis

Flat-scaled Arboreal Alligator Lizard, Smooth-backed Arboreal Alligator Lizard

Flachschuppige Baumschleiche

Fladskællet Alligatorøgle

1993 Abronia leurolepis Campbell & Frost

Remarks: Peterson & Nieto-Montes de Oca (1996) discussed the uncertainty regarding the type locality of ochoterenai.
Distribution: Mexico (Chiapas).


Abronia lythrochila

Red-lipped Arboreal Alligator Lizard

Rotlippen-Baumschleiche

Rødlæbet Alligatorøgle

1963 Abronia lythrochila Smith & Alvarez del Toro
Gerrhonotus lythrochilus Wermuth 1969

Distribution: Mexico (Chiapas).


Abronia martindelcampoi

Chilpancingo Arboreal Alligator Lizard, (Martin del Campo's Arboreal Alligator Lizard)

Chilpancingo-Baumschleiche

Chilpancingo-alligatorøgle

2003 Abronia martindelcampoi Flores-Villela & Sánchez-H.

Distribution: Mexico (Guerrero).


Abronia matudai

Volcán Tacaná Arboreal Alligator Lizard, (Matuda's Arboreal Alligator Lizard)

Tacaná-Baumschleiche

Tacaná-alligatorøgle

1946 Gerrhonotus matudai Hartweg & Tihen
Abronia matudai Tihen 1949

Distribution: Guatemala, Mexico (Chiapas).


Abronia meledona

Torre de Guatel Arboreal Alligator Lizard

Guatel-Baumschleiche

Guatel-alligatorøgle

1999 Abronia meledona Campbell & Brodie

Distribution: Guatemala.


Abronia mitchelli

Cerro Pelón Arboreal Alligator Lizard, (Mitchell's Arboreal Alligator Lizard)

Pelón-Baumschleiche

Pelón-alligatorøgle

1982 Abronia mitchelli Campbell

Distribution: Mexico (Oaxaca).


Abronia mixteca

Mixtecan Arboreal Alligator Lizard

Mixteca-Baumschleiche

Mixteca-alligatorøgle

1967 Abronia mixteca Bogert & Porter

Distribution: Mexico (Guerrero, Oaxaca).


Abronia montecristoi

Montecristo Arboreal Alligator Lizard

Montecristo-Baumschleiche

Montecristo-alligatorøgle

1983 Abronia montecristoi Hidalgo

Remarks: Records of montecristoi from Honduras (e.g., Good 1988, Wilson, Porras & McCranie 1986) refer to salvadorensis (Campbell & Frost 1993). Köhler (1996) expressed doubt that these two nominal species were actually distinct from one another, however, their separate status was confirmed by McCranie & Wilson (1999).
Distribution: El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras.


Abronia morenica

La Sepultura Arboreal Alligator Lizard

La-Sepultura-Baumschleiche

La Sepultura-alligatorøgle

2020 Abronia morenica Clause, Luna-Reyes & Nieto-Montes de Oca

Distribution: Mexico (Chiapas).





Abronia oaxacae

Oaxacan Arboreal Alligator Lizard

Oaxaca-Baumschleiche

Klatrende Oaxaca-alligatorøgle

1885 Gerrhonotus oaxacae Günther
Abronia oaxacae Tihen 1949

Distribution: Mexico (Oaxaca).


Abronia ochoterenai

Northern Chiapas Alligator Lizard, (Ochoterena's Arboreal Alligator Lizard)

Chiapas-Baumschleiche

Chiapas-alligatorøgle

1939 Gerrhonotus vasconcelosii ochoterenai Martin del Campo
Gerrhonotus ochoterenai Hartweg & Tihen 1946
Abronia ochoterenai Tihen 1949

Remarks: Peterson & Nieto-Montes de Oca (1996) discussed the uncertainty regarding the type locality of ochoterenai.
Distribution: Guatemala, Mexico (Chiapas).


Abronia ornelasi

Cerro Baul Alligator Lizard, (Ornela's Arboreal Alligator Lizard)

Baul-Baumschleiche

Baul-alligatorøgle

1984 Abronia ornelasi Campbell

Distribution: Mexico (Oaxaca).


Abronia ramirezi

Cerro la Vela Arboreal Alligator Lizard, (Ramirez' Arboreal Alligator Lizard)

La Vela-Baumschleiche

La Vela-alligatorøgle

1994 Abronia ramirezi Campbell

Distribution: Mexico (Chiapas).


Abronia reidi

Volcán San Martin Arboreal Alligator Lizard, (Reid's Arboreal Alligator Lizard)

San Martin-Baumschleiche

San Martin-alligatorøgle

1961 Abronia reidi Werler & Shannon
Gerrhonotus reidi Wermuth 1969

Distribution: Mexico (Veracruz).


Abronia salvadorensis

Salvadoran Arboreal Alligator Lizard

Salvadoriansche Baumschleiche

Salvadoransk Alligatorøgle

1983 Abronia salvadorensis Hidalgo

Remarks: Records of montecristoi from Honduras (e.g., Good 1988, Wilson, Porras & McCranie 1986) refer to salvadorensis (Campbell & Frost 1993). Köhler (1996) expressed doubt that these two nominal species were actually distinct from one another, however, this was documented by McCranie & Wilson (1999). Previously recorded from localities in El Salvador which are now part of Honduran territory, however, the species may occur in El Salvador (Köhler, Veselý & Greenbaum 2006).
Distribution: Honduras.


Abronia smithi

Cerro El Triúnfo Arboreal Alligator Lizard, (Smith's Arboreal Alligator Lizard)

Cerro el Triúnfo-Baumschleiche

Triúnfo-alligatorøgle

1993 Abronia smithi Campbell & Frost

Distribution: Mexico (Chiapas).


Abronia taeniata

Bromeliad Arboreal Alligator Lizard, Banded Arboreal Alligator Lizard

Gestreifte Baumschleiche

Båndet Alligatorøgle

1828 Gerrhonotus taeniatus Wiegmann
Abronia taeniatus Gray 1838
1905 Gerrhonotus deppii digueti Mocquard (Smith & Taylor 1950)

Remarks: Most widely distributed species of the genus.
Distribution: Mexico (Hidalgo, Puebla, Queretaro, San Luis Potosi, Tamaulipas).


Abronia vasconcelosii

Argueta Arboreal Alligator Lizard

Argueta-Baumschleiche

Argueta-alligatorøgle

1872 Gerrhonotus vasconcelosii Bocourt
Abronia vasconcelosi Waddick & Smith 1974

Remarks: Regarded as a synonym of aurita by Campbell & Frost (1993), but as a valid species by most recent publications (e.g., Köhler 2000, 2008; Pianka & Vitt 2003; Acevedo, Wilson, Cano & Vázquez-Almazán 2010).
Distribution: Guatemala.