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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

Trć-alligatorřgler

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)
1878 Mesaspis Cope (type species: Gerrhonotus moreleti Bocourt 1871; syn. Gutiérrez-Rodríguez, Zaldívar-Riverón, Solano-Zavaleta, Campbell, Meza-Lázaro, Flores-Villela & Nieto-Montes de Oca 2020)
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: 38 species, of which 34 (89.5%) are endemic.
Endemism: 0% 100%
Other common names:
Mesaspis: Middle American Alligator Lizards, Highland Alligator Lizards
Remarks: Previously included in Gerrhonotus (se remarks under that genus).
Distribution: Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico (Chiapas, Guerrero, Hidalgo, Mexico State, Morelos, Oaxaca, Puebla, Queretaro, San Luis Potosi, Tamaulipas, Veracruz), Nicaragua, Panama.

Abronia antauges

Mount Orizaba Alligator Lizard

Orizaba-Alligatorschleiche

Orizaba-alligatorřgle

1866 Barissia antauges Cope
Gerrhonotus antauges Boulenger 1885
Mesaspis antauges Liner 1994
Abronia antauges Gutiérrez-Rodríguez, Zaldívar-Riverón, Solano-Zavaleta, Campbell, Meza-Lázaro, Flores-Villela & Nieto-Montes de Oca 2020 [by implication]
1878 Pterogasterus modestus Cope (Good 1988; Solano-Zavaleta, Luz & Clause 2017)
Barisia modesta Waddick & Smith 1974

Distribution: Mexico (Veracruz).


Abronia anzuetoi

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

Volcán de Agua-Baumschleiche

Volcán de Agua-alligatorřgle

1993 Abronia anzuetoi Campbell & Frost

Distribution: Guatemala.


Abronia aurita

Alta Verapaz Arboreal Alligator Lizard

Alta Verapaz-Baumschleiche

Alta Verapaz-alligatorřgle

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-alligatorřgle

1954 Abronia bogerti Tihen
Gerrhonotus bogerti Wermuth 1969

Distribution: Mexico (Oaxaca).



Abronia campbelli

Jalapa Arboreal Alligator Lizard

Jalapa-Baumschleiche

Jalapa-alligatorřgle

1993 Abronia campbelli Brodie & Savage

Distribution: Guatemala.


Abronia chiszari

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

Cuetzalapan-Baumschleiche

Cuetzalapan-alligatorřgle

1981 Abronia chiszari Smith & Smith

Distribution: Mexico (Veracruz).


Abronia cuchumatana

Cuchumatanes Alligator Lizard

Cuchumatanes-Alligatorschleiche

Cuchumatanes-alligatorřgle

2016 Mesaspis cuchumatanus Solano-Zavaleta, Nieto-Montes de Oca & Campbell
Abronia cuchumatana Gutiérrez-Rodríguez, Zaldívar-Riverón, Solano-Zavaleta, Campbell, Meza-Lázaro, Flores-Villela & Nieto-Montes de Oca 2020 [by implication]

Distribution: Guatemala.


Abronia cuetzpali

Sierra de Miahuatlán Arboreal Alligator Lizard

Miahuatlán-Baumschleiche

Miahuatlán-alligatorřgle

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-alligatorřgle

1828 Gerrhonotus deppii Wiegmann
Abronia deppii Gray 1838

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


Abronia fimbriata

Cáquipec Arboreal Alligator Lizard

Cáquipec-Baumschleiche

Cáquipec-alligatorřgle

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-alligatorřgle

1998 Abronia frosti Campbell, Sasa, Acevedo & Mendelson

Distribution: Guatemala.


Abronia fuscolabialis

Mount Zempoaltepec Alligator Lizard

Zempoaltepac-Baumschleiche

Zempoaltepac-alligatorřgle

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 gadovii

Omilteme Alligator Lizard, (Gadow's Alligator Lizard)

Omilteme-Alligatorschleiche

Omilteme-alligatorřgle

1913 Gerrhonotus gadovii Boulenger
Barisia gadovii Tihen 1949
Mesaspis gadovii Liner 1994
Abronia gadovii Gutiérrez-Rodríguez, Zaldívar-Riverón, Solano-Zavaleta, Campbell, Meza-Lázaro, Flores-Villela & Nieto-Montes de Oca 2020 [by implication]
1949 Barisia gadovii levigata Tihen
Gerrhonotus gadovii levigata Wermuth 1969
Mesaspis gadovii levigata Liner 1994

Other common names:
gadovii: Common Gadow's Alligator Lizard
levigata: Smooth Alligator Lizard
Distribution: Mexico (Guerrero, Oaxaca).


Abronia gaiophantasma

Cerro Verde Arboreal Alligator Lizard

Cerro Verde-Baumschleiche

Cerro Verde-alligatorřgle

1993 Abronia gaiophantasma Campbell & Frost

Distribution: Guatemala.


Abronia graminea

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

Grüne Baumschleiche

Tehuacan-alligatorřgle

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

Distribution: Mexico (Oaxaca, Puebla, Veracruz).


Abronia juarezi

Sierra Juarez Alligator Lizard

Juarez-Alligatorschleiche

Juarez-alligatorřgle

1987 Barisia juarezi Karges & Wright
Mesaspis juarezi Liner 1994
Abronia juarezi Gutiérrez-Rodríguez, Zaldívar-Riverón, Solano-Zavaleta, Campbell, Meza-Lázaro, Flores-Villela & Nieto-Montes de Oca 2020 [by implication]

Distribution: Mexico (Oaxaca).


Abronia leurolepis

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

Flachschuppige Baumschleiche

Fladskćllet Alligatorřgle

1993 Abronia leurolepis Campbell & Frost

Distribution: Mexico (Chiapas).


Abronia lythrochila

Red-lipped Arboreal Alligator Lizard

Rotlippen-Baumschleiche

Rřdlćbet Alligatorřgle

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-alligatorřgle

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-alligatorřgle

1946 Gerrhonotus matudai Hartweg & Tihen
Abronia matudai Tihen 1949

Distribution: Guatemala, Mexico (Chiapas).


Abronia meledona

Torre de Guatel Arboreal Alligator Lizard

Guatel-Baumschleiche

Guatel-alligatorřgle

1999 Abronia meledona Campbell & Brodie

Distribution: Guatemala.


Abronia mitchelli

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

Pelón-Baumschleiche

Pelón-alligatorřgle

1982 Abronia mitchelli Campbell

Distribution: Mexico (Oaxaca).


Abronia mixteca

Mixtecan Arboreal Alligator Lizard

Mixteca-Baumschleiche

Mixteca-alligatorřgle

1967 Abronia mixteca Bogert & Porter

Distribution: Mexico (Guerrero, Oaxaca).


Abronia montecristoi

Montecristo Arboreal Alligator Lizard

Montecristo-Baumschleiche

Montecristo-alligatorřgle

1983 Abronia montecristoi Hidalgo

Remarks: Köhler (1996) expressed doubt that montecristoi and salvadorensis were actually distinct from one another, however, their separate status was confirmed by McCranie & Wilson (1999).
Distribution: El Salvador, Honduras.


Abronia monticola

Pico Blanco Alligator Lizard

Pico Blanco-Alligatorschleiche

Pico Blanco-alligatorřgle

1877 Gerrhonotus monticolus Cope
Barisia monticola Tihen 1949
Mesaspis monticola Villa, Wilson & Johnson 1988
Abronia monticola Gutiérrez-Rodríguez, Zaldívar-Riverón, Solano-Zavaleta, Campbell, Meza-Lázaro, Flores-Villela & Nieto-Montes de Oca 2020 [by implication]
1907 Gerrhonotus alfaroi Stejneger (Taylor 1956)

Distribution: Costa Rica, Panama.


Abronia monticola
© Henrik Bringsøe

Abronia moreletii

Peten Alligator Lizard, (Morelet's Alligator Lizard)

Peten-Alligatorschleiche

Peten-alligatorřgle

1871 Gerrhonotus moreletii Bocourt
Barisia moreleti Tihen 1949
Mesaspis moreleti Villa, Wilson & Johnson 1988
Abronia moreleti Gutiérrez-Rodríguez, Zaldívar-Riverón, Solano-Zavaleta, Campbell, Meza-Lázaro, Flores-Villela & Nieto-Montes de Oca 2020 [by implication]
1872 Gerrhonotus fulvus Bocourt (Wermuth 1969)
Gerrhonotus moreletii fulvus Stuart 1943
Barisia moreleti fulva Tihen 1949
Mesaspis moreleti fulvus Good, Bauer & Günther 1993
1928 Gerrhonotus salvadorensis Schmidt (Wermuth 1969)
Gerrhonotus moreletii salvadorensis Dunn & Emlen 1932
Barisia moreleti salvadorensis Tihen 1949
1946 Gerrhonotus moreleti rafaeli Hartweg & Tihen
Barisia moreleti rafaeli Tihen 1949
Mesaspis moreleti rafaeli Liner 1994
1946 Gerrhonotus moreleti temporalis Hartweg & Tihen
Barisia moreleti temporalis Tihen 1949
Mesaspis moreleti temporalis Liner 1994

Other common names:
rafaeli: Rafael's Alligator Lizard
temporalis: Temporal Alligator Lizard
Remarks: Solano-Zavaleta & Nieto-Montes de Oca (2018) suggested that moreletii contains six evolutionary independent lineages, including four of the currently recognized subspecies (moreletii, rafaeli, salvadorensis Schmidt 1981 [not ˝], temporalis) and two unnamed lineages in Honduras and Nicaragua, respectively. However, the authors did not formally recognize these lineages as separate evolutionary species, pending further studies to support their results.
Distribution: El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico (Chiapas), Nicaragua.


Abronia morenica

Sierra Morena Arboreal Alligator Lizard

Sierra-Morena-Baumschleiche

Sierra Morena-alligatorřgle

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

Distribution: Mexico (Chiapas).





Abronia oaxacae

Oaxacan Arboreal Alligator Lizard

Oaxaca-Baumschleiche

Klatrende Oaxaca-alligatorřgle

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-alligatorřgle

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. A record from Guatemala (Acevedo, Wilson, Cano & Vázquez-Almazán 2010) needs confirmation.
Distribution: Mexico (Chiapas).


Abronia ornelasi

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

Baul-Baumschleiche

Baul-alligatorřgle

1984 Abronia ornelasi Campbell

Distribution: Mexico (Oaxaca).


Abronia ramirezi

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

La Vela-Baumschleiche

La Vela-alligatorřgle

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-alligatorřgle

1961 Abronia reidi Werler & Shannon
Gerrhonotus reidi Wermuth 1969

Distribution: Mexico (Veracruz).


Abronia salvadorensis

Salvadoran Arboreal Alligator Lizard

Salvadoriansche Baumschleiche

Salvadoransk Alligatorřgle

1983 Abronia salvadorensis Hidalgo [not Gerrhonotus salvadorensis Schmidt 1928]

Remarks: This species is in need of a replacement name, since the name salvadorensis is already in use for another taxon in the genus, Gerrhonotus salvadorensis Schmidt 1928 (currently A. moreletii salvadorensis). Köhler (1996) expressed doubt that montecristoi and salvadorensis were actually distinct from one another, however, their separate status was confirmed 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-alligatorřgle

1993 Abronia smithi Campbell & Frost

Distribution: Mexico (Chiapas).


Abronia taeniata

Bromeliad Arboreal Alligator Lizard, Banded Arboreal Alligator Lizard

Gestreifte Baumschleiche

Bĺndet Alligatorřgle

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, Veracruz),


Abronia vasconcelosii

Argueta Arboreal Alligator Lizard

Argueta-Baumschleiche

Argueta-alligatorřgle

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.


Abronia viridiflava

Dwarf Alligator Lizard

Gelbgrüne Alligatorschleiche

Gulgrřn Alligatorřgle

1873 Gerrhonotus viridiflavus Bocourt
Barisia viridiflava Tihen 1949
Mesaspis viridiflava Liner 1994
Abronia viridiflava Gutiérrez-Rodríguez, Zaldívar-Riverón, Solano-Zavaleta, Campbell, Meza-Lázaro, Flores-Villela & Nieto-Montes de Oca 2020 [by implication]
1876 Gerrhonotus bocourti Peters (Smith & Taylor 1950)
1885 Gerrhonotus obscurus Günther (Smith & Taylor 1950)

Distribution: Mexico (Oaxaca).


Abronia zongolica

Sierra de Zongolica Arboreal Alligator Lizard

Zongolica-Baumschleiche

Zongolica-alligatorřgle

2022 Abronia zongolica García-Vázquez, Clause, Gutiérrez-Rodríguez, Cazares-Hernández & Ángel de la Torre-Loranca

Distribution: Mexico (Veracruz).