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Abronia chiszari SMITH & SMITH, 1981

IUCN Red List - Abronia chiszari - Endangered, EN

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Higher TaxaAnguidae (Gerrhonotinae), Diploglossa, Anguimorpha, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Chiszar's Arboreal Alligator Lizard
S: Escorpión Arborícola de Chiszar 
SynonymAbronia chiszari SMITH & SMITH 1981
Abronia (Scopaeabronia) chiszari - CAMPBELL & FROST 1993
Abronia chiszari — LINER 1994
Abronia chiszari — LINER 2007 
DistributionMexico (Veracruz)

Type locality: Veracruz: 2.5 mi E Cuetzalapan, 360 m elevation (CAMPBELL 1982 doubts that this is the exact provenance). Map legend:
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Reproductionviviparous 
TypesHolotype: UTA R-3195, immature male, coll. 18 Aug. 1962, WiIliiam F. Pyburn 
Comment 
Etymologynamed after David A. Chiszar (1944 -2013), an American psychologist and herpetologist at the University of Colorado. See Murphy & Smith 2013. 
References
  • Bille, T. 2001. Ein zweites Exemplar von Abronia bogerti TIHEN 1954 aus Oaxaca, Mexiko, mit Bemerkungen zur Variation der Art (Sauria: Anguidae). Salamandra 37 (4): 205-210 - get paper here
  • Campbell J A 1984. A new species of Abronia (Sauria: Anguidae) with comments on the herpetogeography of the highlands of southern Mexico. Herpetologica 40 (4): 373-381 - get paper here
  • Campbell J A; Frost D R 1993. Anguid lizards of the genus Abronia: revisionary notes, descriptions of four new species, a phylogenetic analysis, and key. Bull. Amer. Mus. Nat. Hist. 216: 1-121
  • Clause, Adam G., Schmidt-Ballardo, Walter, Solano-Zavaleta, Israel, Jiménez-Valáquez, Gustavo and Heimes, Peter 2016. Morphological variation and natural history in the enigmatic lizard clade Scopaeabronia (Squamata: Anguidae: Abronia) Herpetological Review 47 (4): 536-543
  • Good, D.A. 1988. Phylogenetic relationships among gerrhonotine lizards; an analysis of external morphology. Univ. of Calif. Publs. in Zool. 121: 139 pp. - get paper here
  • Liner, Ernest A. 2007. A CHECKLIST OF THE AMPHIBIANS AND REPTILES OF MEXICO. Louisiana State University Occasional Papers of the Museum of Natural Science 80: 1-60 - get paper here
  • Murphy, James B. and Hobart M. Smith. 2013. Obituary: In Memoriam: David Alfred Chiszar (1944-2013), with reflections from colleagues and friends. Herpetological Review 44 (2): 186-195
  • Pérez-Higareda, Gonzalo, Marco A. López-Luna, David Chiszar and Hobart M. Smith 2002. Additions to and Notes on the Herpetofauna of Veracruz, Mexico. Bull. Chicago Herp. Soc. 37(4):67-68 - get paper here
  • Smith H M; Smith R B 1981. Another epiphytic alligator lizard (Abronia) from Mexico. Bull. Maryland Herp. Soc. 17 (2): 51-60
 
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