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Abronia fimbriata (COPE, 1885)

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Higher TaxaAnguidae (Gerrhonotinae), Diploglossa, Anguimorpha, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymGerrhonotus auritus BOCOURT (not COPE)
Barissia fimbriata COPE 1885 (nom. nov.)
Gerrhonotus fimbriatus — BOULENGER 1885: 271
Abronia (Auriculabronia) fimbriata — CAMPBELL & FROST 1993
Abronia fimbriata — KÖHLER 2000: 36 
DistributionNE Guatemala (Northeastern Guatemalan highlands; known with certainty from the cloud forests of the western portion of the Sierra de las Minas, Department of Baja Verapaz, at elevations of 1500 to 2100 m, and from the Sierra de Xucaneb (Montaña Ulpán), Department of Alta Verapaz, at elevations of 1400 m to 2000 m. These localities are in the Quecchian Area and the Sierra de las Minas Sierran Subarea, as defined by Campbell and Vannini (1989).

Type locality: "les forèts de pins de la haute Vera Paz (Guatemala oriental)" (Bocourt, 1878 [1870--1909]), according to Brygoo (1987: 6); restricted to vicinity of Cáquipec, Department of Alta Verapaz, Guatemala by CAMPBELL (on http://www.uta.edu/biology/campbell/guatemala/checklist.html). Map legend:
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Reproductionviviparous 
TypesSyntypes: MNHN 1189, 1189A, and 1189B; MNHN 1189 designated lectotype by CAMPBELL. 
Comment 
References
  • Ariano-Sánchez, Christian & Melendez, Lester 2014. Baumschleichen der Gattung Abronia in Guatemala. Terraria-Elaphe 2014 (3): 44-48 - get paper here
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1885. Catalogue of the lizards in the British Museum (Natural History). Vol. 2, Second edition. London, xiii+497 pp. - 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
  • Campbell, J.A., & Vannini, J.P. 1989. Distribution of amphibians and reptiles in Guatemala and Belize. West. Foundation of Vertebrate Zool., Los Angeles, Proc. 4(1) 21 pp.
  • Campbell, Jonathan A., Mahmood Sasa, Manuel Acevedo and Joseph R. Mendelson, III. 1998. A new species of Abronia (Squamata: Anguidae) from the High Cuchumatanes of Guatemala. Herpetologica 54 (2): 221-234. - get paper here
  • Cope, E.D. 1885. Twelfth contribution to the herpetology of tropical America. Proc. Amer. Philos. Soc. 22: 167-194 [1884] - get paper here
  • Köhler, G. 2000. Reptilien und Amphibien Mittelamerikas, Bd 1: Krokodile, Schildkröten, Echsen. Herpeton Verlag, Offenbach, 158 pp.
  • Köhler, G. 2008. Reptiles of Central America. 2nd Ed. Herpeton-Verlag, 400 pp.
  • Tihen, J. A. 1954. Gerrhonotine lizards recently added to the American Museum collection, with further revisions of the genus Abronia. American Museum Novitates (1687): 1-26 - get paper here
 
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