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Higher TaxaAnguidae (Gerrhonotinae), Diploglossa, Anguimorpha, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesFrost’s Arboreal Alligator Lizard 
SynonymAbronia frosti CAMPBELL, SASA, ACEEDO & MENDELSON 1998
Abronia frosti — KÖHLER 2000: 38 
DistributionNW Guatemala (Sierra de los Cuchumatanes), elevation 2835 m.

Type locality: Along road to Patalcal, 5.9 km (by road) NW intersection of Guatemala road 9N (near San Mateo Ixtatán), 2835 m. Map legend:
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TypesHolotype: UTA R-41131 
CommentAbronia frosti is the only Abronia known from Guatemala that lacks protuberant
supra-auricular spines. 
EtymologyNmed after Darrel Frost, American herpetologist and former curator at the American Musuem of Natural History in New York. 
  • Ariano-Sánchez, Christian & Melendez, Lester 2014. Baumschleichen der Gattung Abronia in Guatemala. Terraria-Elaphe 2014 (3): 44-48 - get paper here
  • 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
  • Köhler, G. 2000. Reptilien und Amphibien Mittelamerikas, Bd 1: Krokodile, Schildkröten, Echsen. Herpeton Verlag, Offenbach, 158 pp.
  • Pianka, Eric R. 2012. Can humans share spaceship earth? Amphibian & Reptile Conservation 6 (1): 1-24 - get paper here
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