Abronia mitchelli CAMPBELL, 1982
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|Higher Taxa||Anguidae (Gerrhonotinae), Diploglossa, Anguimorpha, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||E: Mitchell's Arboreal Alligator Lizard|
S: Escorpión Arboricola de Mitchell
|Synonym||Abronia mitchelli CAMPBELL 1982|
Abronia (Aenigmabronia) mitchelli — CAMPBELL & FROST 1993
Abronia mitchelli — LINER 1994
Abronia mitchelli — LINER 2007
|Distribution||Mexico (Sierra Juarez, Oaxaca)|
Type locality: Cerro Pelón, N slope Sierra Juárez, Oaxaca, Mexico, in cloud forest at an elevation of about 2750 m.
|Types||Holotype: UTA R-10000, an adult female; collected 5 September 1974 by L. A. Mitchell.|
|Comment||A. mitchelli most closely resembles A. bogerti, A. chiszari and A. reidi, species inhabiting highland regions adjacent to the Sierra Madre del Sur and associated ranges in Oaxaca.|
Abundance: only known from the type specimen (Meiri et al. 2017).
|Etymology||Named after Lyndon A. Mitchell was Animal Care Manager at the Reptile Departtnent, Dallas Zoo and a co-author of Jonathan Campbell.|
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