You are here » home advanced search Abronia mitchelli

Abronia mitchelli CAMPBELL, 1982

IUCN Red List - Abronia mitchelli - Data Deficient, DD

Can you confirm these amateur observations of Abronia mitchelli?

Add your own observation of
Abronia mitchelli »

We have no photos, try to find some by Google images search: Google images

Higher TaxaAnguidae (Gerrhonotinae), Diploglossa, Anguimorpha, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Mitchell's Arboreal Alligator Lizard
S: Escorpión Arboricola de Mitchell 
SynonymAbronia mitchelli CAMPBELL 1982
Abronia (Aenigmabronia) mitchelli — CAMPBELL & FROST 1993
Abronia mitchelli — LINER 1994
Abronia mitchelli — LINER 2007 
DistributionMexico (Sierra Juarez, Oaxaca)

Type locality: Cerro Pelón, N slope Sierra Juárez, Oaxaca, Mexico, in cloud forest at an elevation of about 2750 m.  
Reproductionviviparous 
TypesHolotype: UTA R-10000, an adult female; collected 5 September 1974 by L. A. Mitchell. 
Diagnosis 
CommentA. 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 
References
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Campbell J A 1982. A new species of Abronia (Sauria, Anguidae) from the Sierra Juarez, Oaxaca, Mexico. Herpetologica 38 (3) 1982: 355-361 - 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
  • Casas-Andreu, G., F.R. Méndez-De la Cruz and X. Aguilar-Miguel. 2004. Anfibios y Reptiles; pp. 375–390, in A.J.M. García-Mendoza, J. Ordoñez and M. Briones-Salas (ed.). Biodiversidad de Oaxaca. Instituto de Biología, UNAM-Fondo Oaxaqueño para la Conservación de la Naturaleza-World Wildlife Fund, México, D. F.
  • Good, D.A. 1988. Phylogenetic relationships among gerrhonotine lizards; an analysis of external morphology. Univ. California Publ. 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
  • Mata-Silva, Vicente, Jerry D. Johnson, Larry David Wilson and Elí García-Padilla. 2015. The herpetofauna of Oaxaca, Mexico: composition, physiographic distribution, and conservation status. Mesoamerican Herpetology 2 (1): 6–62 - get paper here
  • Meiri, Shai; Aaron M. Bauer, Allen Allison, Fernando Castro-Herrera, Laurent Chirio, Guarino Colli, Indraneil Das, Tiffany M. Doan, Frank Glaw, Lee L. Grismer, Marinus Hoogmoed, Fred Kraus, Matthew LeBreton, Danny Meirte, Zoltán T. Nagy, Cristiano d 2017. Extinct, obscure or imaginary: the lizard species with the smallest ranges. Diversity and Distributions - get paper here
 
External links  
Is it interesting? Share with others:


Please submit feedback about this entry to the curator