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Abronia taeniata (WIEGMANN, 1828)

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Higher TaxaAnguidae (Gerrhonotinae), Diploglossa, Anguimorpha, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesS: Escorpión Arborícola de Bandas
E: Banded Arboreal Alligator Lizard, Bromeliad Arboreal Alligator Lizard 
SynonymGerrhonotus taeniatus WIEGMANN 1828: 380
Abronia taeniatus — GRAY 1838: 390
Gerrhonotus taeniatus — DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1839: 399
Gerrhonotus taeniatus — O’SHAUGHNESSY 1873: 45
Gerrhonotus taeniatus — BOULENGER 1885: 270
Gerrhonotus deppii var. digueti MOCQUARD 1905 (fide SMITH & TAYLOR 1950)
Abronia taeniata taeniata — TIHEN 1949
Abronia taeniata taeniata — SMITH & TAYLOR 1950: 197
Gerrhonotus taeniatus — WERMUTH 1969: 27
Abronia taeniata — LINER 1994
Abronia taeniata — LINER 2007 
DistributionE Mexico (SW Tamaulipas, San Luis Potosi, Hidalgo, N Puebla, Quéretaro)

Type locality: Mexico. Restricted to El Chico, Hidalgo, by SMITH & TAYLOR 1950. Map legend:
TDWG region - Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.

NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
TypesHolotype: ZMB 1152
Syntypes: MNHN 1904.486 [digueti] 
CommentSMITH & TAYLOR 1950 report intergrades of taeniata and graminea from la Joya, Veracruz.

Distribution: Not listed for Nuevo Leon by LAZCANO VILLARREAL & DIXON 2002 or LEMOS-ESPINAL et al. 2016. 
EtymologyThe specific name is derived from the Latin word taenia, meaning "ribbon stripe or band” which likely pertains to the ribbon-like crossbands on the body (Lemos-Espinal & Dixon 2013). 
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  • Dixon, James R. and Julio A. Lemos-Espinal 2010. Amphibians and reptiles of the state of Queretaro, Mexico. Tlalnepantla UNAM, 428 pp.
  • Duméril, A. M. C. and G. Bibron. 1839. Erpétologie Générale on Histoire Naturelle Complète des Reptiles. Vol.5. Roret/Fain et Thunot, Paris, 871 pp. - get paper here
  • Good, David A.;Bauer, Aaron M.;Günther, Rainer 1993. An Annotated Type Catalogue of the Anguimorph Lizards (Squamata: Anguidae, Helodermatidae, Varanidae, Xenosauridae) in the Zoological Museum, Berlin. Mitt. Zool. Mus. Berl. 69 (1): 45-56
  • Gray, J. E. 1838. Catalogue of the slender-tongued saurians, with descriptions of many new genera and species. Part 3. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (1) 1: 388-394 - get paper here
  • Langner, Christian 2014. Baumschleichen der Gattung Abronia. Terraria Elaphe 2014 (1): 14-26 (2013) - get paper here
  • Lemos-Espinal, Julio A. and James R. Dixon 2013. Amphibians and Reptiles of San Luis Potosí. Eagle Mountain Publishing, xii + 300 pp.
  • Lemos-Espinal, Julio A., Geoffrey R. Smith 2015. Amphibians and reptiles of the state of Hidalgo, Mexico. Check List 11 (3): 1642 - 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
  • Martin, Plul S. 1958. A biogeography of reptiles and amphibians in the Gomez Farias Region, Tamaulipas, Mexico. Miscellaneous publications, Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan (101): 1-102 + 7 plates - get paper here
  • O’Shaughnessy, A. W. E. 1873. Herpetological notes. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (4) 12: 44-48 - get paper here
  • Smith,H.M. & Taylor,E.H. 1950. An annotated checklist and key to the reptiles of Mexico exclusive of the snakes. Bull. US Natl. Mus. 199: 1-253 - get paper here
  • Taylor,E.H. 1953. Fourth contribution to the herpetology of San Luis Potosí. Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull. 35 (13): 1587-1614 - get paper here
  • Terán-Juárez, Sergio A., Elí García Padilla, Vicente Mata-Silva, Jerry D. Johnson and Larry David Wilson. 2016. The herpetofauna of Tamaulipas, Mexico: composition, distribution, and conservation status. Mesoamerican Herpetology 3 (1): 43–113 - get paper here
  • Terán-Juárez, Sergio A.; Elí García-Padilla, Francisco E. Leyto-Delgado, and Leccinum J. García- Morales 2015. New records and distributional range extensions for amphibians and reptiles from Tamaulipas, Mexico. Mesoamerican Herpetology 2 (2): 208-214 - get paper here
  • Tihen, J. A. 1949. The genera of gerrhonotine Iizards. American Midland Naturalist 41: 579-601 - get paper here
  • 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
  • Wiegmann,A.F.A. 1828. Beyträge zur Amphibienkunde. Isis von Oken 21 (4): 364-383 - get paper here
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