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Abronia anzuetoi CAMPBELL & FROST, 1993

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Higher TaxaAnguidae (Gerrhonotinae), Diploglossa, Anguimorpha, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Anzuetoi Arboreal Alligator Lizard 
SynonymAbronia (Auriculabronia) anzuetoi CAMPBELL & FROST 1993
Abronia anzuetoi — KÖHLER 2000: 38 
DistributionSC Guatemala, elevation 1219-2286 m

Type locality: “in cloud forest at 1219 m (4000 feet) elevation on the south slope of Volcán de Agua, Finca Rosario Vista Hermosa, Department of Escuintla, Guatemala. This site is about 12 km (airline) NNE Escuintla at approximately 14° 25' N, 90° 44' W."

Habitat: cloudforest  
TypesHolotype: UMMZ 129013, University of Michigan Museum of Zoology 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: Campbell & Frost 1993: 23 
CommentAbundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyNamed after Roderico Anzueto, Guatemalan naturalist who collected the holotype. 
  • 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; 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, 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.
  • Köhler, G. 2008. Reptiles of Central America. 2nd Ed. Herpeton-Verlag, 400 pp.
  • 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
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