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Abronia fuscolabialis (TIHEN, 1944)

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Higher TaxaAnguidae (Gerrhonotinae), Diploglossa, Anguimorpha, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesS: Escorpión Arboricola del Zempoaltepec
E: Mount Zempoaltepec Arboreal Alligator Lizard 
SynonymGerrhonotus fuscolabialis TIHEN 1944: 112
Abronia fuscolabialis — TIHEN 1949: 591
Abronia fuscolabialis — SMITH & TAYLOR 1950: 198
Gerrhonotus fuscolabialis — WERMUTH 1969: 17
Abronia kalaina GOOD & SCHWENK 1985
Abronia kalaina — GOOD 1988
Abronia kalaina — LINER 1994
Abronia fuscolabialis — CAMPBELL & FROST 1993
Abronia fuscolabialis — LINER 2007 
DistributionMexico (Oaxaca)

Type locality: Mount Zempoaltepec, Oaxaca.  
TypesHolotype: AMNH 85634, originally personal collection of R. T. Moore, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, No. 400, an adult male, collected by Mr. Moore at Mt. Zempoaltepec, Oaxaca, between November, 1941, and June, 1942.
Holotype: MVZ 177806 (adult male) [kalaina] 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: A Gerrhonotus of the deppii group without protuberant supra-auricular scales; adult without conspicuous light areas laterally; chin moderately dark in color; lower labials as dark as the granular area of the neck, with indistinct lighter bands; approximately 30-31 rows of dorsal scales between the occipital and the posterior border of the thigh; dorsal osteoderms well developed; an upper anterior loreal present; sides of neck covered with more or less equal subgranular scales (from TIHEN 1944). 
CommentSynonymy: CAMPBELL & FROST 1993 synonymized Abronia kalaina with Abronia fuscolabialis.

Distribution: Map in Bogert and Porter 1967: 16. 
  • Bogert, Charles M. & Porter, Ann P. 1967. A new species of Abronia (Sauria, Anguidae) from the Sierra Madre del Sur of Oaxaca, Mexico. American Museum Novitates (2279): 1-21 - 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 - get paper here
  • Campbell, Jonathan A.; Israel Solano-Zavaleta, Oscar Flores-Villela, Itzue W. Caviedes-Solis, and Darrel R. Frost 2016. A New Species of Abronia (Squamata: Anguidae) from the Sierra Madre del Sur of Oaxaca, Mexico. Journal of Herpetology 50 (1): 149-156. - get paper here
  • 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; Schwenk K 1985. A new species of Abronia (Lacertilia: Anguidae) from Oaxaca, Mexico. Copeia 1985 (1): 135-141 - get paper here
  • 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
  • Rodríguez-Robles, Javier A., Good, David A., Wake, David B. 2003. Brief History of Herpetology in the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, University of California, Berkeley, with a List of Type Specimens of Recent Amphibians and Reptiles. UC Publications in Zoology, 119 pp. - get paper here
  • Tihen, J. A. 1944. A new Gerrhonotus from Oaxaca. Copeia 1944 (2): 112-115 - 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
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