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Abronia graminea (COPE, 1864)

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Higher TaxaAnguidae (Gerrhonotinae), Diploglossa, Anguimorpha, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Sierra de Tehuacan Arboreal Alligator Lizard, Terrestrial Arboreal Alligator Lizard
G: Grüne Baumschleiche
S: Escorpión Arboricola de Tehuacá 
SynonymGerrhonotus gramineus COPE 1864: 179
Gerrhonotus gramineus — O’SHAUGHNESSY 1873: 45
Gerrhonotus gramineus — BOULENGER 1885: 269
Abronia taeniata graminea — TIHEN 1949: 591
Abronia taeniata graminea — SMITH & TAYLOR 1950: 198
Gerrhonotus taeniatus gramineus — WERMUTH 1969: 27
Abronia graminea — LINER 1994
Abronia graminea — LINER 2007 
DistributionMexico (C Veracruz, E Puebla, Oaxaca)

Type locality: Orizaba, Mexico.  
TypesLectotype: USNM 6327 
  • Augstenová, Barbora, Eleonora Pensabene, Lukáš Kratochvíl, and Michail Rovatsos. 2021. Cytogenetic Evidence for Sex Chromosomes and Karyotype Evolution in Anguimorphan Lizards. Cells 10, no. 7: 1612 - get paper here
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1885. Catalogue of the lizards in the British Museum (Natural History). Vol. 2, Second edition. London, xiii+497 pp. - 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.
  • Clause, Adam G., Gustavo Jiménez-Velázquez and Hibraim A. Pérez-Mendoza. 2016. Nature Notes. Abronia graminea (Cope, 1864). Color variant. Mesoamerican Herpetology 3 (1): 142–145 - get paper here
  • Clause, Adam G., Israel Solano-Zavaleta and Luis Felipe Vázquez-Vega. 2016. Captive reproduction and neonate variation in Abronia graminea (Squamata: Anguidae). Herpetological Review 47 (2): 231-234 - get paper here
  • Clause, Adam G.; Israel Solano-Zavaleta, Karlo Antonio Soto-Huerta, Rosalía de la A. Pérez y Soto, and Carlos A. Hernández-Jiménez 2018. Morphological Similarity in a Zone of Sympatry Between Two Abronia (Squamata: Anguidae), with Comments on Ecology and Conservation. Herp. Cons. Biol. 13 (1): 183–193 - get paper here
  • Cope, E.D. 1864. Contributions to the herpetology of tropical America. Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia 16: 166-181. - get paper here
  • 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
  • Langner, C. 2007. Haltung und Vermehrung der Grünen Baumschleiche Abronia graminea (COPE, 1864). Sauria 29 (4): 5-18 - get paper here
  • Langner, Christian 2014. Baumschleichen der Gattung Abronia. Terraria-Elaphe 2014 (1): 14-26 (2013) - 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
  • O’Shaughnessy, A. W. E. 1873. Herpetological notes. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (4) 12: 44-48 - get paper here
  • Schmidt, B. Walter 1991. Abronia graminea (Sauria, Anguidae) en la Sierra Mazateca, Oaxaca, Mexico. Bol. Soc. Herpetol. Mex. 3 (1): 11-12 - 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
  • 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
  • Torres-Hernández, LA, Ramírez-Bautista A, Cruz-Elizalde R, Hernández-Salinas U, Berriozabal-Islas C, DeSantis DL, Johnson JD, Rocha A, García-Padilla E, Mata-Silva V, Fucsko LA, and Wilson LD. 2021. The herpetofauna of Veracruz, Mexico: composition, distribution, and conservation status. Amphibian & Reptile Conservation 15(2) [General Section]: 72–155 - get paper here
  • VÁSQUEZ CRUZ, VÍCTOR & ARLETH REYNOSO MARTÍNEZ. 2021. Predation on Abronia graminea (Squamata: Anguidae) and Sceloporus bicanthalis (Squamata: Phrynosomatidae) by Lanius ludovicianus (Laniidae, Aves) in Veracruz, Mexico. Cuadernos de Herpetología 35(1): 147–150. - get paper here
  • Woolrich-Piña GA, Smith GR, Martínez-Méndez N, Lemos-Espinal JA, Gadsden-Esparza H 2021. Effects of body temperature on initial bite force in three species of rock- and crevice-dwelling lizards from Mexico. Herpetozoa 34: 163-168 - get paper here
  • Woolrich-Piña, G. A., E. García-Padilla, D. L. DeSantis, J. D. Johnson, V. Mata-Silva, and L. D. Wilson 2017. The herpetofauna of Puebla, Mexico: composition, distribution, and conservation status. Mesoamerican Herpetology 4(4): 791–884 - get paper here
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