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Abronia leurolepis CAMPBELL & FROST, 1993

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Higher TaxaAnguidae (Gerrhonotinae), Diploglossa, Anguimorpha, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesS: Escorpión Arboricola de Escamas Planas
E: Flat-scaled Arboreal Alligator Lizard, Smoothback arboreal alligator lizard 
SynonymAbronia (Auriculabronia) leurolepis CAMPBELL & FROST 1993
Abronia leurolepis — KÖHLER 2000: 38
Abronia leurolepis — CLAUSE et al. 2020 
DistributionMexico (Chiapas)

Type locality: Santa Rosa, near Comitán, E Chiapas, Mexico (1800-2300 m)  
TypesHolotype: CNAR (= UNAM = IBHUNAM) 340 (in original description “IBUNAM”) 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: Campbell & Frost 1993: 35. 
CommentAbundance: only known from the type specimen (Meiri et al. 2017). 
  • 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
  • Clause, A. G., Luna-Reyes, R. & Nieto-Montes De Oca, A. 2020. A New Species of Abronia (Squamata: Anguidae) from a Protected Area in Chiapas, Mexico. Herpetologica 76 (3): 330-343 - get paper here
  • Johnson, Jerry D.; Vicente Mata-Silva, Elí García Padilla, and Larry David Wilson 2015. The Herpetofauna of Chiapas, Mexico: composition, distribution, and conservation. Mesoamerican Herpetology 2 (3): 272–329. - get paper here
  • Köhler, G. 2000. Reptilien und Amphibien Mittelamerikas, Bd 1: Krokodile, Schildkröten, Echsen. Herpeton Verlag, Offenbach, 158 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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