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Abronia lythrochila SMITH & ALVAREZ DEL TORO, 1963

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Higher TaxaAnguidae (Gerrhonotinae), Diploglossa, Anguimorpha, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Red-lipped Arboreal Alligator Lizard
S: Escorpión Arboricola de Labios Rojos 
SynonymAbronia lythrochila SMITH & ALVAREZ DEL TORO 1963
Gerrhonotus lythrochilus — WERMUTH 1969: 21
Abronia (Auriculabronia) lythrochila — CAMPBELL & FROST 1993
Abronia lythrochila — LINER 1994
Abronia lythrochila — KÖHLER 2000: 38
Abronia lythrochila — CLAUSE et al. 2020 
DistributionMexico (C Chiapas), Guatemala (Torres et al. 2013), elevation 2000-3000 m

Type locality: Mexico: Nachij, Carretera Tuxtla-Las Casas, Chiapas.  
TypesHolotype: INHS (= UIMNH) 51013, M. Alvarez del Toro; July 11, 1956. 
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Good, D.A. 1988. Phylogenetic relationships among gerrhonotine lizards; an analysis of external morphology. Univ. California Publ. Zool. 121: 139 pp. - get paper here
  • Grünwald, Christoph Imre, Nadia Pérez-Rivera, Iván Trinidad Ahumada-Carrillo, Héctor Franz-Chávez and Brandon Thomas La Forest. 2016. New distributional records for the herpetofauna of Mexico. Herpetological Review 47 (1): 85-90 - 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.
  • Köhler, G. 2008. Reptiles of Central America. 2nd Ed. Herpeton-Verlag, 400 pp.
  • Langner, Christian 2014. Haltung und Nachzucht der Baumschleiche Abronia lythrochila. Terraria-Elaphe 2014 (1): 28-34 (2013) - get paper here
  • Smith, H. M., & ALVAREZ DEL TORO, M. 1963. Notulae herpetologicae Chiapasiae IV. Herpetologica 19: 100-105. - get paper here
  • Torres, Monica, Antonio Urbina, Carlos Vásquez-Almazán, Todd Pierson and Daniel Ariano-Sánchez 2013. Geographic Distribution: Abronia lythrochila (red-lipped arboreal alligator lizard). Herpetological Review 44 (4): 624 - get paper here
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