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Abronia matudai (HARTWEG & TIHEN, 1946)

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Higher TaxaAnguidae (Gerrhonotinae), Diploglossa, Anguimorpha, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesS: Escorpión Arboricola de Matuda
E: Matuda's Arboreal Alligator Lizard 
SynonymGerrhonotus matudae HARTWEG & TIHEN 1946
Abronia matudai — TIHEN 1949: 591
Abronia matudai — SMITH & TAYLOR 1950: 196
Gerrhonotus matudai — WERMUTH 1969: 21
Abronia (Auriculabronia) matudai — CAMPBELL & FROST 1993
Abronia matudai — LINER 1994
Abronia matudai — KÖHLER 2000: 38
Abronia matudai — CLAUSE et al. 2020 
DistributionMexico (SE Chiapas), SW Guatemala (elevation 1950-2630 m)

Type locality: Volcán de Tacaná, Chiapas, 2000 m.  
TypesHolotype: UMMZ 88331 (collected by Eizi Matuda) 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: Campbell & Frost 1993: 38. 
CommentDistribution: Not listed for Guatemala by KÖHLER (2000). 
EtymologyNamed after Dr. Eizi Matuda (1894-1978), a Japanese botanist who moved to Mexico (1922) and became a Mexican citizen (1928). 
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  • 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., 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
  • 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
  • Hartweg, N., & TIHEN, J. E. 1946. Lizards of the genus Gerrhonotus from Chiapas, México. Occ. Pap. Mus. Zool. Univ. Michigan No. 497: 1-5 - 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.
  • Solano-Zavaleta, Israel & Walter Schmidt-Ballardo 2019. Longitud máxima de la lagartija Abronia matudai. Rev. Latinoamer. Herp. 2 (2): 98-99 - 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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