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Abronia salvadorensis HIDALGO, 1983

IUCN Red List - Abronia salvadorensis - Endangered, EN

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Higher TaxaAnguidae (Gerrhonotinae), Diploglossa, Anguimorpha, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Salvador Arboreal Alligator Lizard 
SynonymAbronia salvadorensis HIDALGO 1983
Abronia (Lissabronia) salvadorensis — CAMPBELL & FROST 1993
Abronia salvadorensis — KÖHLER 2000: 39
Abronia salvadorensis — MCCRANIE 2018
Abronia salvadorensis — CLAUSE et al. 2020 
DistributionEl Salvador, Honduras (Sierra de Montecillos, Sierra de Opalaca), 1900-2250 m elevation

Type locality: El Salvador, Morazan Canton Palo Blanco, 10 km NE Perquin, 1900 m elevation.  
TypesHolotype: KU 184047, adult female 
CommentDistribution: Listed for El Salvador with a question mark by KÖHLER 2000.

A. montecristoi has 5 occipital scales while A. salvadorensis has 1-4 (usually 3). 
EtymologyThe name salvadorensis refers to the country El Salvador, where the type locality was thought to be located; however, that locality is now considered to be in Honduras. 
  • 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
  • Hidalgo H 1983. Two new species of Abronia (Sauria: Anguidae) from the cloud forests of El Salvador. OCCASIONAL PAPERS OF THE MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS (No. 105) 1983: 1-11. - 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.
  • McCranie, James R. 2015. A checklist of the amphibians and reptiles of Honduras, with additions, comments on taxonomy, some recent taxonomic decisions, and areas of further studies needed. Zootaxa 3931 (3): 352–386 - get paper here
  • McCranie, James R. 2018. The Lizards, Crocodiles, and Turtles of Honduras. Systematics, Distribution, and Conservation. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Special Publication Series (2): 1- 666 - get paper here
  • McCranie,J.R. & Wilson,L.D. 1999. Status of the anguid lizard Abronia montecristoi HIDALGO. Journal of Herpetology 33 (1): 127-128 - get paper here
  • Solís, J. M., L. D. Wilson, and J. H. Townsend. 2014. An updated list of the amphibians and reptiles of Honduras, with comments on their nomenclature. Mesoamerican Herpetology 1: 123–144 - get paper here
  • Wilson, L.D. & McCranie, J.R. 2003. The conservation status of the herpetofauna of Honduras. Amphibian & Reptile Conservation 3 (1): 6-33 - get paper here
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