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Abronia smithi CAMPBELL & FROST, 1993

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Higher TaxaAnguidae (Gerrhonotinae), Diploglossa, Anguimorpha, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Smith's Arboreal Alligator Lizard
S: Escorpión Arborícola de Smith 
SynonymAbronia (Auriculabronia) smithi CAMPBELL & FROST 1993
Abronia smithi — KÖHLER 2000: 39
Abronia smithi — WILSON et al. 2013
Abronia schmidtii — LANGNER 2019 (in error)
Abronia smithi — CLAUSE et al. 2020 
DistributionMexico (SE Chiapas), elevation 1800-2800 m

Type locality: Southeast slope of Cerro El Triúnfo (sic), Sierra Madre de Chiapas Chiapas, Mexico, in cloud forests. This locality is about 13.1 Km airline NNE Mapastepec at 15° 40'
N, 92° 48' W. Elevation: 2020 m  
TypesHolotype: UTA R-30202. 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: Campbell & Frost 1993: 32. 
EtymologyNamed after Hobart M. Smith (1912-2013), American herpetologist and one of the most prolific herpetologists of all time. See also Chiszar et al. 2004 for biographical notes. 
  • 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
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - 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
  • CHISZAR, DAVID; EDWIN MCCONKEY, AND MARGARET M. STEWART 2004. Historical perspectives: Hobart Muir Smith. Copeia 2004 (2): 418–424 - 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.
  • Köhler, G. 2008. Reptiles of Central America. 2nd Ed. Herpeton-Verlag, 400 pp.
  • Langner, Ch. 2019. Ich komme Dir auf die Schliche! Verkanntes Schleichenvolk – die interessanten Echsen der Familie Anguidae. Reptilia (Münster) 24 (136): 16-27 - get paper here
  • Wilson, Larry David; Vicente Mata-Silva, Jerry D. Johnson 2013. A conservation reassessment of the reptiles of Mexico based on the EVS measure. Amphibian & Reptile Conservation 7 (1): 1–47 - get paper here
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