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Abronia viridiflava (BOCOURT, 1873)

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Higher TaxaAnguidae (Gerrhonotinae), Diploglossa, Anguimorpha, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Dwarf Alligator Lizard
S: Escorpión de Enano 
SynonymGerrhonotus viridiflavus BOCOURT 1873
Gerrhonotus viridiflavus — O’SHAUGHNESSY 1873: 46
Gerrhonotus Bocourti PETERS 1876: 297 (fide SMITH & TAYLOR 1950)
Gerrhonotus obscurus GÜNTHER 1885: 40 (fide SMITH & TAYLOR 1950)
Gerrhonotus antauges — BOULENGER 1885: 277 (part.)
Gerrhonotus obscurus — BOULENGER 1885: 277
Barisia viridiflava — TIHEN 1949: 227
Barisia viridiflava — SMITH & TAYLOR 1950: 200
Gerrhonotus viridiflavus — DUELLMAN 1966
Gerrhonotus viridiflavus — WERMUTH 1969: 27
Barisia viridiflava — KARGES & WRIGHT 1987
Mesaspis viridiflava — LINER 1994
Mesaspis viridiflava — LINER 2007
Mesaspis viridiflava — SOLANO-ZAVALETA et al. 2016
Abronia viridiflava — GUTIÉRREZ-RODRÍGUEZ et al. 2020 (by implication) 
DistributionMexico (Oaxaca)

Type locality: Mexico. Restricted to the highlands of C Oaxaca, near the city of Oaxaca by TIHEN.

Type locality: “angeblich aus Mexico”; restricted to “Oaxaca, Oaxaca” by SMITH & TAYLOR 1950 [Gerrhonotus Bocourti PETERS 1876].  
TypesHolotype: MNHN-RA 2920
Holotype: ZMB 7557 [Gerrhonotus Bocourti PETERS 1876] 
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  • Boulenger, G.A. 1885. Catalogue of the lizards in the British Museum (Natural History). Vol. 2, Second edition. London, xiii+497 pp. - get paper here
  • Brygoo, E. R. 1987. Les types d'Anguid és (Reptiles, Sauriens) du Museum national d'Histoire naturelle Catalogue critique. Bulletin du Museum national d'Histoire naturelle, Paris, 4e ser., 9, sect. A (Zool., BioI. & Ecol. anim.), (2), supplement, 3-20. - get paper here
  • Casas-Andreu, G., F.R. Méndez-De la Cruz and X. Aguilar-Miguel. 2004. Anfibios y Reptiles; pp. 375–390, in A.J.M. García-Mendoza, J. Ordoñez and M. Briones-Salas (ed.). Biodiversidad de Oaxaca. Instituto de Biología, UNAM-Fondo Oaxaqueño para la Conservación de la Naturaleza-World Wildlife Fund, México, D. F.
  • Duellman, William E. 1966. The Central American herpetofauna: An ecological perspective. Copeia 1966 (4): 700-719 - get paper here
  • García-Padilla E, DeSantis DL, Rocha A, Mata-Silva V, Johnson JD, Wilson LD. 2020. Conserving the Mesoamerican herpetofauna: the most critical case of the priority level one endemic species. Amphibian & Reptile Conservation 14(2) [General Section]: 73–132 (e240) - get paper here
  • Good, David A. 1989. Allozyme Variation and Phylogenetic Relationships among the Species of Mesaspis (Squamata: Anguidae). Herpetologica 45 (2): 227-232 - get paper here
  • Günther, A. C. L. G. 1885. Reptilia and Batrachia. Biologia Centrali-Américana. Taylor, & Francis, London, 326 pp. [published in parts from 1885-1902; reprint by the SSAR 1987] - get paper here
  • Gutiérrez-Rodríguez, Jorge, Alejandro Zaldívar-Riverón, Israel Solano-Zavaleta, Jonathan A Campbell, Rubi N Meza-Lázaro, Oscar Flores-Villela, and Adrián Nieto-Montes de Oca. 2020. Phylogenomics of the Mesoamerican Alligator-Lizard Genera Abronia and Mesaspis (Anguidae: Gerrhonotinae) Reveals Multiple Independent Clades of Arboreal and Terrestrial Species. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 154: 106963 - get paper here
  • Liner, Ernest A. 2007. A CHECKLIST OF THE AMPHIBIANS AND REPTILES OF MEXICO. Louisiana State University Occasional Papers of the Museum of Natural Science 80: 1-60 - get paper here
  • Mata-Silva, Vicente, Jerry D. Johnson, Larry David Wilson and Elí García-Padilla. 2015. The herpetofauna of Oaxaca, Mexico: composition, physiographic distribution, and conservation status. Mesoamerican Herpetology 2 (1): 6–62 - get paper here
  • Peters, Wilhem Carl Hartwig 1876. Über neue Arten der Sauriergattung Gerrhonotus. Monatsber. königl. Akad. Wiss. Berlin. 1876 (Mai): 297-30 - get paper here
  • Smith, H.M. & Taylor,E.H. 1950. An annotated checklist and key to the reptiles of Mexico exclusive of the snakes. Bull. US Natl. Mus. 199: 1-253 - get paper here
  • Solano-Zavaleta, Israel; Adrián Nieto-Montes de Oca,Jonathan A. Campbell 2016. A New Species of Mesaspis (Squamata: Anguidae) from the High Cuchumatanes of Guatemala. Journal of Herpetology 50 (2): 327-336 - get paper here
  • Tihen, Joe A. 1949. A review of the lizard genus Barisia. Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull. 33 (3): 217-254 - get paper here
  • Vega-Trejo, Regina; Irma Trejo, Oscar A. Flores-Villela, and Víctor H. Reynoso 2013. Amphibian and Reptile Community Structure in Pristine Coniferous Forests: Baseline Data for <br />Conservation Studies. Herp. Cons. Biol. 8 (3) - get paper here
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