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Abronia graminea (Alligator lizard; Terrestrial Arboreal Alligator Lizard)

Synonyms: Abronia taeniata; Gerrhonotus gramineus; Gerrhonotus taeniatus

Wikipedia Abstract

Abronia graminea is an endangered arboreal alligator lizard described in 1864 by Cope.This species is endemic to the highlands of the states of Veracruz and adjacent Puebla, Mexico.It is considered to be moderately common and is regularly recorded, but its abundance is decreasing.Animals inhabit bromeliads in the canopy of montane pine-oak and cloud forest.It seems unlikely that this species can be found in degraded habitat.This is a viviparous species.The species is threatened by deforestation and degradation of habitat, largely through the conversion of land to agricultural use.
View Wikipedia Record: Abronia graminea

Endangered Species

Status: Endangered
View IUCN Record: Abronia graminea

Ecoregions

Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Use
Oaxacan montane forests Mexico Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Petén-Veracruz moist forests Mexico, Guatemala, Belize Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Sierra Madre de Oaxaca pine-oak forests Mexico Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Coniferous Forests
Tehuacán Valley matorral Mexico Neotropic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt pine-oak forests Mexico Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Coniferous Forests

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Madrean Pine-Oak Woodlands Mexico, United States No
Mesoamerica Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama No

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

    Maps
Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Fort Worth Zoological Park
Fresno Chaffee Zoo
Miami Metrozoo
San Antonio Zoological Gardens & Aquar
Toledo Zoological Gardens

Range Map

Mexico (C Veracruz, E Puebla) Terra typica: Orizaba, Mexico.;

Photos

Citations

Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
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Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access