Abronia taeniata 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Reptilia Squamata Anguidae

Scientific Name: Abronia taeniata (Wiegmann, 1828)
Common Name(s):
English Bromeliad Arboreal Alligator Lizard
Gerrhonotus taeniatus Wiegmann, 1828

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2007
Date Assessed: 2007-03-01
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Canseco-Márquez, L. & Mendoza-Quijano, F.
Reviewer(s): Cox, N.A., Chanson, J.S. & Stuart, S.N.
Listed as Vulnerable because its extent of occurrence is less than 20,000 km², its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its primary forest habitat.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is endemic to eastern Mexico, where it ranges from southern Tamaulipas, north Queretaro southwards to south Hidalgo, northeast Veracruz and northern Puebla. It occurs at elevations of around 1,000 to 2,600 m asl.
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Population [top]

Population:It is a common species in suitable habitat.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This is an arboreal species that occurs in primary humid montane forest, cloud forest and humid pine-oak forest and humid fir forest. It is not present in modified areas. It is a viviparous species.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): This species is threatened by deforestation of its habitat, through conversion of land to agricultural use (corn fields and cattle ranches). It is also illegally collected for the international pet trade.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species is protected by Mexican law under the category Pr (Special Protection). It is present in the Parque Nacional El Chico in Hildalgo, and Sierra Gorda, Queretaro and in Rancho El Cielo, Tamaulipas. Further taxonomic studies are needed for this species. Further studies are needed into the ecology and natural history of this species.

Citation: Canseco-Márquez, L. & Mendoza-Quijano, F. 2007. Abronia taeniata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2007: e.T63691A12698332. . Downloaded on 18 September 2018.
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