|Scientific Name:||Abronia leurolepis|
|Species Authority:||Campbell & Frost, 1993|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Data Deficient ver 3.1|
|Assessor/s:||Campbell, J.A. & Muñoz-Alonso, A.|
|Reviewer/s:||Cox, N., Chanson, J.S. & Stuart, S.N. (Global Reptile Assessment Coordinating Team)|
Listed as Data Deficient since it is known only from a single individual collected in the 1930s from an imprecise locality, and has been little studied in recent years.
|Range Description:||This species is known only from the imprecise type locality in eastern Chiapas, Mexico. The map for this species shows the general area of collection. It was collected between 1,800 and 2,300 m asl.|
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|Population:||It is known from a single individual collected in the 1930s. There have been few directed surveys to relocate this species since the initial collection.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||This is an arboreal species found in cloud forest habitat. It seems unlikely that the species can occur in degraded habitat.|
|Major Threat(s):||As in all the species of the genus Abronia, the principal threat is considered to be habitat loss through both timber and wood extraction, and the conversion of forest to agricultural use.|
|Conservation Actions:||While this species is protected by Mexican law under the category Pr (Special Protection), it has not been recorded from any protected areas. There is an urgent need to conserve and restore remaining areas of suitable cloud forest within the region. Further field surveys are needed to relocate and study this species.|
Campbell, J.A. and Frost, D.R. 1993. Anguid lizards of the genus Abronia: revisionary notes, descriptions of four new species, a phylogenetic analysis, and key. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 216: 1-121.
IUCN. 2007. 2007 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Available at: www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 12th September 2007).
|Citation:||Campbell, J.A. & Muñoz-Alonso, A. 2007. Abronia leurolepis. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 12 March 2014.|
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