|Scientific Name:||Abronia matudai|
|Species Authority:||(Hartweg & Tihen, 1946)|
Gerrhonotus matudae Hartweg & Tihen, 1946
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Endangered B1ab(iii) 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 Endangered because its extent of occurrence is less than 5,000 km², all individuals are in fewer than five locations, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat.
|Range Description:||This species is present in southwestern Guatemala and southeastern Chiapas, Mexico. In Guatemala, it is known only from two localities on the Pacific versant near San Marcos. In Mexico, this species is known only from Volcan Tacana. It is found at elevations between 1,950 to 2,630 m asl.|
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|Population:||Owing to the species arboreal habits, it is difficult to determine how common it is. The species was recorded in Mexico during 2004.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||It is an arboreal species present within cloud forest and is also found close to the pine-cypress zone. It is an arboreal species, and populations need forest with mature, tall trees to persist. It is unlikely that this species can occur in heavily deforested habitat. The species is known to persist, where tall trees remain, in areas used for shade-grown coffee by indigenous peoples.|
|Major Threat(s):||There has been large-scale deforestation within the species range, generally through the conversion of land to agricultural use. Populations can however persist where large trees remain.|
|Conservation Actions:||It is known from within the protected areas of Volcan Tacana Biosphere Reserve. This species is protected by Mexican law under the category Pr (Special Protection); it is not protected in Guatemala.|
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.
Good, D.A. 1988. Phylogenetic relationships among gerrhonotine lizards: an analysis of external morphology. University of California Publications in Zoology 121: 1-139.
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 matudai. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 23 May 2013.|
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