|Scientific Name:||Abronia mitchelli|
|Species Authority:||Campbell, 1982|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Data Deficient ver 3.1|
|Reviewer/s:||Cox, N., Chanson, J.S. & Stuart, S.N. (Global Reptile Assessment Coordinating Team)|
Listed as Data Deficient, as while the habitat at the type collection locality remains intact, there is an absence of information on its extent of occurrence, population status and ecological requirements.
|Range Description:||This species is known only from a single specimen collected on the Cerro Pelon, Sierra de Juarez, Oaxaca State, Mexico. It was collected at 1,750 m asl. It possibly ranges more widely than is currently known.|
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|Population:||This species is known only from the type collection; there are no recent records.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||This is an arboreal species present in the canopy of tropical cloud forest. Populations are expected to need areas with mature, tall trees to persist. It seems unlikely that the species can occur in heavily modified habitat.|
|Major Threat(s):||The forest from which the type specimen was collected remains intact, and as such there are not considered to be any major threats to the species.|
|Conservation Actions:||This species is protected by Mexican law under the category Pr (Special Protection). The forest where the species was collected in Cerro Pelon is protecetd by the local Comaltepec community. Further research is needed into the geographic range and ecology of this species.|
Campbell, J.A. 1982. A new species of Abronia (Sauria, Anguidae) from the sierra Juarez, Oaxaca, Mexico. Herpetologica 388(3): 355-361.
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. 2007. Abronia mitchelli. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 09 March 2014.|
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