|Scientific Name:||Abronia reidi|
|Species Authority:||Werler & Shannon, 1961|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Data Deficient ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Flores-Villela, O. & Lopez-Luna, M.A.|
|Reviewer(s):||Cox, N., Chanson, J.S. & Stuart, S.N. (Global Reptile Assessment Coordinating Team)|
Listed as Data Deficient because it is still known only from a couple of specimens, it occurs high up in the canopy it is difficult to determine the population status, and the extent of the species geographic range is poorly known.
|Range Description:||This species is known from Volcan San Martín, Sierra de los Tuxtlas, in the state of Veracruz, Mexico, at 1,637 m asl.|
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|Population:||It is only known from a few specimens. This species occurs high in the forest canopy and is very difficult to find.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||An arboreal species found high in cloud forest and rainforest canopy. Populations need tall trees to persist, hence any degradation of the forest resulting in the removal of these trees will be detrimental.|
|Major Threat(s):||Disturbance of the original forest habitat is a major threat, particularly from clear cutting of the forest for timber and clearance for agriculture. There is illegal logging within the Los Tuxtlas Biosphere Reserve.|
|Conservation Actions:||It is protected by Mexican law under the category Pr (Special Protection). It is present within the protected area of Los Tuxtlas Biosphere Reserve. There is a need to conserve areas of suitable forest habitat, and also to undertake additional field surveys to better determine the geographic range of 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.
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:||Flores-Villela, O. & Lopez-Luna, M.A. 2007. Abronia reidi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 25 October 2014.|