|Scientific Name:||Abronia smithi|
|Species Authority:||Campbell & Frost, 1993|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern 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 Least Concern since, although its extent of occurrence is around 2,000 km², populations are stable with little current threat, and it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
|Range Description:||This lizard is endemic to the Sierra Madre de Chiapas, in southeastern Chiapas State, Mexico. It occurs at elevations of 1,800 to 2,800 m asl.|
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|Population:||This species is considered to be relatively uncommon and it is known from only a few localities. It is generally hard to census populations owing to the species arboreal habits.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||This is an arboreal species of montane tropical cloud forest. While animals need large trees to persist, populations appear to be able to tolerate some selective logging.|
|Major Threat(s):||It is generally threatened through deforestation, and transformation of land use in agriculture areas.|
|Conservation Actions:||The species has been recorded from the El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve; this is considered to be a well managed protected area. Further studies are needed into the distribution, abundance and ecology 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.
IUCN. 2007. 2007 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Available at: www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 12th September 2007).
Köhler, G. 2003. Reptiles of Central America. Herpeton, Germany. 368 pp.
|Citation:||Campbell, J.A. & Muñoz-Alonso, A. 2007. Abronia smithi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 01 October 2014.|