Abronia chiszari 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Reptilia Squamata Anguidae

Scientific Name: Abronia chiszari Smith & Smith, 1981
Common Name(s):
English Chiszar's Arboreal Alligator Lizard

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2007
Date Assessed: 2007-03-01
Assessor(s): Lopez-Luna, M., Flores-Villela, O. & Frost, D.
Reviewer(s): Cox, N.A., Chanson, J.S. & Stuart, S.N.
Listed as Endangered because its extent of occurrence is less than 5,000 kmĀ², all individuals are in fewer than five locations, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is restricted to Santa Marta Volcano, on the Sierra de los Tuxtlas, Veracruz State, Mexico. It has an altitudinal range of 360 to 800 m asl.
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Population [top]

Population:While it is rarely seen, the species lives high in the canopy and may be more common than is generally thought. Only three specimens are currently known.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This is an arboreal species found in the canopy of both cloud forest and rainforest. These lizards are restricted to forest with tall, mature trees. Any loss of such trees will be significantly detrimental to the population. It is not believed to be able to persist in disturbed habitat.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): This species is threatened by deforestation, principally through the conversion of forested areas to agricultural use, and clear-cutting of forest for timber extraction.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is present within the protected area of Los Tuxtlas Biosphere Reserve. It is protected by Mexican law under the category Pr (Special Protection). Further studies are needed into the geographic range, ecology and threats to this species.

Citation: Lopez-Luna, M., Flores-Villela, O. & Frost, D. 2007. Abronia chiszari. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2007: e.T63675A12706244. . Downloaded on 24 June 2018.
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