Abronia ornelasi

Abronia ornelasi

Abronia ornelasi

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Abronia ornelasi

Abronia ornelasi is a species of arboreal alligator lizard in the family Anguidae. The species, which was originally described in 1984 by Jonathan A. Campbell, is endemic to southern Mexico.

Animal name origin

The specific name, ornelasi, is in honor of Julio Ornelas Martinez who assisted Campbell in fieldwork in Mexico.

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A. ornelasi is found in the Mexican state of Oaxaca.

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The natural habitat of A. ornelasi is cloud forest at altitudes of 1,500–1,600 m (4,900–5,200 ft).

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Mating Habits

A. ornelasi is viviparous.

References

1. Abronia ornelasi Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abronia_ornelasi
2. Abronia ornelasi on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/63687/12697494

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