Abronia smithi

Abronia smithi

Abronia smithi

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Abronia smithi

Abronia smithi is a species of lizard in the family Anguidae. Known by the common name Smith's arboreal alligator lizard, the species is endemic to the state of Chiapas in Mexico.

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A. smithi is an arboreal species which lives in the canopies of large trees in the cloud forests of the Sierra Madre de Chiapas. Its elevational range is 1,800–2,800 m (5,900–9,200 ft) above sea level.

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A. smithi is viviparous.

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A. smithi is only known to exist in a few localities in Chiapas. It is uncommon and may be threatened by deforestation, but it occurs in protected habitat, including the El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve.

References

1. Abronia smithi Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abronia_smithi
2. Abronia smithi on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/63690/12698131

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