Anzuetoi arboreal alligator lizard

Anzuetoi arboreal alligator lizard

Anzuetoi arboreal alligator lizard, Anzueto's arboreal alligator lizard

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Abronia anzuetoi

The Anzuetoi arboreal alligator lizard (Abronia anzuetoi), also known commonly as Anzueto's arboreal alligator lizard, is a species of lizard in the family Anguidae. The species is endemic to Volcán de Agua in Guatemala.

Animal name origin

The specific name, anzuetoi is in honor of Guatemalan naturalist Roderico Anzueto, who collected the holotype.

Distribution

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A. anzuetoi is found at elevations from 1,219–2,286 m (3,999–7,500 ft) on Volcán de Agua, inhabiting cloud forests on the mountain.

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Habits and Lifestyle

A. anzuetoi is a diurnal tree-dwelling lizard. Dominant males exhibit territorial behaviour.

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Seasonal behavior

Mating Habits

A. anzuetoi is viviparous.

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The extent of occurrence of A. anzuetoi is approximately 24 km2 (9.3 mi2), and thus the species is considered Vulnerable by the IUCN. Anthropogenic impact is minimized by the fact that its native habitat has many landmines, and surrounding coffee plantations have been abandoned.

References

1. Anzuetoi arboreal alligator lizard Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anzuetoi_arboreal_alligator_lizard
2. Anzuetoi arboreal alligator lizard on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/203012/175756617

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