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Abronia is a genus of lizards in the family Anguidae endemic to the New World. Member species of this genus are found from Mexico through Central America to northeastern South America.[2] Lizards of the genus Abronia are almost exclusively arboreal. These lizards possess intriguing traits, like an olive-green color and many scalings across its body. They were identified to be found in the Sierra de Los Cuchumatanes of Guatemala, despite many apparent confusions regarding the identification of it.[3]

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Abronia graminea
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Anguidae
Genus: Abronia
Gray, 1838[1]


These species are recognized:[2]


  1. ^ "Abronia". ITIS (Integrated Taxonomic Information System).
  2. ^ a b Abronia. The Reptile Database. Consulted: 2012-04-06.
  3. ^ Solano-Zavaleta, Israel; de Oca, Adrián Nieto-Montes; Campbell, Jonathan A. (June 2016). "A New Species ofMesaspis(Squamata: Anguidae) from the High Cuchumatanes of Guatemala". Journal of Herpetology. 50 (2): 327–336. doi:10.1670/15-024. ISSN 0022-1511.

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