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Abronia bogerti, known by the common name Bogert's arboreal alligator lizard, is a species of lizard in the family Anguidae. The species is endemic to Mexico.[1]

Abronia bogerti
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Anguidae
Genus: Abronia
A. bogerti
Binomial name
Abronia bogerti
Tihen, 1954
Map of southern Mexico and Guatemala showing a highlighted range (in red) covering a small area in the center of the Isthmus of Tehunatepec
Geographic range of Abronia bogerti



The specific name, bogerti, is in honor of American herpetologist Charles Mitchill Bogert.[2]

Geographic rangeEdit

A single specimen was collected in 1954, and A. bogerti has not been spotted since. The location was "north of Niltepec, between Cerro Atravesado and Sierra Madre, Oaxaca", in Mexico.

Conservation statusEdit

Because the species A. bogerti was collected in the canopy of the forest, it is believed that deforestation and ongoing crop and livestock farming pose the largest threats to its survival. Mexican law protects the lizard.


  1. ^ a b Campbell JA (2007). Abronia bogerti. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. Downloaded on 04 April 2015.
  2. ^ Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael; Grayson, Michael (2011). The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. xiii + 296 pp. ISBN 978-1-4214-0135-5. (Abronia bogerti, p. 30).

Further readingEdit

  • Mata-Silva, Vicente; Johnson, Jerry D.; Wilson, Larry David; Gárcia-Paqdilla, Elí (2015). "The herpetofauna of Oaxaca, Mexico: composition, physiographic distribution, and conservation status". Mesoamerican Herpetology 2 (1): 6-62.
  • Tihen JA (1954). "Gerrhonotine Lizards Recently Added to the American Museum Collection, with Further Revision of the Genus Abronia ". American Museum Novitates (1687): 1-26. (Abronia bogerti, new species, pp. 3–7, Figure 3).