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Abronia reidi is a species of arboreal alligator lizard described in 1961 by John E. Werler and Frederick A. Shannon.

Abronia reidi
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Anguidae
Genus: Abronia
A. reidi
Binomial name
Abronia reidi
Werler & Shannon, 1961
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  • Abronia reidi
    Werler & Shannon, 1961
  • Gerrhonotus reidi
    Wermuth, 1969
  • Abronia (Abaculabronia) reidi Campbell & Frost, 1993
  • Abronia reidi
    Liner, 1994



The specific name, reidi, is in honor of Jack Robert Reid (born 1933) of San Antonio, Texas, who was one of the collectors of the holotype.[3]

Geographic rangeEdit

A. reidi is endemic to the Mexican state of Veracruz.[2]


  1. ^ Flores-Villela O, Lopez-Luna MA (2007). "Abronia reidi". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2007: e.T63689A12697921. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2007.RLTS.T63689A12697921.en. Retrieved 11 January 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Abronia reidi ". The Reptile Database.
  3. ^ Beolens B, Watkins M, Grayson M (2011). The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. xiii + 296 pp. ISBN 978-1-4214-0135-5. (Abronia reidi, p. 219).

Further readingEdit

  • Werler JE, Shannon FA (1961). "Two New Lizards (Genera Abronia and Xenosaurus) from the Las Tuxtlas Range of Veracruz, Mexico". Trans. Kansas Acad Sci. 64 (2): 123-132. (Abronia reidi, new species, p. 123).