Abronia (animal)

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Arboreal Alligator Lizard Abronia graminea 2900px.jpg
Abronia graminea
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Sauria
Family: Anguidae
Genus: Abronia
Gray, 1838[1]

Abronia is a genus of lizards, also commonly known as arboreal alligator lizards, in the family Anguidae. They are endemic to the New World.

Geographic range[edit]

Members of this genus are found from Mexico through Central America to northeastern South America.[2]

Habitat and behavoir[edit]

These lizards are almost exclusively arboreal and can be as high as 40 m (130 ft) in trees.


The following 28 species are currently recognized:[2]


  1. ^ ITIS (Integrated Taxonomic Information System). www.itis.gov.
  2. ^ a b Abronia. The Reptile Database. Consulted: 2012-04-06

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