Abronia ornelasi

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Abronia ornelasi
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Anguidae
Genus: Abronia
Species: A. ornelasi
Binomial name
Abronia ornelasi
Campbell, 1984
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Abronia ornelasi is a species of arboreal alligator lizard described in 1984 by Jonathan A. Campbell.


The specific name, ornelasi, is in honor of Julio Ornelas Martinez who assisted Campbell in fieldwork in Mexico.[2]


  1. ^ Campbell JA (2007). "Abronia ornelasi". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 18 February 2009. 
  2. ^ 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 ornelasi, p. 196).

Further reading[edit]

  • Campbell JA (1984). "A New Species of Abronia (Sauria: Anguidae) with Comments on the Herpetogeography of the Highlands of Southern Mexico". Herpetologica 40 (4): 373-381. (Abronia ornelasi, new species).