Abronia deppii

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Taxonavigation: Diploglossa 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Cladus: Sarcopterygii
Cladus: Rhipidistia
Cladus: Tetrapodomorpha
Cladus: Eotetrapodiformes
Cladus: Elpistostegalia
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Cladus: Eureptilia
Cladus: Romeriida
Subclassis: Diapsida
Cladus: Sauria
Infraclassis: Lepidosauromorpha
Superordo: Lepidosauria
Ordo: Squamata
Cladus: Unidentata, Episquamata
Cladus: Toxicofera
Subordo: Anguimorpha
Infraordo: Neoanguimorpha
Superfamilia: Diploglossa

Familia: Anguidae
Subfamilia: Gerrhonotinae
Genus: Abronia
Species: Abronia deppii


Abronia deppii (Wiegmann, 1828)

Lectotype: ZMB 1149, adult ♀, collected by F. Deppe on April 1824 or July–September 1826. [designated by Taylor (1969)]

Type locality: “Mexico”, restricted in error to “the vicinity of Omilteme, Guerrero, Mexico” by Smith & Taylor (1950), corrected to “Temascaltepec-Real de Arriba, in the State of Mexico” by Sánchez-Herrera & López-Forment (1980: 86).

Paralectotype: ZMB 1150, adult ♂; same data as lectotype. [designated by Taylor (1969)]


  • Gerrhonotus deppii Wiegmann, 1828: 379 [original combination]
  • Abronia deppiiGray, 1838: 389 [subsequent combination]


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Vernacular names[edit]

English: Deppe’s Arboreal Alligator Lizard