Holotype: UTA R-31041, adult ♀.
Type locality: “near the Torre de Guatel, near the aldea of Soledad Grande, Jalapa, Guatemala, 2660 m elevation (14°31' N, 90°09' W). This locality is located about 4 km airline ESE of Mataquescuintla on the slopes drained by the upper tributaries of the Rio Tapalapa.”
- Campbell, J.A. & Brodie, Jr., E.D. 1999. A new species of Abronia (Squamata: Anguidae) from the southeastern highlands of Guatemala. Herpetologica 55(2): 161–174. JSTOR Reference page.