(Abronia graminea)
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Geographic range: Neotropical: Endemic to Mexico. Found in pine - oak and cloud (mesophylic) forests of Veracruz, Puebla and Oaxaca.

Physical characteristics: Dorso - ventrally compressed lizard with triangular head, reaching SV length of 10 cm (16 cm tail included). Preauricular scales granular. Twelve rows of ventral scales. Coloration quite variable, from green to brownish on dorsal side, underbody lighter - creamy color.

Food habits: In captivity feeds mainly on insects, but reportedly also consumes smaller species of lizards.

Reproduction: Viviparous.

Behavior: Arboreal, usually found in epiphytic vegetation.

Pine - oak and cloud (mesophylic) forests in altitudes of 1300 - 2800 m above sea level.

Biomes: temperate forests

Conservation: Species listed in NOM (Norma Oficial Mexicana) as species in risk, due to significant habitat loss, small area of distribution (estimated to only around 11, 500 sq. km) and suspected pressure from illegal trade.

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