Scientific Name: Abronia graminea

Found In: Mexico and Guatemala/Pine forest canopies and cloud forests at altitudes of 4,000 to 8,000 feet

Size: Adults average 9 inches in length.

Diet: Carnivore. Diet consists exclusively of insects.

Threat Level: Endangered. Deforestation for agriculture is the major threat to this species. Surviving populations are widely scattered, making it difficult for this species to recover.

Facts: People who live in this lizard’s native range believe that they are venomous and call them “escorpions de arbol” or “tree scorpions.” They are not actually venomous.