Amblycercus holosericeus … … † * * * * * * * *
Two rather closely allied species constitute this genus, one of which, A. holosericeus,
1. Amblycercus holosericeus.
Amblycercus holosericeus, Scl. Cat. B. Brit. Mus. xi. p. 3276.
Amblycercus holosericeus is a very familiar species in Mexico and Central America, where it is found throughout the hot and temperate districts from Southern Mexico to Panama, and thence southwards to Ecuador and Peru.
Sumichrast, who ascribes A. holosericeus to the hot and temperate regions of Vera Cruz, says it does not reach the altitude of Orizaba, the limit of its upward range not passing 3380 feet26. In Guatemala, however, we found it to be common at Coban at an elevation of between 4000 and 4500 feet, and at Dueñas at nearly 5000 feet.