Anniella campi PAPENFUSS & PARHAM, 2013
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Anniella campi?
|Higher Taxa||Anguidae (Anniellinae),|
Diploglossa, Anguimorpha, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
|Common Names||E: Southern Sierra Legless Lizard|
|Synonym||Anniella campi PAPENFUSS & PARHAM 2013|
Anniella pulchra lineage D — PARHAM & PAPENFUSS 2009
Type locality: 35.6251°N, 117.9581°W (1,230 m elevation; Figs. 1, 4), Big Spring, 5.8 km NW Junction Hwy. 14 (by Hwy. 178) Kern County, California, USA.
|Types||Holotype: MVZ 257727 (Fig. 3), collected on March 31, 2006, by Theodore J. Papenfuss. Paratypes. CAS 233827, an adult male, 233828, an adult female, from 35.6252°N, 117.9581°W (1,240 m elev.; Figs. 1, 4), Big Spring, 5.8 km NW junction Hwy. 14 (by Hwy. 178) Kern County, California, U.S.A., collected on March 31, 2006, by Theodore J. Papenfuss; MCZ R-189380 (Fig. 3), 189381, 189382, adults not sexed from 35.6252°N, 117.9581°W (1,240 m elev.; Figs. 1, 4), Big Spring, 5.8 km NW junction Hwy. 14 (by Hwy. 178) Kern County, California, U.S.A., collected on May 7, 2011, by Theodore J. Papenfuss. Figures in PAPENFUSS & PARHAM 2013.|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis. Distinguished from all other species of the Anniella pulchra complex by a unique color pattern consisting of continuous, double, dark lateral stripes from the side of the head to the tip of the tail. This character is present in all paratypes and referred specimens. Anniella campi shows a maximum mitochondrial sequence divergence (for ND2) from A. pulchra of 8.4%, from A. grinnelli of 5.8%, from A. alexanderae of 4.9%, and from A. stebbinsi of 4.3%.|
|Comment||Distribution: see map in PAPENFUSS & PARHAM 2013.|
Abundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017).
|Etymology||This species is named after Charles Lewis Camp (1893–1974; Fig. 6), former student at the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology and later director of the University of California Museum of Paleontology. On a 1915 collecting expedition to Yosemite National Park with Joseph Grinnell, he discovered the Mt. Lyell salamander, Hydromantes platycephalus (Camp, 1916), part of a lineage that is otherwise restricted to the Old World and therefore one of the more significant herpetological discoveries in North America. Charles Camp also participated in successful paleontological expedi- tions throughout western North America, as well as Africa, Australia, and South America. Camp’s (1923) influential ‘‘Classification of the lizards’’ formed the foundation for modern taxonomy of squamates (Estes and Pregill, 1988).|
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