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Aspidoscelis angusticeps (COPE, 1878)

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Higher TaxaTeiidae, Teiinae, Gymnophthalmoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
SubspeciesAspidoscelis angusticeps petenensis (BEARGIE & MCCOY 1964)
Aspidoscelis angusticeps angusticeps (COPE 1877) 
Common NamesYucatan Whiptail 
SynonymCnemidophorus angusticeps COPE 1878: 95
Cnemidophorus sackii angusticeps — SMITH & TAYLOR 1950: 183
Cnemidophorus angusticeps — PETERS et al. 1970: 92
Cnemidophorus angusticeps — LINER 1994
Cnemidophorus angusticeps — KÖHLER 2000: 100
Aspidoscelis angusticeps — REEDER et al. 2002

Aspidoscelis angusticeps angusticeps (COPE 1877)
Cnemidophorus angusticeps COPE 1878: 95
Cnemidophorus angusticeps angusticeps — MASLIN & SECOY 1986
Aspidoscelis angusticeps angusticeps — REEDER et al. 2002
Aspidoscelis angusticeps angusticeps — LINER & CASAS-ANDREU 2008

Aspidoscelis angusticeps petenensis (BEARGIE & MCCOY 1964)
Cnemidophorus angusticeps petenensis BEARGIE & MCCOY 1964: 565
Cnemidophorus angusticeps petenensis — KLUGE 1984
Cnemidophorus angusticeps petenensis — MASLIN & SECOY 1986
Aspidoscelis angusticeps petenensis — REEDER et al. 2002
Aspidoscelis angusticeps petenensis — LINER & CASAS-ANDREU 2008 
DistributionMexico (Yucatán, Quintana Roo, Campeche), Guatemala, Belize

angusticeps: N Yucatán

petenensis: Basis of the Yucatán peninsula. Type locality: Guatemala, El Petén, La Libertad.

Type locality: “Yucatán”. Restricted to Chichen Itzá by SMITH & TAYLOR 1950. Map legend:
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NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
TypesSyntypes: USNM 24876-24878
Holotype: UMMZ 74980 [petenensis] 
EtymologyNamed after Latin “angustus, -a, -um” = narrow and the abbreviated term “-ceps” for “caput” = head. 
  • Beargie, K. & McCoy, C.J. 1964. Variation and relationships of the teiid lizard Cnemidophorus angusticeps. Copeia 1964 (3): 561-570 - get paper here
  • Campbell, J.A. 1998. Amphibians and reptiles of northern Guatemala, the Yucatán, and Belize. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, xiii + 380 pp. - get paper here
  • Cope, E.D. 1878. Tenth contribution to the herpetology of Tropical America. Proc. Amer. Philos. Soc. 17: 85-98 [1877] - get paper here
  • Duellman, W. E., & ZWEIFEL, R. G. 1962. A synopsis of the lizards of the sexlineatus group (genus Cnemidophorus). Bull. Amer. Mus. Nat. Hist. 123: 155-210.
  • Köhler, G. 2000. Reptilien und Amphibien Mittelamerikas, Bd 1: Krokodile, Schildkröten, Echsen. Herpeton Verlag, Offenbach, 158 pp.
  • Köhler, G. 2008. Reptiles of Central America. 2nd Ed. Herpeton-Verlag, 400 pp.
  • Koller, Rene 2005. Herpetologoische waarnemingen in Belize, deel 2: reptielen. Lacerta 63 (1): 4-19 - get paper here
  • Lee, J. C. 2000. A field guide to the amphibians and reptiles of the Maya world. Cornell University Press, Ithaca,
  • Lee, J.C. 1996. The amphibians and reptiles of the Yucatán Peninsula. Comstock, Cornell University Press, Ithaca, 500 pp.
  • Manríquez-Morán, Norma L., Fausto R. Méndez-de la Cruz, and Robert W. Murphy 2014. Genetic Variation and Origin of Parthenogenesis in the Aspidoscelis cozumela Complex: Evidence from Mitochondrial Genes. Zoological Science 31, No. 1: 14-19. - get paper here
  • Maslin, T. & Secoy, D.M. 1986. A checklist of the lizard genus Cnemidophorus (Teiidae). Contr. Zool. Univ. Colorado Mus. 1: 1-60
  • REEDER, T.W.; CHARLES J. COLE AND HERBERT C. DESSAUER 2002. Phylogenetic Relationships of Whiptail Lizards of the Genus Cnemidophorus (Squamata: Teiidae): A Test of Monophyly, Reevaluation of Karyotypic Evolution, and Review of Hybrid Origins. American Museum Novitates 3365: 1-64 - get paper here
  • Smith, Hobart M. 1939. Notes on Mexican reptiles and amphibians. Zoological Series of Field Museum of Natural History 24 (4): 15-35 - get paper here
  • Smith,H.M. & Taylor,E.H. 1950. An annotated checklist and key to the reptiles of Mexico exclusive of the snakes. Bull. US Natl. Mus. 199: 1-253 - get paper here
  • Taylor, Harry L.; Charles J. Cole, and Christopher R. Cooley 2014. Origins and Evolution in the Aspidoscelis cozumela Complex of Parthenogenetic Teiid Lizards: Morphological and Karyotypic Evidence and Paradoxes. Journal of Herpetology Sep 2014, Vol. 48, No. 3: 343-354. - get paper here
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