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Aspidoscelis espiritensis (VAN DENBURGH & SLEVIN, 1921)

IUCN Red List - Aspidoscelis espiritensis - Least Concern, LC

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Higher TaxaTeiidae, Teiinae, Gymnophthalmoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesE: Espiritu Santo Whiptail
G: Espiritu Santo Rennechse 
SynonymVerticaria espiritensis VAN DENBURGH & SLEVIN 1921: 397
Cnemidophorus hyperythrus espiritensis — MASLIN & SECOY 1986
Cnemidophorus espiritensis — GRISMER 1999
Aspidoscelis espiritensis — LINER & CASAS-ANDREU 2008
Aspidoscelis espiritensis — JONES & LOVICH 2009
Aspidoscelis espiritensis — TAYLOR & WALKER 2014
Aspidoscelis espiritensis — JOHNSON et al. 2017 
DistributionMexico (Baja California, Espiritu Santo Island)

Type locality: Espiritu Santo Island, Gulf of California  
TypesHolotype: CAS 50511 
EtymologyNamed after the type locality. 
  • Grismer, L. Lee 1999. Phylogeny, taxonomy, and biogeography of Cnemidophorus hyperythrus and C. ceralbensis (Squamata: Teiidae) in Baja California, México. Herpetologica 55 (1): 28-42 - get paper here
  • Johnson, J. D., L. D. Wilson, V. Mata-Silva, E. García-Padilla, and D. L. DeSantis. 2017. The endemic herpetofauna of Mexico: organisms of global significance in severe peril. Mesoamerican Herpetology 4(3): 544–620
  • Jones, L.L. & Lovich, R.E. 2009. Lizards of the American Southwest. A photographic field guide. Rio Nuevo Publishers, Tucson, AZ, 568 pp. [review in Reptilia 86: 84] - get paper here
  • Liner, Ernest A., and Gustavo Casas-Andreu. 2008. Standard Spanish, English and Scientific Names of the Amphibians and Reptiles of Mexico. Herpetological Circular 38: 167 p.
  • Maslin, T. & Secoy, D.M. 1986. A checklist of the lizard genus Cnemidophorus (Teiidae). Contr. Zool. Univ. Colorado Mus. 1: 1-60
  • Taylor, Harry L. and James M. Walker 2014. Pan-Peninsular pattern of morphological variation in Aspidoscelis hyperythra (Squamata: Teiidae), Baja California, Mexico. Southwestern Naturalist Jun 2014, Vol. 59, No. 2: 221-227. - get paper here
  • Taylor, Harry L. and James M. Walker 2014. Pattern of Differential Divergence Among Five Insular Species of the Aspidoscelis hyperythra Complex (Squamata: Teiidae), Baja California Sur, México Journal of Herpetology Sep 2014, Vol. 48, No. 3: 355-362 - get paper here
  • Van Denburgh, J.; Slevin, J. R. 1921. Preliminary diagnoses of more new species of reptiles from islands in the gulf of California, Mexico. Proc. Cal. Acad. Sci. (4) 11 (17): 395-398 - get paper here
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