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Aspidoscelis flagellicaudus (LOWE & WRIGHT, 1964)

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Higher TaxaTeiidae, Teiinae, Gymnophthalmoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesGila Spotted Whiptail 
SynonymCnemidophorus flagellicaudus LOWE & WRIGHT 1964
Cnemidophorus flagellicaudus — STEBBINS 1985: 160
Cnemidophorus flagellicaudus — MASLIN & SECOY 1986
Cnemidophorus flagellicaudus — CROTHER 2000
Aspidoscelis flagellicauda — REEDER et al. 2002
Aspidoscelis flagellicaudus — COLLINS & TAGGART 2009
Aspidoscelis flagellicauda — CROTHER et al. 2017 
DistributionUSA (Arizona, New Mexico, S California)

Type locality: San Francisco Hot Springs (Frisco Hot Springs), 4800 ft. elevation, Catron County, New Mexico  
Reproductionoviparous; Parthenogenetic species. 
TypesHolotype: UAZ 11775, Universityof Arizona, Department of Zoology;
Paratypes. UAZ 11938, 11965-66; MSB 6719, 6159-63, 9144-46, 10280, 10282, 10331, 10333-34, 11273. 
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Etymology 
References
  • Bezy, R.L. 2002. Pseudocopulation in the Gila Spotted Whiptail, Cnemidophorus flagellicaudus. Sonoran Herpetologist 15 (8):90-91. - get paper here
  • Collins, J.T. and T. W. Taggart 2009. Standard Common and Current Scientific Names for North American Amphibians, Turtles, Reptiles, and Crocodilians, Sixth Edition. Center for North American Herpetology, 48 pp.
  • Cordes, James E. and James M. Walker 2006. Evolutionary and Systematic Implications of Skin Histocompatibility Among Parthenogenetic Teiid Lizards: Three Color Pattern Classes of Aspidoscelis dixoni and One of Aspidoscelis tesselata. Copeia, 2006 (1):14-26 - get paper here
  • Crother, B. I. 2000. Scientific and standard English names of amphibians and reptiles of North America north of Mexico, with comments regarding confidence in our understanding. Herpetological Circular 29: 1-82
  • Crother, B. I. (ed.) 2012. Standard Common and Current Scientific Names for North American Amphibians, Turtles, Reptiles, and Crocodilians, Seventh Edition. Herpetological Circular 39: 1-92
  • Degenhardt, William G.; C. W. Painter, and A. H. Price 1996. Amphibians and reptiles of New Mexico. Univ. New Mexico Press, 431 pp.
  • FLESCH, AARON D.; DON E. SWANN, DALE S. TURNER, AND BRIAN F. POWELL 2010. HERPETOFAUNA OF THE RINCON MOUNTAINS, ARIZONA. Southwestern Naturalist 55(2):240–253 - get paper here
  • 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
  • Lowe, Charles H. & Wright, John W. 1964. Species of the Cnemidophorus exsanguis subgroup of whiptail lizards. Journal of the Arizona Academy of Science 3 (2): 78-80 - 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
  • Stebbins,R.C. 1985. A Field Guide to Western Reptiles and Amphibians, 2nd ed. Houghton Mifflin, Boston
  • Tucker, Derek B.; Guarino R. Colli, Lilian G. Giugliano, S. Blair Hedges, Catriona R. Hendry, Emily Moriarty Lemmon, Alan R. Lemmon, Jack W. Sites Jr., R. Alexander Pyron 2016. Methodological congruence in phylogenomic analyses with morphological support for teiid lizards (Sauria: Teiidae) Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 103: 75-84 - get paper here
  • Werning, Heiko 2012. Die Reptilien und Amphibien des Südwestens. Draco 13 (50): 18-60 - get paper here
  • Winkleman, Ryan S. and Adam R. Backlin. 2016. Geographic Distribution: Aspidoscelis flagellicauda/sonorae complex (Spotted Whiptail). Herpetological Review 47 (2): 256-257
 
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