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Aspidoscelis flagellicaudus (LOWE & WRIGHT, 1964)

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Higher TaxaTeiidae, Teiinae, Gymnophthalmoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
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  
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. 
CommentParthenogenetic species. 
  • 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 <br />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
  • 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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