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Aspidoscelis laredoensis (MCKINNEY, KAY & ANDERSON, 1973)

IUCN Red List - Aspidoscelis laredoensis - Least Concern, LC

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Higher TaxaTeiidae, Teiinae, Gymnophthalmoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesLaredo Striped Whiptail 
SynonymCnemidophorus laredoensis MCKINNEY, KAY & ANDERSON 1973
Cnemidophorus laredoensis — MASLIN & SECOY 1986
Cnemidophorus laredoensis — CONANT & COLLINS 1991: 121
Cnemidophorus laredoensis — LINER 1994
Aspidoscelis laredoensis — REEDER et al. 2002
Aspidoscelis laredoensis — LINER & CASAS-ANDREU 2008 
DistributionUSA (S Texas), Mexico (Coahuila ?, N Tamaulipas)

Type locality: “Chacon Creek at highway U.S. 83 in Laredo, Webb County, Texas [USA]." Map legend:
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ReproductionParthenogenetic species. Apparently a hybrid between female C. gularis and male C. sexlineatus (Abuhteba et al. 2000). 34026 
TypesHolotype: USNM 194520, adult female, National Museum of Natural History, collected by F.R. Kay and R.A. Anderson, 14July 1971. 
Comment 
References
  • Abuhteba, R.M.; Walker, J.M. & Cordes, J.E. 2000. Genetic homogeneity based on skin histocompatibility and the evolution and systematics of parthenogenetic Cnemidophorus laredoensis (Sauria: Teiidae). Can. J. Zool. 78: 895-904
  • Bartlett, R. D. & Bartlett, P. 1999. A Field Guide to Texas Reptiles and Amphibians. Gulf Publishing Co., Houston, Texas, 331 pp.
  • Bickham,J.W., McKinney,C.O. & Matthews,M.F. 1976. Karyotypes of the parthenogenetics whiptail lizard (Cnemidophorus laredoensis) and its presumed parental species (Sauria: Teiidae). Herpetologica 32: 395-399 - 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.
  • Conant,R. & Collins,J.T. 1991. A Field Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians of Eastern/Central North America, 3rd ed. Houghton Mifflin (Boston/New York), xx + 450 p.
  • 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. (ed.) 2012. Standard Common and Current Scientific Names for North American Amphibians, Turtles, Reptiles, and Crocodilians, Seventh Edition. Herpetological Circular 39: 1-92
  • Dixon, James R. 2000. Amphibians and reptiles of Texas, second edition. Texas A&M University Press, 421 pp.
  • McCrystal, Hugh K.;Dean, Robert H.;Dixon, James R. 1985. Range extension for the whiptail lizard Cnemidophorus laredoensis (Teiidae). Texas Journal of Science 36 (4): 283-284
  • McKinney,C.O., Kay,F.R. and Anderson,R.A. 1973. A new all-female species of the genus Cnemidophorus. Herpetologica 29: 361-366 - get paper here
  • Paulissen M A. WALKER J M. CORDES J E. 1992. Can Parthenogenetic Cnemidophorus laredoensis (Teiidae) coexist with its bisexual congeners?. Journal of Herpetology 26 (2): 153-158. - get paper here
  • Paulissen, M. A.;Walker, J. M.;Cordes, J. E. 1988. Ecology of syntopic clones of the parthenogenetic whiptail lizard, Cnemidophorus 'laredoensis'. Journal of Herpetology 22 (3): 331-342 - get paper here
  • Paulissen, Mark A ; Walker, James M 1998. Cnemidophorus laredoensis McKinney, Kay, and Anderson. Laredo Striped Whiptail. Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles 673: 1-5 - get paper here
  • Paulissen, Mark A. 1995. Sexual and pseudosexual behaviors of the unisexual lizard Cnemidophorus laredoensis in nature. Herpetological Natural History 3 (2): 165-170
  • Paulissen, Mark A. 2000. Life history and drought tolerance of the parthenogenetic whiptail lizard Cnemidophorus laredoensis (Teiidae). Herpetological Natural History 7(1):41-57
  • 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
  • Terán-Juárez, Sergio A., Elí García Padilla, Vicente Mata-Silva, Jerry D. Johnson and Larry David Wilson. 2016. The herpetofauna of Tamaulipas, Mexico: composition, distribution, and conservation status. Mesoamerican Herpetology 3 (1): 43–113 - get paper here
  • Trauth, Stanley E., James E. Cordes, Mark A. Paulissen and James M. Walker. 2013. Aspidoscelis laredoensis (Laredo striped whiptail) x Aspidoscelis gularis (Texas spotted whiptail) stomach contents. Herpetological Review 44 (4): 666
  • Trauth, Stanley E., James E. Cordes, Mark A. Paulissen and James M. Walker. 2013. Aspidoscelis laredoensis (Laredo striped whiptail) x Aspidoscelis gularis (Texas spotted whiptail) differential rate of hybridization. Herpetological Review 44 (4): 664-666
  • Trauth, Stanley E., James M. Walker and James E. Cordes. 2013. Aspidoscelis laredoensis x Aspidoscelis gularis (Laredo striped whiptail x Texas spotted whiptail) spermatogenesis. Herpetological Review 44 (2): 316-318
  • Trauth, Stanley E., James M. Walker and James E. Cordes. 2013. Aspidoscelis laredoensis x Aspidoscelis gularis (Laredo striped whiptail x Texas spotted whiptail) hybrid gynandromorph. Herpetological Review 44 (2): 314-316
  • Walker, James M., James E. Cordes, Stanley E. Trauth and Mark A. Paulissen. 2014. Aspidoscelis laredoensis (Larego striped whiptail) x Aspidoscelis gularis (Texas spotted whiptail) maximum body size. Herpetological Review 45 (1): 125-126
  • Walker, James M., Stanley E. Trauth and James E. Cordes. 2015. Aspidoscelis laredoensis (Laredo striped whiptail) reproduction and life history. Herpetological Review 46 (1): 87-89
  • Walker, James M.; James E. Cordes, and Mark A. Paulissen 2016. Rare Syntopy of the Diploid Parthenogenetic Lizard (Aspidoscelis laredoensis B) and both Gonochoristic <br />Progenitors (A. gularis and A. sexlineata) in Texas, USA. Herp. Cons. Biol. 11 (1) - get paper here
  • Walker,J.M., Abuhteba,R.M. & Cordes,J.E. 1991. Morphological and experimental verification of hybridization between all-female Cnemidophorus laredoensis B and gonochoristic Cnemidophorus gularis (Squamata:Teiidae). Herpetologica 47 (2): 152-164 - get paper here
  • Wright, J. W.;Spolsky, C.;Brown, W. M. 1983. The origin of the parthenogenetic lizard Cnemidophorus laredoensis inferred from mitochondrial DNA analysis. Herpetologica 39 (4): 410-416 - get paper here
 
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