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Aspidoscelis lineattissimus (COPE, 1878)

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Higher TaxaTeiidae, Teiinae, Gymnophthalmoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
SubspeciesAspidoscelis lineattissimus duodecemlineatus (LEWIS 1956)
Aspidoscelis lineattissimus exoristus (DUELLMAN & WELLMAN 1960)
Aspidoscelis lineattissimus lineattissima (COPE 1878)
Aspidoscelis lineattissimus lividis (DUELLMAN & WELLMAN 1960) 
Common NamesMany-lined Whiptail 
SynonymCnemidophorus lineattissimus COPE 1878: 94
Cnemidophorus lineattissimus — GÜNTHER 1885: 27
Cnemidophorus deppii lineattissimus — HARTWEG & OLIVER 1937
Cnemidophorus deppii lineattissimus — SMITH & TAYLOR 1950: 179
Cnemidophorus lineattissimus lineattissimus — MASLIN & SECOY 1986
Cnemidophorus lineattissimus — LINER 1994
Aspidoscelis lineatissima [sic] — REEDER et al. 2002
Aspidoscelis lineatissima lineatissima — LINER & CASAS-ANDREU 2008
Aspidoscelis lineatissima — COBARRUBIAS et al. 2012
Aspidoscelis lineattissimus — PYRON & BURBRINK 2013
Aspidoscelis lineattisima — CUPUL-MAGAÑA et al. 2016 (in error)

Aspidoscelis lineattissimus duodecemlineatus (LEWIS 1956)
Cnemidophorus lineattissimus duodecemlineatus LEWIS 1956
Cnemidophorus lineattissimus duodecemlineatus — MASLIN & SECOY 1986
Aspidoscelis lineatissima duodecemlineata — REEDER et al. 2002
Aspidoscelis lineatissima duodecemlineata — LINER & CASAS-ANDREU 2008

Aspidoscelis lineattissimus exoristus (DUELLMAN & WELLMAN 1960)
Cnemidophorus lineattissimus exoristus DUELLMAN & WELLMAN 1960
Cnemidophorus lineattissimus exoristus — KLUGE 1984
Cnemidophorus lineattissimus exoristus — MASLIN & SECOY 1986
Aspidoscelis lineatissima exorista — REEDER et al. 2002
Aspidoscelis lineatissima exorista — LINER & CASAS-ANDREU 2008

Aspidoscelis lineattissimus lividus (DUELLMAN & WELLMAN 1960)
Cnemidophorus lineattissimus lividis DUELLMAN & WELLMAN 1960
Cnemidophorus lineattissimus lividus — KLUGE 1984
Cnemidophorus lineattissimus lividus — MASLIN & SECOY 1986
Aspidoscelis lineatissima livida — REEDER et al. 2002
Aspidoscelis lineattissima livida — LINER & CASAS-ANDREU 2008 
DistributionMexico (pacific slopes of Nayarit to C Guerrero, Colima, Jalisco, Michoacán, Puebla, Morelos).

Type locality: Colima and Guadalajara (Jalisco); restricted to Colima, Colima by SMITH & TAYLOR 1950.

duodecemlineatus: Mexico (Nayarit)

exoristus: Mexico (Michoacan); Type locality: Mexico, Michoacan, Rancho Santa Ana, 4 km (by road) NE San Salvador, 600 m elevation.

lividus: Mexico (Michoacan); Type locality: Mexico, Michoacan, Maruata, 18° 17’ N, 103° 20’ W, 0 m elvation (sea level). Map legend:
Type locality - Type locality.
TDWG region - Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.

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 24937-40, 32299-32314
Holotype: UMMZ [exoristus]
Holotype: UMMZ [lividus] 
CommentSubspecies after LINER 1994.

Nomenclature: note that the original spelling by COPE 1878 had two “t”. 
  • CASTIGLIA,RICCARDO; FLAVIA ANNESI, ALEXANDRA M.R. BEZERRA, ANDRÉS GARCÍA & OSCAR FLORES-VILLELA 2010. Cytotaxonomy and DNA taxonomy of lizards (Squamata, Sauria) from a tropical dry forest in the Chamela-Cuixmala Biosphere Reserve on the coast of Jalisco, Mexico. Zootaxa 2508: 1–29 - get paper here
  • Castro-Frankco, R. & Guadalupe Bustos Zagal, M. 2004. Additional records and range extensions of reptiles from Morelos, México. Herpetological Review 35 (2): 196-197 - get paper here
  • Cobarrubias, Edgar Flores; Daniel Cruz-Sáenz, and David Lazcano 2012. Notes on the Herpetofauna of Western Mexico 6: Amphibians and Reptiles of Hostotipaquillo, Jalisco, Mexico. Bull. Chicago Herp. Soc. 47 (2):21-26 - 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
  • Cruz-Sáenz, Daniel, Ángeles Penilla-Juarez and David Lazcano. 2013. Notes on the Herpetofauna of Western Mexico 10: Herpetofauna of the Protected Natural Area “Estero El Salado” and Adjacent Areas in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico. Bull. Chicago Herp. Soc. 48 (9):117-119 - get paper here
  • Cupul-Magaña, Fabio Germán, Frank Mc Cann, Armando H. Escobedo-Galván and Julio C. Estrada-Álvarez. 2016. Aspidoscelis lineattisima (Cope, 1878). Diet. Mesoamerican Herpetology 3 (2): 482-483 - get paper here
  • Güizado-Rodríguez, Martha A. and Gustavo Casas-Andreu 2011. Facultative Specialization in the Diet of the Twelve-lined Whiptail, Aspidoscelis lineatissima. Journal of Herpetology 45 (3): 287-290. - get paper here
  • Günther, A. C. L. G. 1885. Reptilia and Batrachia. Biologia Centrali-Américana. Taylor, & Francis, London, 326 pp. [published in parts from 1885-1902; reprint by the SSAR 1987] - get paper here
  • Hartweg, N.; Oliver, J. 1937. A contribution to the herpetology of the isthmus of Tehuantepec. Occasional Papers of the Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan (359): 1-8
  • Lewis, Thomas H. 1956. A new lizard of the genus Cnemidophorus from Nayarit. Natural History Miscellanea (156): 1-5
  • Maslin, T. & Secoy, D.M. 1986. A checklist of the lizard genus Cnemidophorus (Teiidae). Contr. Zool. Univ. Colorado Mus. 1: 1-60
  • Pyron, R. Alexander; Frank T. Burbrink 2013. Early origin of viviparity and multiple reversions to oviparity in squamate reptiles. Ecology Letters 17 (1): 13–21 (published online 2013, in print 2014), DOI: 10.1111/ele.12168 - get paper here
  • 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
  • Schmidt, Karl P.;Shannon, Frederick A. 1947. Notes on amphibians and reptiles of Michoacan, Mexico. Zoological Series of Field Museum of Natural History 31 (9): 63-85
  • 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
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