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Aspidoscelis sonorae (LOWE & WRIGHT, 1964)

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Higher TaxaTeiidae, Teiinae, Gymnophthalmoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesSonoran spotted whiptail 
SynonymCnemidophorus sonorae LOWE & WRIGHT 1964
Cnemidophorus sonorae — STEBBINS 1985: 158
Cnemidophorus sonorae — MASLIN & SECOY 1986
Cnemidophorus sonorae — LINER 1994
Aspidoscelis sonorae — REEDER et al. 2002
Aspidoscelis sonorae — LINER & CASAS-ANDREU 2008 
DistributionUSA (SE Arizona, SW New Mexico),
Mexico (NE Sonora)

Type locality: 2 miles southwest of Oracle (in vicinityof old C.C.C.Camp), 4500 ft. elevation, near the north base of the Santa Catalina Mountains, Pinal County, Arizona.  
Reproductionoviparous; Parthenogenetic (unisexual) species. 
TypesHolotype: UAZ 11777 (University of Arizona, Zoology) 
CommentDistribution: not in S Utah, SW Colorado, fide Sredl et al. in Jones & Lovich 2009. 
  • Bezy, Robert L. and Charles J. Cole 2014. Amphibians and Reptiles of the Madrean Archipelago of Arizona and New Mexico. American Museum Novitates (3810): 1-24 - 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. (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
  • Hardy, Laurence M. and Charles J. Cole 1998. Morphology of a Sterile, Tetraploid, Hybrid Whiptail Lizard (Squamata: Teiidae: Cnemidophorus). American Museum Novitates 3228: 16 pp. - get paper here
  • Jackson, Lauren N. and Heather L. Bateman 2018. Differing Ectoparasite Loads, Sexual Modes, and Abundances of Whiptail Lizards from Native and Non- native Habitats Herp. Cons. Biol. 13 (1): 294–301 - 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
  • Lemos-Espinal, Julio A., David Chiszar, and Hobart M. Smith 2004. Selected Records of 2003 Lizards from Chihuahua and Sonora, Mexico. Bull. Chicago Herp. Soc. 39 (9): 164-168 - 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
  • Lowe, Charles H.;Wright, John W.;Cole, Charles J.;Bezy, Robert L. 1970. Natural hybridization between the teiid lizards Cnemidophorus sonorae (Parthenogenetic) and Cnemidophorus tigris (Bisexual). Systematic Zoology 19 (2): 114-127
  • 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
  • Skubowius, Bernd 2012. Echsen, Schildkröten, Amphibien und Spinnentiere – die vielfältige Welt der „creeping crawlers“ in Arizona. Draco 13 (50): 70-78 - get paper here
  • Stebbins,R.C. 1985. A Field Guide to Western Reptiles and Amphibians, 2nd ed. Houghton Mifflin, Boston
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