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Aspidoscelis xanthonotus (DUELLMAN & LOWE, 1953)

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Higher TaxaTeiidae, Teiinae, Gymnophthalmoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesRed-backed Whiptail 
SynonymCnemidophorus sacki xanthonotus DUELLMAN & LOWE 1953
Cnemidophorus burti xanthonotus — DUELLMAN & ZWEIFEL 1962
Cnemidophorus burti xanthonotus — STEBBINS 1985: 153
Cnemidophorus burti xanthonotus — MASLIN & SECOY 1986
Cnemidophorus xanthonotus — CROTHER 2000
Aspidoscelis burti xanthonota — REEDER et al. 2002
Aspidoscelis xanthonota — COLLINS & TAGGART 2009
Aspidoscelis xanthonota — ENDERSON et al. 2009
Aspidoscelis xanthonota — CROTHER et al. 2012 
DistributionUSA (Arizona: Ajo Mountains, Pima County to the Sierra Estrella near Phoenix, Maricopa County)
Mexico (Sonora)

Type locality: Arizona, Pima, north fork Alamo Canyon, Ajo Mts., ca. 30.6 km N international boundary, in Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument.  
TypesHolotype: UMMZ; paratypes: UMMZ, MVZ, UAZ 
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Duellman, W. E., & ZWEIFEL, R. G. 1962. A synopsis of the lizards of the sexlineatus group (genus Cnemidophorus). Bull. Amer. Mus. Nat. Hist. 123: 155-210.
  • Duellman, William E. & Lowe, Charles H., Jr. 1953. A new lizard of the genus Cnemidophorus from Arizona. Natural History Miscellanea, Chicago Acad. Sci. (120): 1-8
  • Enderson, Erik F.; Adrian Quijada-Mascareñas; Dale S. Turner; Philip C. Rosen & Robert L. Bezy 2009. The herpetofauna of Sonora, Mexico, with comparisons to adjoining states. Check List 5 (3): 632–672
  • 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
  • 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
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