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Aurivela longicauda (BELL, 1843)

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Higher TaxaTeiidae, Teiinae, Gymnophthalmoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesLongtail Whiptail 
SynonymAmeiva longicauda BELL 1843: 28
Cnemidophorus longicaudus — GRAY 1845
Cnemidophorus multilineatus PHILIPPI 1869
Cnemidophorus longicauda — GALLARDO 1966: 24
Cnemidophorus longicauda — GALLARDO 1966: 19
Cnemidophorus longicaudus — MASLIN & SECOY 1986
Cnemidophorus longicaudus — CEI 1993
Cnemidophorus longicauda — CABRERA 2004
Cnemidophorus longicaudus — SCROCCHI et al. 2010: 195
Aurivela longicauda — HARVEY et al. 2012 
DistributionN Argentina (Catamarca, La Pampa, San Luis, Córdoba, Santiago del Estero, Buenos Aires, Chubut, Rio Negro [HR 35: 187])

Type locality: Bahia Blanca, Argentina  
ReproductionOviparous. 
TypesType: BMNH 1946.8.3.14 (and possibly additional specimens). 
CommentType Species: Ameiva longicauda Bell is the Type species of the genus Aurivela HARVEY et al. 2012.

Group: founding member of the longicauda group, characterized by the presence of an “opercular” projection of skin in the anterodorsal margin of the ears (Cabrera, 2004), among other features (Arias et al., 2011).

Synonymy: mostly after CEI 1993. 
EtymologyEtymology (genus): Aurivela is a feminine Latin noun in the nominative singular derived from the Latin words auris meaning ear and velatus meaning covered or concealed. The new name alludes to the auricular flap diagnostic of this genus. 
References
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  • Cabrera, Mario R. & Carreira, S. 2009. A new, but probably extinct, species of Cnemidophorus (Squamata, Teiidae) from Uruguay. The Herpetological Journal 19: 97–105
  • Cei, J. M. 1993. Reptiles del noroeste, nordeste y este de la Argentina. Museo Regionale Sci. Naturale Torino, Monografie 14: 1-949
  • Galdeano, A.P., Alés, R.G., Acosta, J.C. & Blanco, G. 2017. Aurivela longicauda (Long-tailed Whiptail) Predation. Herpetological Review 48 (4): 844-845
  • Gallardo, Jose M. 1966. Liolaemus lentus nov. Sp. (Iguanidae) de la Pampa y Algunas observaciones sobre los saurios de picha provincia Argentina y del oeste de Buenos Aires. Neotropica 12 (37): 15-29
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  • Kass, C A; Kass, N A; Calvo, R; Castillo, M C; Torres, A M & Juri, M D 2018. Aurivela longicauda (Red-tailed Teiid) Predation Herpetological Review 49 (2): 325-326 - 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
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  • Pérez-Iglesias, Juan Manuel; Jofré, Laura E.; Rueda, Marta Patricia 2017. Primeros registros de la herpetofauna en dos areas naturales protegidas de la provincia de Santiago del Estero (Argentina) Cuad. herpetol. 32 (1): 49-57 - 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
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