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Barisia ciliaris (SMITH, 1942)

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Higher TaxaAnguidae (Gerrhonotinae), Diploglossa, Anguimorpha, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesSierra Alligator Lizard, Imbricate Alligator Lizard 
SynonymGerrhonotus levicollis ciliaris SMITH 1942: 365
Barisia imbricata ciliaris — TIHEN 1949: 244
Gerrhonotus levicollis ciliaris — LAURENT 1949: 3
Barisia imbricata ciliaris — SMITH & TAYLOR 1950: 202
Gerrhonotus imbricatus ciliaris — WERMUTH 1969: 18
Barisia imbricata ciliaris — GUILLETTE & SMITH 1982: 24
Barisia imbricata ciliaris — WEBB 1984
Barisia ciliaris — SMITH et al. 2002
Barisia ciliaris — VÁSQUEZ-DIAZ & QUINTERO-DIAZ 2005
Barisia ciliaris — JONES & LOVICH 2009 
DistributionMexico (S Coahuila, Zacatecas, Durango, San Luis Potosí, Guanajuato, Hidalgo, Durango, Tamaulipas, Nuevo León, Sinaloa, Chihuahua [HR 31: 112]).

Type locality: Sierra Guadelupe, Coahuila. Map legend:
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.
TypesHolotype: USNM 47496 
EtymologyThe specific name was derived from the Latin word ciliaris, meaning "pertaining to the eyelid," in reference to the multiple superciliaries (Lemos-Espinal & Dixon 2013). 
  • Fugler, Charles M.;Webb, Robert G. 1956. Distributional notes on some reptiles and amphibians from southern and central Coahuila. Herpetologica 12: 167-171 - get paper here
  • Guillette, L.J. Jr. & SMith, H.M. 1982. A review of the Mexican lizard Barisia imbricata, and the description of a new subspecies. Trans. Kansas Acad. Sci. 85: 13-33 - 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
  • Laurent, R. 1949. Note sur quelques reptiles appartenant à la collection de l'Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique. III. Formes americaines. Bull. Inst. roy. Sci. nat. Belgique, Bruxelles, 25 (9): 1-20 [4]
  • Lemos-Espinal, Julio A. and James R. Dixon 2013. Amphibians and Reptiles of San Luis Potosí. Eagle Mountain Publishing, xii + 300 pp.
  • Smith, Hobart 1942. Mexican herpetological miscellany. Proc. US Natl. Mus. 92 (3153): 349-395 - get paper here
  • Smith, Hobart M., Theresa M. Burg and David Chiszar 2002. Evolutionary speciation in the alligator lizards of the genus Barisia. Bull. Maryland Herp. Soc. 38(1): 23-26
  • 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
  • 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
  • Tihen, Joe A. 1949. A review of the lizard genus Barisia. Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull. 33 (3): 217-254 - get paper here
  • Webb, R.G. 1984. Herpetogeography in the Mazatlán-Durango Region of the Sierra Madre Occidental, Mexico. Vetrebrate Ecology and Systematics - A ribute to Henry S. Fitch; Museum of Natural History, University of Kansas, Lawrence, pp. 217-241
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