Barisia jonesi GUILLETTE & SMITH, 1982
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Barisia jonesi?
|Higher Taxa||Anguidae (Gerrhonotinae), Diploglossa, Anguimorpha, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||Imbricate Alligator Lizard|
|Synonym||Barisia imbricata jonesi GUILLETTE & SMITH 1982|
Barisia jonesi — SMITH et al. 2002
Barisia jonesi — FLORES-VILLELA & CANSECO-MÁRQUEZ 2004
Barisia imbricata jonesi — ZALDIVAR-RIVERON et al. 2005
Barisia imbricata jonesi — BRYSON & RIDDLE 2012
Barisia jonesi — WILSON et al. 2013
Type locality: ridge W side Cerro de Barolosa, 2438 m elevation.
|Types||Holotype: UMMZ 112704|
|Comment||Map: GUILLETTE & SMITH 1982: 24|
The single specimen of Barisia jonesi analyzed by Bryson et al. 2011 nests within B. imbricata, so that it is likely a synonym of B. imbricata. See Bryson et al. 2011 for a discussion (these authors do not make explicit taxonomic recommendations though).
|Etymology||Named “in honor of Dr. Richard E. Jones, a comparative reproductive biologist in whose laboratory our study has been carried out and who has been largely responsible for the successful establishment of a highly productive center of modern herpetological study at the University of Colorado”.|
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