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Barisia jonesi GUILLETTE & SMITH, 1982

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Higher TaxaAnguidae (Gerrhonotinae), Diploglossa, Anguimorpha, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Imbricate Alligator Lizard
S: Escorpión de Jones 
SynonymBarisia imbricata jonesi GUILLETTE & SMITH 1982
Barisia jonesi — SMITH et al. 2002
Barisia imbricata jonesi — ZALDIVAR-RIVERON et al. 2005
Barisia imbricata jonesi — BRYSON & RIDDLE 2012
Barisia jonesi — WILSON et al. 2013 
DistributionMexico (Michoacan)

Type locality: ridge W side Cerro de Barolosa, 2438 m elevation.  
TypesHolotype: UMMZ 112704 
CommentDistribution: 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). 
EtymologyNamed “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”. 
  • Brygoo, E. R. 1987. Les types d'Anguid és (Reptiles, Sauriens) du Museum national d'Histoire naturelle Catalogue critique. Bulletin du Museum national d'Histoire naturelle, Paris, 4e ser., 9, sect. A (Zool., BioI. & Ecol. anim.), (2), supplement, 3-20. - get paper here
  • Bryson Jr, R.W. & Riddle, B.R. 2011. Tracing the origins of widespread highland species: a case of Neogene diversification across the Mexican sierras in an endemic lizard. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 105: 382–394 [2012, published online 2011] - get paper here
  • Flores-Villela, O. & Canseco-Márquez, L. 2004. Nuevas especies y cambios taxonómicos para la herpetofauna de México. Acta Zoologica Mexicana (n.s.) 20 (2): 115-144 - 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
  • 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 - get paper here
  • Wilson, Larry David; Vicente Mata-Silva, Jerry D. Johnson 2013. A conservation reassessment of the reptiles of Mexico based on the EVS measure. Amphibian & Reptile Conservation 7 (1): 1–47 - get paper here
  • Zaldivar-Riveron, A.; de Oca, A. Nieto-Montes; Laclette, J.P. 2005. Phylogeny and evolution of dorsal pattern in the Mexican endemic lizard genus Barisia (Anguidae: Gerrhonotinae). Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research 43(3):243-257 - get paper here
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