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Cnemidophorus arubensis LIDTH DE JEUDE, 1887

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Higher TaxaTeiidae, Teiinae, Gymnophthalmoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesAruba Whiptail 
SynonymCnemidophorus arubensis LIDTH DE JEUDE 1887
Cnemidophorus lemniscatus arubensis — HUMMELINCK 1940: 85
Cnemidophorus arubensis — MASLIN & SECOY 1986
Cnemidophorus arubensis — COLLI et al. 2003
Cnemidophorus arubensis — HARVEY et al. 2012 
DistributionAruba Island

Type locality: Aruba  
TypesSyntypes: RMNH 710a–b, Rijksmuseum van Natuurlijke Histoire 
CommentGroup: member of the lemniscatus group, see C. lemniscatus for details.

Schall (1973) re-instated Cnemidophorus lemniscatus arubensis as a valid species. Not listed in SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1988 nor in SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1991 or REEDER et al. (2002). 
  • Colli, G.R. et al. 2003. A critically endangered new species of Cnemidophorus (Squamata, Teiidae) from a Cerrado enclave in southwestern Amazonia, Brazil. Herpetologica 59 (1): 76-88 - get paper here
  • Goessling, Jeffrey M.; William I. Lutterschmidt, Howard K. Reinert, Lauretta M. Bushar, and R. Andrew Odum 2015. Multiyear Sampling Reveals an Increased Population Density of an Endemic Lizard after the Establishment of an Invasive Snake on Aruba Journal of Herpetology Sep 2015, Vol. 49, No. 3: 358-363. - get paper here
  • HARVEY, MICHAEL B.; GABRIEL N. UGUETO & RONALD L. GUTBERLET, Jr. 2012. Review of Teiid Morphology with a Revised Taxonomy and Phylogeny of the Teiidae (Lepidosauria: Squamata). Zootaxa 3459: 1–156 - get paper here
  • Hummelinck, P. W. 1940. Studies on the fauna of Curacao, Aruba, Bonaire and the Venezuelan Islands: No. 2. A survey of the mammals, lizards and mollusks. ['Gymnophthalmus laevicaudus: 80]. Studies on the Fauna of Curacao and other Caribbean Islands. 1:59—108
  • Lidth de Jeude, Th. W. van. 1887. On a collection of reptiles and fishes from the West-Indies. Notes from the Leyden Museum 9: 129—139. - 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
  • Schall, J.J. 1973. Relations among three macroteiid lizards on Aruba Island. Journal of Herpetology 7 (3): 289-95 - get paper here
  • Ugueto, Gabriel N. and Michael B. Harvey 2010. Southern Caribbean Cnemidophorus (Squamata: Teiidae): Description of New Species and Taxonomic Status of C. murinus ruthveni Burt. Herpetological Monographs 24 (1): 111-148 - get paper here
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