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Cnemidophorus senectus UGUETO, HARVEY & RIVAS, 2010

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Higher TaxaTeiidae, Teiinae, Gymnophthalmoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymCnemidophorus senectus UGUETO, HARVEY & RIVAS 2010
Cnemidophorus lemniscatus — MEEK 1910: 417.
Cnemidophorus nigricolor (in part) — MEEK 1910: 417
Cnemidophorus lemniscatus lemniscatus — HUMMELINCK 1940: 83
Cnemidophorus lemniscatus lemniscatus — MARCUZZI 1950: 247
Cnemidophorus lemniscatus lemniscatus — MARCUZZI 1954: 28
Cnemidophorus lemniscatus lemniscatus — ROZE 1964: 238
Cnemidophorus senectus — HARVEY et al. 2012 
DistributionVenezuela

Type locality: Porlamar (10° 57’ 20’’ N, 63° 51’ 7’’ W), Isla de Margarita, Estado Nueva Esparta, Venezuela.  
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: MBUCV 327, adult male, collected March 1948 by Luis Duque. 
CommentGroup: member of the lemniscatus group, see C. lemniscatus for details. 
EtymologyEtymology.—The specific epithet, senectus, is a Latin adjective meaning ‘‘old age’’ or ‘‘gray hairs.’’ It alludes to the characteristic pale grayish coloration of the head exhibited by adult males of this species. 
References
  • 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
  • RIVAS, GILSON A.; CÉSAR R. MOLINA, GABRIEL N. UGUETO, TITO R. BARROS, CÉSAR L. BAR- RIO-AMORÓS & PHILIPPE J. R. KOK 2012. Reptiles of Venezuela: an updated and commented checklist. Zootaxa 3211: 1–64 - 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
  • Ugueto, Gabriel N.; Michael B. Harvey, and Gilson A. Rivas 2010. TWO NEW SPECIES OF CNEMIDOPHORUS (SQUAMATA: TEIIDAE) FROM ISLANDS OF THE NORTHEASTERN COAST OF VENEZUELA. Herpetological Monographs 23 (1): 123-153 [2009] - get paper here
 
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