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Coleonyx gypsicolus GRISMER & OTTLERY, 1988

IUCN Red List - Coleonyx gypsicolus - Least Concern, LC

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Higher TaxaEublepharidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
SynonymColeonyx switaki gypsicolus GRISMER & OTTLERY 1988
Coleonyx gypsicolus — GRISMER 1999
Coleonyx gypsicolus — SEUFER ET AL. 2005
Coleonyx gypsicolus — JONES & LOVICH 2009 
DistributionMexico (Gulf of California: Isla San Marcos)

Type locality: “Arroyo de la Taneria, Isla San Marcos, Baja California Sur, Mexico.”  
TypesHolotype: BYU 37643 
CommentGrismer (1999) elevated gypsicolus to full species status based on scale counts: it has 42-48 eyelid fringe scales versus 32-40 in Coleonyx switaki switaki.

Abundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017). 
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  • Stebbins,R.C. 1985. A Field Guide to Western Reptiles and Amphibians, 2nd ed. Houghton Mifflin, Boston
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