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Contomastix vittata (BOULENGER, 1902)

IUCN Red List - Contomastix vittata - Critically Endangered, CR

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Higher TaxaTeiidae, Teiinae, Gymnophthalmoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymCnemidophorus vittatus BOULENGER 1902: 400
Cnemidophorus vittatus — PETERS et al. 1970
Ameiva vittata — VANCE 1978
Cnemidophorus vittatus — MASLIN & SECOY 1986
Ameiva vittata — DIRKSEN & DE LA RIVA 1999
Contomastix vittata — HARVEY et al. 2012 
DistributionBolivia (Cochabamba)

Type locality: Parotani, Bolivia, 2500 m elevation.  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: BMNH 1946.8.31.13 
CommentType Species: Cnemidophorus vittatus Boulenger is the type species of the genus Contomastix HARVEY et al. 2012. 
EtymologyEtymology (genus): Contomastix is a feminine noun in the nominative singular derived from the Greek adjective kontos, meaning short, and noun mastix, meaning whip. The name alludes to the relatively short tails of Contomastix compared to other whiptail lizards. 
References
  • Boulenger, George A. 1902. Descriptions of new batrachians and reptiles from the Andes of Peru and Bolivia [Elaps regularis not assigned]. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (7) 10 (59): 394-402 - 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
  • Maslin, T. & Secoy, D.M. 1986. A checklist of the lizard genus Cnemidophorus (Teiidae). Contr. Zool. Univ. Colorado Mus. 1: 1-60
  • Vance, T. 1978. The identity of Cnemidophorus vittatus Boulenger (Reptilia, Lacertilia, Teiidae) with a redescription of the holotype. Journal of Herpetology 12 (1): 98-100 - get paper here
  • Vance, Thomas 1977. The Identity of Cnemidophorus vittatus Boulenger (Reptilia, Lacertilia, Teiidae) with a Redescription of the Holotype. Journal of Herpetology 11 (1): 100-102 - get paper here
 
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