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Elgaria velazquezi GRISMER & HOLLINGSWORTH, 2001

IUCN Red List - Elgaria velazquezi - Least Concern, LC

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Higher TaxaAnguidae (Gerrhonotinae), Diploglossa, Anguimorpha, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesCentral Peninsular Alligator Lizard 
SynonymElgaria velazquezi GRISMER & HOLLINGSWORTH 2001 
DistributionMexico (Baja California Sur)

Type locality: 41.5 km W by Mexican Highway 1 of Santa Rosalia at 27°25'W, 112°26'N, 400 m elevation Baja California Sur (BCS)  
TypesHolotype: SDSNH 68679, paratype: ROM 
CommentDistribution: see map in Leavitt et al. 2017: Fig. 1. 
EtymologyNamed in honour of Sr. Victor Velázquez-Solis for his extensive knowledge of the natural history of the herpetofauna of the Southern Baja California and for his support of the authors field work. 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Grismer, L. Lee and Bradford D. Hollingsworth 2001. A taxonomic review of the endemic Alligator Lizard Elgaria paucicarinata (Anguidae: Squamata) of Baja California, México with a description of a new species. Herpetologica 57 (4):488-496 - get paper here
  • Jones, L.L. & Lovich, R.E. 2009. Lizards of the American Southwest. A photographic field guide. Rio Nuevo Publishers, Tucson, AZ, 568 pp. [review in Reptilia 86: 84] - get paper here
  • Leavitt, D.H., Marion, A.B., Hollingsworth, B.D., Reeder, T.W. 2017. Multilocus phylogeny of alligator lizards (Elgaria, Anguidae): Testing mtDNA introgression as the source of discordant molecular phylogenetic hypotheses. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution - get paper here
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