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Gerrhonotus lazcanoi BANDA-LEAL, NEVÁREZ-DE LOS REYES, BRYSON, 2017

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Higher TaxaAnguidae (Gerrhonotinae), Diploglossa, Anguimorpha, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common Names 
SynonymGerrhonotus lazcanoi BANDA-LEAL, NEVÁREZ-DE LOS REYES, BRYSON 2017 
DistributionMéxico (Nuevo León)

Type locality: 4.4 km east of Rinconada, Municipality of García, Nuevo León, México (25.674618, -100.672888, WGS84; 1,144 m elevation).  
TypesHolotype: UANL 7273, Juvenile male (Fig. 1), collected by Manuel Nevárez de los Reyes on 3 July 2010. 
CommentHabitat: The single specimen of G. lazcanoi was found at 1100 hours on a rocky slope with microphyllous and rosetophilous desert scrubs at the base of an Echinocereus stramenius cactus. The relative humidity was 85% and the ambient air temperature was 20°C.

Abundance: only known from the type specimen (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyThe epithet is a patronym honoring our friend, teacher, and mentor Dr. David Lazcano, Head of the Laboratorio de Herpetología, Facultad de Ciencias Biológicas, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo Leon, who has contributed substantially to the investigation of the herpetofauna in northeastern Mexico. 
  • Banda-Leal, Javier; Manuel Nevárez-de los Reyes, and Robert W. Bryson, Jr. 2017. A New Species of Pygmy Alligator Lizard (Squamata: Anguidae) from Nuevo León, México. Journal of Herpetology 51 (2): 223-226. - get paper here
  • Meiri, Shai; Aaron M. Bauer, Allen Allison, Fernando Castro-Herrera, Laurent Chirio, Guarino Colli, Indraneil Das, Tiffany M. Doan, Frank Glaw, Lee L. Grismer, Marinus Hoogmoed, Fred Kraus, Matthew LeBreton, Danny Meirte, Zoltán T. Nagy, Cristiano d 2017. Extinct, obscure or imaginary: the lizard species with the smallest ranges. Diversity and Distributions - get paper here
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