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Gerrhonotus lugoi MCCOY, 1970

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Higher TaxaAnguidae (Gerrhonotinae), Diploglossa, Anguimorpha, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesLugo's Alligator Lizard 
SynonymGerrhonotus lugoi MCCOY 1970
Barisia lugoi — WADDICK & SMITH 1974
Gerrhonotus lugoi — LINER 1994
Gerrhonotus lugoi — LINER 2007 
DistributionMexico (Coahuila: Sierra de San Marcos y Pinos and Sierra de la Madera mountains surrounding the Cuatro Ciénegas Basin).

Type locality: N tip of Sierra de San Marcos, approximately
11 km SW of Cuatro Ciénegas de Carranza.  
TypesHolotype: CM 49012 
CommentKnown from only 9 specimens (BRYSON & GRAHAM 2010) 
  • 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
  • Bryson, Robert W. and Matthew R. Graham. 2010. A new alligator lizard from northeastern Mexico. Herpetologica 66 (1): 92-98 - get paper here
  • Lemos-Espinal JA, Smith GR 2016. Amphibians and reptiles of the state of Coahuila, Mexico, with comparison with adjoining states. ZooKeys 593: 117-137, doi: 10.3897/zookeys.593.8484 - get paper here
  • Liner, Ernest A. 2007. A CHECKLIST OF THE AMPHIBIANS AND REPTILES OF MEXICO. Louisiana State University Occasional Papers of the Museum of Natural Science 80: 1-60 - get paper here
  • McCoy, C. J. 1970. A new alligator lizard (genus Gerrhonotus) from the Cuatro Cienegas Basin, Coahuila, Mexico. Southwestern Naturalist 15 (1): 37-44 - get paper here
  • Waddick, J. W.;Smith, H. M. 1974. The significance of the scale characteristics in evaluation of the lizard genera Gerrhonotus, Elgaria, and Barisia. Great Basin Naturalist 34 (4): 257-266 - get paper here
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