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Gerrhonotus ophiurus COPE, 1867

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Higher TaxaAnguidae (Gerrhonotinae), Diploglossa, Anguimorpha, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymGerrhonotus ophiurus COPE 1867: 321
Gerrhonotus ophiurus — O’SHAUGHNESSY 1873: 46
Pterogasterus ophiurus — COPE 1878: 96
Gerrhonotus liocephalus ophiurus — COPE 1900: 516
Gerrhonotus lemniscatus BOCOURT 1872: 105
Pterogasterus lemniscatus — COPE 1878: 96
Gerrhonotus lemniscatus — O’SHAUGHNESSY 1873: 45
Gerrhonotus liocephalus ophiurus — SMITH & TAYLOR 1950: 204
Gerrhonotus liocephalus ophiurus — WERMUTH 1969: 21
Gerrhonotus ophiurus — GOOD 1994
Gerrhonotus ophiurus – DIXON & LEMOS-ESPINAL 2010 
DistributionMexico (Veracruz, Puebla, Queretaro, Tamaulipas, San Luis Potosí, Hidalgo)

Type locality: Orizaba, Veracruz, Mexico. Map legend:
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Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: USNM 30206
Syntype: MHNP 1511 (2557 c), 304 (188?)mm [lemniscatus] 
Comment 
EtymologyThe specific name is derived from the Greek words ophis, meaning "snake" and oura, meaning "tail" in reference to the long snake-like tail. 
References
  • Bocourt 1872. Description de quelques Gerronotes nouveaux provenant du Mexique et de l’Afrique Centrale. Bull. Nouv. Arch. Mus. Hist. Nat. Paris 7 (4): 101-108 [1871] - get paper here
  • Brygoo, E. R. 1987. Les types d'Anguidés (Reptiles, Sauriens) du Museum national d'Histoire naturelle Catalogue critique. Bulletin du Museum national d'Histoire naturelle, Paris, 4e ser., 9, sect. A (Zool., BioI. & Ecol. anim.), (2), supplement, 3-20. - get paper here
  • Cope, E.D. 1867. Fifth contribution lo the herpetology of tropical America. Proc. Acad. nat. Sci. Philadelphia, 18 [1866]: 317-323 - get paper here
  • Cope, E.D. 1878. Tenth contribution to the herpetology of Tropical America. Proc. Amer. Philos. Soc. 17: 85-98 [1877] - get paper here
  • Cope, E.D. 1900. The crocodilians, lizards and snakes of North America. Ann. Rep. U.S. Natl. Mus. 1898: 153-1270 - get paper here
  • Dixon, James R. and Julio A. Lemos-Espinal 2010. Amphibians and reptiles of the state of Queretaro, Mexico. Tlalnepantla UNAM, 428 pp.
  • Good, David A. 1994. Species limits in the genus Gerrhonotus (Squamata: Anguidae). Herpetological Monographs 8: 180-202 - get paper here
  • GUTIÉRREZ MAYÉN, MA. GUADALUPE Y JORGE SALAZAR ARENAS 2007. HERPETOFAUNA DE LOS MUNICIPIOS DE CAMOCUAUTLA, ZAPOTITLÁN DE MÉNDEZ Y HUITZILAN DE SERDÁN, DE LA SIERRA NORTE DE PUEBLA. HERPETOFAUNA DE TRES MUNICIPIOS DE LA SIERRA NORTE DE PUEBLA, pp.197-223
  • Lemos-Espinal, Julio A. and James R. Dixon 2013. Amphibians and Reptiles of San Luis Potosí. Eagle Mountain Publishing, xii + 300 pp.
  • Lemos-Espinal, Julio A., Geoffrey R. Smith 2015. Amphibians and reptiles of the state of Hidalgo, Mexico. Check List 11 (3): 1642 - get paper here
  • O’Shaughnessy, A. W. E. 1873. Herpetological notes. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (4) 12: 44-48 - get paper here
  • Reaño-Hernández, Ismael, Larry David Wilson, Aurelio Ramírez-Bautista and Ferdinand Torres-Angeles. 2015. Gerrhonotus ophiurus. Reproduction. Mesoamerican Herpetology 2(3): 338–339 - get paper here
  • Smith,H.M. & Taylor,E.H. 1950. An annotated checklist and key to the reptiles of Mexico exclusive of the snakes. Bull. US Natl. Mus. 199: 1-253 - get paper here
  • Terán-Juárez, Sergio A., Elí García Padilla, Vicente Mata-Silva, Jerry D. Johnson and Larry David Wilson. 2016. The herpetofauna of Tamaulipas, Mexico: composition, distribution, and conservation status. Mesoamerican Herpetology 3 (1): 43–113 - get paper here
 
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