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Lepidophyma cuicateca CANSECO-MARQUEZ, GUTIIEREZ-MAYEN & MENDOZA-HERNANDEZ, 2008

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Higher TaxaXantusiidae (Lepidophyminae), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymLepidophyma cuicateca CANSECO-MARQUEZ, GUTIIEREZ-MAYEN & MENDOZA-HERNANDEZ 2008
Lepidophyma cuicateca — JOHNSON et al. 2017 
DistributionMexico (Oaxaca)

Type locality: 1 km SE Santa María Texcatitlán, Municipality of Santa María Texcatitlán, Oaxaca, México (17.704° N, 97.062° W), 1180 m elevation.  
Reproductionviviparous 
TypesHolotype: MZFC-16419, adult female, on 28 July 2001 by Andrés Alberto Mendoza-Hernández (AMH-075). 
Comment 
EtymologyThe name cuicateca is an adjetive and refers to the type locality, Cañada de Cuicatlán. 
References
  • Canseco-Márquez, L., & Gutiérrrez-Mayén, M.G. 2010. Anfibios y reptiles del Valle de Tehuacán-Cuicatlán. Comisión Nacional para el conocimiento y uso de la biodiversidad, México D.F., Mexico, 302 pp - get paper here
  • CANSECO-MARQUEZ, LUIS; GUADALUPE GUTIIEREZ-MAYEN & ANDRES ALBERTO MENDOZA-HERNANDEZ 2008. A new species of night-lizard of the genus Lepidophyma (Squamata: Xantusiidae) from the Cuicatlan Valley, Oaxaca, Mexico. Zootaxa 1750: 59-67 - get paper here
  • Johnson, J. D., L. D. Wilson, V. Mata-Silva, E. García-Padilla, and D. L. DeSantis. 2017. The endemic herpetofauna of Mexico: organisms of global significance in severe peril. Mesoamerican Herpetology 4(3): 544–620
  • Mata-Silva, Vicente, Jerry D. Johnson, Larry David Wilson and Elí García-Padilla. 2015. The herpetofauna of Oaxaca, Mexico: composition, physiographic distribution, and conservation status. Mesoamerican Herpetology 2 (1): 6–62 - get paper here
  • Noonan, Brice P.; Jennifer B. Pramuk, Robert L. Bezy, Elizabeth A. Sinclair, Kevin de Queiroz, Jack W. Sites Jr. 2013. Phylogenetic relationships within the lizard clade Xantusiidae: Using trees and divergence times to address evolutionary questions at multiple levels. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, Volume 69, Issue 1, October 2013, Pages 109–122 - get paper here
 
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