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Lepidophyma lineri SMITH, 1973

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Higher TaxaXantusiidae (Lepidophyminae), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesE: Liner’s Tropical Night Lizard
S: Lagartija Nocturna de Liner 
SynonymLepidophyma flavimaculatum lineri SMITH 1973
Lepidophyma lineri— BEZY & CAMARILLO 2002
Lepidophyma flavimaculatum lineri — MITCHELL 2006
Lepidophyma lineri — MATA-SILVA et al. 2015 
DistributionMexico (Oaxaca)

Type locality: Cafetal Pacífico, 2.1 mi. N and 0.4 mi. E Candelaria Loxicha, Oaxaca, on the trail to Cafetal Hedweges (about 17 km. N Pochutla).’’  
TypesHolotype: UCM 48452 
CommentHas been considered as subspecies of Lepidophyma flavimaculatum previously.

Max SVL: 37 mm. 
EtymologyNamed after Ernest A. Liner (1925-2010), one of the herpetologists who collected the holotype. 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Bezy,R.L. & Camarillo, J.L. 2002. SYSTEMATICS OF XANTUSIID LIZARDS OF THE GENUS LEPIDOPHYMA. Contributions in Science (493): 1–41 - get paper here
  • 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
  • Mitchell, J.C. 2006. Ernest Anthony Liner. Copeia 2006 (2): 316-320 - get paper here
  • Smith,H.M. 1973. A tentative rearrangement of the lizards of the genus Lepidophyma. Journal of Herpetology 7 (2): 109-123 - get paper here
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