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Higher TaxaXantusiidae (Lepidophyminae), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common Names 
SynonymLepidophyma zongolica GARCÍA-VÁZQUEZ, CANSECO-MARQUEZ & AGUILAR-LÓPEZ 2010 
DistributionMexico (Puebla)

Type locality: at El Tepeyac, Municipality of Eloxochitlán, Puebla, México (18° 29 ́ 15.8 ́ ́ N, 96° 51 ́ 1.7 ́ ́ W), 94 m elevation.  
TypesHolotype: MZFC 22186 (original number, UOGV 1229), adult male collected on 30 June 2007. 
CommentAbundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyThe name zongolica is an adjective and refers to the type locality, Sierra Zongolica, were the species lives. 
  • GARCÍA-VÁZQUEZ, URI OMAR; LUIS CANSECO-MÁRQUEZ & JOSÉ LUIS AGUILAR-LÓPEZ 2010. A new species of night lizard of the genus Lepidophyma (Squamata: Xantusiidae) from southern Puebla, México. Zootaxa 2657: 47–54 - 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
  • Woolrich-Piña, G. A., E. García-Padilla, D. L. DeSantis, J. D. Johnson, V. Mata-Silva, and L. D. Wilson. 2017. The herpetofauna of Puebla, Mexico: composition, distribution, and conservation status. Mesoamerican Herpetology 4(4): 791–884
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