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Mesaspis gadovii (BOULENGER, 1913)

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Higher TaxaAnguidae (Gerrhonotinae), Diploglossa, Anguimorpha, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
SubspeciesMesaspis gadovii gadovii (BOULENGER 1913)
Mesaspis gadovii levigata TIHEN 1949 
Common NamesGadow's Alligator Lizard 
SynonymGerrhonotus gadovii BOULENGER 1913: 564
Barisia gadovii gadovii — TIHEN 1949: 230
Barisia gadovii gadovii — SMITH & TAYLOR 1950: 200
Barisia gadovi gadovi — TIHEN 1954: 11
Gerrhonotus gadovii — WERMUTH 1969: 17
Barisia gadovi gadovi — KARGES & WRIGHT 1987
Mesaspis gadovii — GOOD 1988: 82
Mesaspis gadovii — LINER 1994
Mesaspis gadovii gadovii — LINER 2007

Mesaspis gadovii levigata TIHEN 1949
Barisia gadovii levigata TIHEN 1949
Barisia gadovii levigata — SMITH & TAYLOR 1950: 200
Gerrhonotus gadovii levigatus — WERMUTH 1969: 17
Barisia gadovi levigata — KARGES & WRIGHT 1987
Mesaspis gadovii levigata — LINER 2007 
DistributionMexico (Sierra Madre del Sur, Guerrero).

Type locality: Omilteme, Guerrero.

levigata: Mountains of C Oaxaca. Type locality: Valley of Oaxaca, Oaxaca.  
TypesSyntypes: BMNH (gadovii; collected by Hans Gadow)
Holotype: USNM 47212 [levigata] 
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  • Goldberg, S. R. & Bursey, C. R. 2012. Mesaspis gadovii (Gadow's alligator lizard) endoparasites. Herpetological Review 43: 335
  • Good, D.A. 1988. Phylogenetic relationships among gerrhonotine lizards; an analysis of external morphology. Univ. California Publ. Zool. 121: 139 pp. - get paper here
  • Illescas-Aparicio, M., Clark-Tapia, R., González-Hernández, A., Vásquez-Díaz, Pedro R. & Aguirre-Hidalgo, V. 2016. Diversidad y riqueza herpetofaunística asociada al bosque de manejo forestal y áreas de cultivo, en Ixtlán de Juárez, Oaxaca. Acta Zoológica Mexicana (n.s.) 32(3): 359-369
  • Karges J P; Wright J W 1987. A new species of Barisia (Sauria, Anguidae) from Oaxaca, Mexico. Contributions in Science, Los Angeles (381): 1-11 - 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
  • Martín-Regalado, N.; M. C. Lavariega, R. M. Gómez–Ugalde & C. Rodríguez–Pérez 2016. Anfibios y reptiles de la sierra de Cuatro Venados, Oaxaca, México. Arxius de Miscel·lània Zoològica, 14 (2016): 217–232 - 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
  • PALACIOS-AGUILAR, RICARDO & OSCAR FLORES-VILLELA 2018. An updated checklist of the herpetofauna from Guerrero, Mexico. Zootaxa 4422 (1): 1-24 - get paper here
  • Rufino Santos-Bibiano, Guillermo, A. Woolrich-Piña, Elizabeth Beltrán-Sánchez and Fausto R. Méndez-de la Cruz. 2016. Mesaspis gadovii (Gadow’s Alligator Lizard). Saurophagy. Mesoamerican Herpetology 3 (2): 484-486 - 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
  • Solano-Zavaleta, Israel; Adrián Nieto-Montes de Oca,Jonathan A. Campbell 2016. A New Species of Mesaspis (Squamata: Anguidae) from the High Cuchumatanes of Guatemala Journal of Herpetology 50 (2): 327-336 - get paper here
  • Tihen, J. A. 1954. Gerrhonotine lizards recently added to the American Museum collection, with further revisions of the genus Abronia. American Museum Novitates (1687): 1-26 - get paper here
  • Tihen, Joe A. 1949. A review of the lizard genus Barisia. Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull. 33 (3): 217-254 - get paper here
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