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Mesaspis juarezi (KARGES & WRIGHT, 1987)

IUCN Red List - Mesaspis juarezi - Endangered, EN

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Higher TaxaAnguidae (Gerrhonotinae), Diploglossa, Anguimorpha, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesSierra Juarez Alligator Lizard 
SynonymBarisia juarezi KARGES & WRIGHT 1987
Mesaspis juarezi — LINER 1994
Mesaspis juarezi — LINER 2007 
DistributionMexico (Oaxaca)

Type locality: northern slope of the Sierra Juarez between 6.1 and 11.6 km (3.8 and 7.2 mi) N crest of Cerro Pelon, Ixtlan District, Oaxaca, Mexico.  
TypesHolotype: UTA R8485, adult male 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Casas-Andreu, G., F.R. Méndez-De la Cruz and X. Aguilar-Miguel. 2004. Anfibios y Reptiles; pp. 375–390, in A.J.M. García-Mendoza, J. Ordoñez and M. Briones-Salas (ed.). Biodiversidad de Oaxaca. Instituto de Biología, UNAM-Fondo Oaxaqueño para la Conservación de la Naturaleza-World Wildlife Fund, México, D. F.
  • 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
  • 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
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