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Xenosaurus newmanorum TAYLOR, 1949

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Higher TaxaXenosauridae, Diploglossa, Anguimorpha, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Newman's Knob-scaled Lizard
S: Xenosauro de Newman 
SynonymXenosaurus newmanorum TAYLOR 1949
Xenosaurus newmanorum — SMITH & TAYLOR 1950: 208
Xenosaurus grandis newmanorum — LYNCH & SMITH 1965: 170
Xenosaurus newmanorum — LINER 1994
Xenosaurus newmanorum — PÉREZ RAMOS et al. 2000
Xenosaurus newmanorum — LINER & CASAS-ANDREU 2008
Xenosaurus newmanorum — JOHNSON et al. 2017 
DistributionMexico (Veracruz, from SW Tamaulipas to San Luis Potosi, Hidalgo)

Type locality: Xilitla region, San Luis Potosi, Mexico  
TypesHolotype: LSUM 499 (not 85) (Louisiana St. Univ. Mus. Zool.) (collected by Marcella Newman). 
CommentDistribution: see map in WOOLRICH-PIÑA & SMITH 2012. 
EtymologyNamed after Robert and Marcella Newman, who collected the original specimens described by Taylor (1949). 
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  • Bhullar, B-A. S. 2011. The Power and Utility Of Morphological Characters In Systematics: A Fully Resolved Phylogeny of Xenosaurus and Its Fossil Relatives (Squamata: Anguimorpha). Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard 160 (3): 65–181 - get paper here
  • Camarillo,J.L. 1998. Geographic distribution: Xenosaurus newmanorum. Herpetological Review 29 (1): 52 - 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 - get paper here
  • King, F. W., & THOMPSON, F. G. 1968. A review of the American lizards of the genus Xenosaurus Peters. Bulletin of the Florida State Museum 12: 93-123. - get paper here
  • Lara-Tufiño, D.; A. Ramírez-Bautista; R. Hernández-Austria; L.D. Wilson; C. Berriozabal-Islas. 2013. Xenosaurus newmanorum Taylor, 1949 (Squamata: Xenosauridae): Occurrence in the state of Hidalgo, Mexico. Check List 9 (5):1101-1103 - get paper here
  • Lemos-Espinal JA, Smith GR, Woolrich-Piña GA 2018. Amphibians and reptiles of the state of San Luis Potosí, Mexico, with comparisons with adjoining states. ZooKeys 753: 83-106 - get paper here
  • Lemos-Espinal, J.A., G.R. Smith & R.E. Ballinger 1998. Thermal Ecology of the Crevice-dwelling Lizard, Xenosaurus newmanorum Journal of Herpetology 32 (1): 141-144. - get paper here
  • Lemos-Espinal, J.A., R.E. Ballinger, and G.R. Smith 2000. Xenosaurus newmanorum Taylor Newman's Knob-scaled Lizard. Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles (714): 1-2 - get paper here
  • Lemos-Espinal, Julio A. and James R. Dixon 2013. Amphibians and Reptiles of San Luis Potosí. Eagle Mountain Publishing, xii + 300 pp.
  • Lynch, John D.; Smith, Hobart M. 1965. A new species of Xenosaurus (Reptilia: Xenosauridae) from the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, Mexico. Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science 68 (1): 163-172 - get paper here
  • Martin, Plul S. 1958. A biogeography of reptiles and amphibians in the Gomez Farias Region, Tamaulipas, Mexico. Miscellaneous publications, Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan (101): 1-102 + 7 plates - get paper here
  • Molina-Zuluaga, Claudia, Paul F. Doherty, J. Jaime Zúñiga-Vega, and J. Gastón Zamora-Abrego 2013. Survivorship, Growth, and Detection of a Knob-scaled Lizard in Queretaro, Mexico. Journal of Herpetology Mar 2013, Vol. 47, No. 1: 156-161. - get paper here
  • Nieto-Montes de Oca A, Sánchez-Vega H, Durán-Fuentes I 2018. A new species of knob-scaled lizard (Xenosauridae, Xenosaurus) from the Sierra Madre Oriental of Puebla, Mexico. ZooKeys 737: 141-160 - get paper here
  • Nieto-Montes de Oca, Adrián; Anthony J. Barley, Rubi N. Meza-Lázaro, Uri O. García-Vázquez, Joan G. Zamora-Abrego, Robert C. Thomson, Adam D. Leaché 2016. Phylogenomics and species delimitation in the knob-scaled lizards of the genus Xenosaurus (Squamata: Xenosauridae) using ddRADseq data reveal a substantial underestimation of diversity. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 106: 241-253 - get paper here
  • Nieto-Montes de Oca, Adrián; Uri O. García-Vázquez, J. Jaime Zúñiga-Vega and Walter Schmidt-Ballardo 2013. A new species of Xenosaurus (Squamata: Xenosauridae) from the Sierra Gorda Biosphere Reserve of Querétaro, Mexico. Revista Mexicana de Biodiversidad 84: 485-498 - get paper here
  • Pérez Ramos, Edmundo; Lucia Saldaña de la Riva; Jonathan A. Campbell 2000. A new allopatric species of Xenosaurus (Squamata: Xenosauridae) from Guerrero, Mexico. Herpetologica 56 (4): 500-506 - get paper here
  • Taylor,E.H. 1949. A preliminary account of the herpetology of the state of San Luis Potosi, Mexico. Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull. 33 (2): 169-215 - get paper here
  • Woolrich-Piña, Guillermo A. and Geoffrey R. Smith 2012. A New Species of Xenosaurus from the Sierra Madre Oriental, Mexico. Herpetologica 68 (4): 551-559. - get paper here
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