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Higher TaxaAnguidae (Gerrhonotinae), Diploglossa, Anguimorpha, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Mount Orizaba Alligator Lizard
S: Escorpión del Pico de Orizaba 
SynonymBarisia antauges COPE 1866: 132
Pterogasterus modestus COPE 1878: 97
Gerrhonotus modestus GÜNTHER 1885: 42
Gerrhonotus antauges — BOULENGER 1885: 277
Barisia antauges — TIHEN 1949: 235
Barisia modestus — TIHEN 1949: 598
Barisia antauges — SMITH & TAYLOR 1950: 200
Gerrhonotus antauges — WERMUTH 1969: 14
Gerrhonotus modestus — WERMUTH 1969: 22
Mesaspis antauges — GOOD 1988: 83
Mesaspis antauges — LINER 1994
Mesaspis antauges — LINER 2007
Mesaspis antauges — SOLANO-ZAVALETA et al. 2017
Abronia antauges — GUTIÉRREZ-RODRÍGUEZ et al. 2020 (by implication)
Mesaspis antauges — TORRES-HERNÁNDEZ et al. 2021 
DistributionMexico (Veracruz)

Type locality: Orizaba, Veracruz (= Volcán Citlaltépetl)

modestus: Mexico (Veracruz); Terra typica restricta (SMITH & TAYLOR 1950): Mount Orizaba, Veracruz, Mexico  
TypesHolotype: USNM 30221 
CommentSynonymy: mostly after GOOD 1988: 83

Abundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017). 
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1885. Catalogue of the lizards in the British Museum (Natural History). Vol. 2, Second edition. London, xiii+497 pp. - get paper here
  • Cope, E.D. 1866. Fourth contribution lo the herpetology of tropical America. Proc. Acad. nat. Sci. Philadelphia, 18: 123-132 - get paper here
  • Good, D.A. 1988. Phylogenetic relationships among gerrhonotine lizards; an analysis of external morphology. Univ. California Publ. Zool. 121: 139 pp. - get paper here
  • Gutiérrez-Rodríguez, Jorge, Alejandro Zaldívar-Riverón, Israel Solano-Zavaleta, Jonathan A Campbell, Rubi N Meza-Lázaro, Oscar Flores-Villela, and Adrián Nieto-Montes de Oca. 2020. Phylogenomics of the Mesoamerican Alligator-Lizard Genera Abronia and Mesaspis (Anguidae: Gerrhonotinae) Reveals Multiple Independent Clades of Arboreal and Terrestrial Species. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 154: 106963 - get paper here
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • SOLANO-ZAVALETA, ISRAEL; NELSON MARTÍN CERÓN DE LA LUZ, ADAM G. CLAUSE 2017. Solving a 50-year Mystery: Rediscovery of Mesaspis antauges (Squamata: Anguidae). Zootaxa 4303 (4): 559–572 - 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
  • Torres-Hernández, LA, Ramírez-Bautista A, Cruz-Elizalde R, Hernández-Salinas U, Berriozabal-Islas C, DeSantis DL, Johnson JD, Rocha A, García-Padilla E, Mata-Silva V, Fucsko LA, and Wilson LD. 2021. The herpetofauna of Veracruz, Mexico: composition, distribution, and conservation status. Amphibian & Reptile Conservation 15(2) [General Section]: 72–155 - get paper here
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