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Aspidoscelis calidipes (DUELLMAN, 1955)

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Higher TaxaTeiidae, Teiinae, Gymnophthalmoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Tepalcatepec Valley Whiptail
S: Ticuiliches 
SynonymCnemidophorus calidipes DUELLMAN 1955
Cnemidophorus calidipes — DUELLMAN & ZWEIFEL 1962
Cnemidophorus calidipes — MASLIN & SECOY 1986
Cnemidophorus calidipes — LINER 1994
Aspidoscelis calidipes — REEDER et al. 2002
Aspidoscelis calidipes — LINER & CASAS-ANDREU 2008 
DistributionMexico (Michoacán, Guerrero)

Type locality: Capirio, 1200 feet elevation, on the Río Tepalcatepec, Michoacán, Mexico.  
TypesHolotype: UMMZ 112672; paratypes: UMMZ 
CommentCnemidophorus calidipes shows an ontogenetic color change from striped to cross-banded/speckled (see Figure 2 in Duellman 1955: 5). 
  • Duellman, W. E., & ZWEIFEL, R. G. 1962. A synopsis of the lizards of the sexlineatus group (genus Cnemidophorus). Bull. Amer. Mus. Nat. Hist. 123: 155-210. - get paper here
  • Duellman, William E. 1955. A new whiptail lizard, genus Chemnidophorus, from Mexico. Occasional Papers of the Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan (574): 1-7 - get paper here
  • Duellman, William E. 1960. Variation, distribution, and ecolgy of the Mexican teiid lizard, Cnemidophorus calidipes. Copeia 1960 (2): 97-101 - get paper here
  • Güizado-Rodríguez, Martha Anahí, Lorena Reyes-Vaquero, and Gustavo Casas-Andreu 2014. Thermoregulation by a population of Aspidoscelis calidipes from Apatzingán, Michoacán, Mexico. Southwestern Naturalist Mar 2014, Vol. 59, No. 1: 132-135. - get paper here
  • Maslin, T. & Secoy, D.M. 1986. A checklist of the lizard genus Cnemidophorus (Teiidae). Contr. Zool. Univ. Colorado Mus. 1: 1-60
  • Palacios-Aguilar, Ricardo & OSCAR FLORES-VILLELA 2018. An updated checklist of the herpetofauna from Guerrero, Mexico. Zootaxa 4422 (1): 1-24 - get paper here
  • Raya-García, Ernesto; Ireri Suazo-Ortuño, and Javier Alvarado-Díaz 2015. Diet of the Tepalcatepec Valley whiptail, Aspidoscelis calidipes (Squamata: Teiidae), in Michoacán, México. Southwestern Naturalist Mar 2015, Vol. 60, No. 1: 127-130 - get paper here
  • REEDER, T.W.; CHARLES J. COLE AND HERBERT C. DESSAUER 2002. Phylogenetic Relationships of Whiptail Lizards of the Genus Cnemidophorus (Squamata: Teiidae): A Test of Monophyly, Reevaluation of Karyotypic Evolution, and Review of Hybrid Origins. American Museum Novitates 3365: 1-64 - get paper here
  • Walker, James M. and Edmundo Perez-Ramos. 2010. Aspidoscelis calidipes: Reproduction. Herpetological Review 41 (3): 350 - get paper here
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