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Aspidoscelis carmenensis (MASLIN & SECOY, 1986)

IUCN Red List - Aspidoscelis carmenensis - Least Concern, LC

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Higher TaxaTeiidae, Teiinae, Gymnophthalmoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Carmen Island Whiptail
G: Carmen-Rennechse
S: Huico Garganta-anaranjada de Isla Carmen 
SynonymVerticaria caerulea DICKERSON 1919: 472
Cnemidophorus hyperythrus caeruleus — BURT 1931: 240
Cnemidophorus hyperythrus caeruleus — SMITH & TAYLOR 1950: 186
Cnemidophorus hyperythrus carmenensis MASLIN & SECOY 1986: 21 (nom. nov.)
Cnemidophorus carmenensis — GRISMER 1999
Aspidoscelis carmenensis — LINER & CASAS-ANDREU 2008
Aspidoscelis carmenensis — JONES & LOVICH 2009
Aspidoscelis carmenensis — TAYLOR & WALKER 2014
Aspidoscelis carmenensis — JOHNSON et al. 2017 
DistributionMexico (Baja California, Isla Carmen)

Type locality: Carmen Island, Baja California  
TypesHolotype: USNM 64251, given as AMNH 5517 in original description. 
  • Burt, C. E. 1931. A study of the teiid lizards of the genus Cnemidophorus with special reference to their phylogenetic relationships. Bull. US Natl. Mus. 154: 286 pp. - get paper here
  • Dickerson, M. C. 1919. Diagnoses of twenty-three new species and a new genus of lizards from Lower California. Bull. Amer. Mus. Nat. Hist. 41 (10): 461-477
  • Grismer, L. Lee 1999. Phylogeny, taxonomy, and biogeography of Cnemidophorus hyperythrus and C. ceralbensis (Squamata: Teiidae) in Baja California, México. Herpetologica 55 (1): 28-42 - 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
  • Jones, L.L. & Lovich, R.E. 2009. Lizards of the American Southwest. A photographic field guide. Rio Nuevo Publishers, Tucson, AZ, 568 pp. [review in Reptilia 86: 84] - get paper here
  • Liner, Ernest A., and Gustavo Casas-Andreu. 2008. Standard Spanish, English and Scientific Names of the Amphibians and Reptiles of Mexico. Herpetological Circular 38: 167 p.
  • Maslin, T. & Secoy, D.M. 1986. A checklist of the lizard genus Cnemidophorus (Teiidae). Contr. Zool. Univ. Colorado Mus. 1: 1-60
  • 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
  • Taylor, Harry L. and James M. Walker 2014. Pan-Peninsular pattern of morphological variation in Aspidoscelis hyperythra (Squamata: Teiidae), Baja California, Mexico. Southwestern Naturalist Jun 2014, Vol. 59, No. 2: 221-227. - get paper here
  • Taylor, Harry L. and James M. Walker 2014. Pattern of Differential Divergence Among Five Insular Species of the Aspidoscelis hyperythra Complex (Squamata: Teiidae), Baja California Sur, México. Journal of Herpetology Sep 2014, Vol. 48, No. 3: 355-362 - get paper here
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