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Aspidoscelis ceralbensis (VAN DENBURGH & SLEVIN, 1921)

IUCN Red List - Aspidoscelis ceralbensis - Least Concern, LC

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Higher TaxaTeiidae, Teiinae, Gymnophthalmoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Cerralvo Island Whiptail
S: Huico de la Isla Cerralvo 
SynonymVerticaria ceralbensis VAN DENBURGH & SLEVIN 1921: 396
Cnemidophorus ceralbensis — BURT 1931: 216
Cnemidophorus ceralbensis — SMITH & TAYLOR 1950: 188
Cnemidophorus ceralbensis — LINER 1994
Cnemidophorus ceralbensis — GRISMER 1999
Aspidoscelis ceralbensis — REEDER et al. 2002
Aspidoscelis ceralbensis — LINER & CASAS-ANDREU 2008 
DistributionMexico (Ceralbo Island, Baja California)

Type locality: Ceralbo Island, Baja California.  
TypesHolotype: CAS 50510, paratypes in ZMB 
CommentBelongs to the Aspidoscelis deppii group (fide REEDER et al. 2002). 
EtymologyNamed after the type locality. 
  • Bauer, A.M. and R. Günther 1994. An annotated type catalogue of the teiid and microteiid lizards in the Zoological Museum, Berlin (Reptilia: Squamata: Teiidae and Gymnophthalmidae). Mitt. Zool. Mus. Berlin 70:267-280 - get paper here
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Maslin, T. & Secoy, D.M. 1986. A checklist of the lizard genus Cnemidophorus (Teiidae). Contr. Zool. Univ. Colorado Mus. 1: 1-60
  • Peralta-García A, Valdez-Villavicencio JH, Fucsko LA, Hollingsworth BD, Johnson JD, Mata-Silva V, Rocha A, DeSantis DL, Porras LW, and Wilson LD. 2023. The herpetofauna of the Baja California Peninsula and its adjacent islands, Mexico: composition, distribution, and conservation status. Amphibian & Reptile Conservation 17(1&2): 57–142
  • 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
  • Van Denburgh, J.; Slevin, J. R. 1921. Preliminary diagnoses of more new species of reptiles from islands in the gulf of California, Mexico. Proc. Cal. Acad. Sci. (4) 11 (17): 395-398 - get paper here
  • Walker, J. Martin;Maslin, Harry L. TayloT. Paul 1966. Morphology and relations of the teiid lizard, Cnemidophorus ceralbensis. Copeia 1966 (3): 585-588 - get paper here
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