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Aspidoscelis franciscensis (VAN DENBURGH & SLEVIN, 1921)

IUCN Red List - Aspidoscelis franciscensis - Least Concern, LC

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Higher TaxaTeiidae, Teiinae, Gymnophthalmoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: San Francisco Island Whiptail
G: San Francisco Rennechse
S: Huico de San Francisco 
SynonymVerticaria franciscensis VAN DENBURGH & SLEVIN 1921: 397
Cnemidophorus hyperythrus franciscensis — MASLIN & SECOY 1986
Cnemidophorus franciscensis — GRISMER 1999
Aspidoscelis franciscensis — LINER & CASAS-ANDREU 2008
Aspidoscelis franciscensis — JONES & LOVICH 2009
Aspidoscelis franciscensis — TAYLOR & WALKER 2014
Aspidoscelis franciscensis — JOHNSON et al. 2017 
DistributionMexico (Baja California, San Francisco Island)

Type locality: San Francisco Island, Gulf of California  
TypesHolotype: CAS 50513 
EtymologyNamed after the type locality. 
  • 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 - 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
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