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Aspidoscelis labialis (STEJNEGER, 1890)

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Higher TaxaTeiidae, Teiinae, Gymnophthalmoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Baja California Whiptail
S: Huico de Baja California 
SynonymCnemidophorus labialis STEJNEGER 1890: 643
Cnemidophorus labialis — VAN DENBURGH 1895: 128
Cnemidophorus labialis — GADOW 1906: 374
Cnemidophorus labialis — SMITH & TAYLOR 1950: 185
Cnemidophorus labialis — STEBBINS 1985: 240
Cnemidophorus labialis — MASLIN & SECOY 1986
Cnemidophorus labialis — LINER 1994
Aspidoscelis labialis — REEDER et al. 2002
Aspidoscelis labialis — LINER & CASAS-ANDREU 2008 
DistributionMexico (Baja California)

Type locality: “Cerros Island”, Pacific coast, Baja California.  
TypesHolotype: USNM 15596 
  • Bostic, D. L. 1971. Herpetofauna of the Pacific Coast of north central Baja California, Mexico, with a description of a new subspecies of Phyllodactylus xanti. Transactions of the San Diego Society of Natural History, 16:237—263 - get paper here
  • 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
  • Gadow,H. 1906. A contribution to the study of evolution based upon the Mexican species of Cnemidophorus. Proc. Zool. Soc. London 1906: 277-375 (+ maps) - get paper here
  • Goldberg, S. R. 2012. Aspidoscelis labialis (Baja California whiptail) reproduction. Herpetological Review 43: 643 - get paper here
  • Goldberg, S. R., Bursey, C. R. & Arreola, J. 2012. Aspidoscelis labialis (Baja California whiptail) endoparasites. Herpetological Review 43: 643-644 - 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
  • Lowe, Charles H., Jr;Wright, John W.;Norris, Kenneth S. 1966. Analysis of the herpetofauna of Baja California, Mexico IV. The Baja California striped whiptail, Cnemidophorus labialis, with key to the striped - unspotted whiptails of the southwest. Journal of the Arizona Academy of Science 4 (2): 121-127 - 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
  • 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
  • Stebbins,R.C. 1985. A Field Guide to Western Reptiles and Amphibians, 2nd ed. Houghton Mifflin, Boston
  • Stejneger, Leonhard 1890. Description of a new lizard from Lower California. Proc. US Natl. Mus. 12: 643-644 - get paper here
  • Tevis, lloyd, Jr. 1944. Herpetological notes from lower California. Copeia 1944 (1): 6-18 - get paper here
  • Van Denburgh,J. 1895. A review of the herpetology of Lower California. Part I - Reptiles. Proc. Cal. Acad. Sci. (2) 5: 77-163 - get paper here
  • WALKER, JAMES M. 2022. ASPIDOSCELIS LABIALIS (Baja California Whiptail). BODY SIZE and REPRODUCTION. Herpetological Review 53 (2): 317–319.
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