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Aspidoscelis maslini (FRITTS, 1969)

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Higher TaxaTeiidae, Teiinae, Gymnophthalmoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Maslin’s Whiptail
S: Huico de Maslin 
SynonymCnemidophorus cozumelae maslini FRITTS 1969
Cnemidophorus cozumelae maslini — MASLIN & SECOY 1986
Cnemidophorus maslini — TAYLOR et al. 1995
Cnemidophorus maslini — LEE 2000
Aspidoscelis maslini — REEDER et al. 2002
Aspidoscelis maslini — TAYLOR et al. 2005
Aspidoscelis cozumelae maslini — KÖHLER 2008
Aspidoscelis maslini — LINER & CASAS-ANDREU 2008 
DistributionS Mexico (coastal Campeche, Quintana Roo), Belize, Guatemala

Type locality: Mexico: 17 mi W Champoton, Champeche  
ReproductionOviparous. Parthenogenetic species. 
TypesHolotype: INHS (= UIMNH) 82699; T. H. Fritts; August- 4 September 29, 1967 
CommentGroup: Belongs to the Aspidoscelis cozumela group (fide REEDER et al. 2002).

Distribution: not in Yucatan state (Mexico) according to GONZÁLEZ-SÁNCHEZ et al. 2017. 
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  • Campbell, J.A. 1998. Amphibians and reptiles of northern Guatemala, the Yucatán, and Belize. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, xiii + 380 pp. - get paper here
  • Charruau, Pierre; Aníbal H. Díaz de la Vega Pérez, and Fausto R. Méndez de la Cruz 2015. Reptiles of Banco Chinchorro: Updated List, Life History Data, and Conservation [Quintana Roo, Mexico] Southwestern Naturalist 60(4):299-312 - get paper here
  • Cordes, James E. and James M. Walker 2006. Evolutionary and Systematic Implications of Skin Histocompatibility Among Parthenogenetic Teiid Lizards: Three Color Pattern Classes of Aspidoscelis dixoni and One of Aspidoscelis tesselata. Copeia, 2006 (1):14-26 - get paper here
  • Fritts,T.H. 1969. The systematics of the parthenogenetic lizards ot the Cnemidophorus cozumelae complex. Copeia 1969 (3): 519-535 - 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
  • Hernandez-Gallegos, Oswaldo; Ana Esthela Lopez-Moreno, Fausto R. Mendez-de la Cruz, James M. Walker 2018. Home range of the parthenogenetic lizard Aspidoscelis maslini (FRITTS, 1969), on a beach strand. Herpetozoa 31 (1/2): 83 - 86 - get paper here
  • Köhler, G. 2000. Reptilien und Amphibien Mittelamerikas, Bd 1: Krokodile, Schildkröten, Echsen. Herpeton Verlag, Offenbach, 158 pp.
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  • Manríquez-Morán, Norma L., Fausto R. Méndez-de la Cruz, and Robert W. Murphy 2014. Genetic Variation and Origin of Parthenogenesis in the Aspidoscelis cozumela Complex: Evidence from Mitochondrial Genes. Zoological Science 31, No. 1: 14-19. - get paper here
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  • 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
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  • Taylor, Harry L.; Charles J. Cole, and Christopher R. Cooley 2014. Origins and Evolution in the Aspidoscelis cozumela Complex of Parthenogenetic Teiid Lizards: Morphological and Karyotypic Evidence and Paradoxes. Journal of Herpetology Sep 2014, Vol. 48, No. 3: 343-354. - get paper here
  • TAYLOR, HARRY L.; JAMES M. WALKER; JAMES E. CORDES AND GLENN J. MANNING 2005. Application of the Evolutionary Species Concept to Parthenogenetic Entities: Comparison of Postformational Divergence in Two Clones of Aspidoscelis tesselata and between Aspidoscelis cozumela and Aspidoscelis maslini (Squamata: Teiidae. Journal of Herpetology 39 (2): 266-277 - get paper here
  • Taylor,H.L. & Cooley,C.R. 1995. Patterns of meristic variation among parthenogenetic Teiid lizards (Genus Cnemidophorus) of the Yucatan Peninsula and their progenitor species, C. angusticeps and C. deppei. Journal of Herpetology 29 (4): 583-592 - get paper here
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