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Aurivela tergolaevigata (CABRERA, 2004)

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Higher TaxaTeiidae, Teiinae, Gymnophthalmoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common Names 
SynonymCnemidophorus tergolaevigatus CABRERA 2004
Aurivela tergolaevigata — HARVEY et al. 2012
Cnemidophorus tergolaevigata — AVILA et al. 2013 
DistributionW Argentina (La Rioja, Catamarca, Salta)

Type locality: Chilecito, Cerro (= Sierra de) Velasco, Villa Unión and Cerro Famatina, La Rioja province, Argentina.  
TypesHolotype: MACN (Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales) 6827 
CommentGroup: member of the longicauda group, see C. longicauda for details. 
  • AVILA, LUCIANO JAVIER; LORENA ELIZABETH MARTINEZ & MARIANA MORANDO 2013. Checklist of lizards and amphisbaenians of Argentina: an update. Zootaxa 3616 (3): 201–238 - get paper here
  • Cabrera, M. R. 2004. A new species of Cnemidophorus (Squamata: Teiidae) from western Argentina. Amphibia-Reptilia 25 (3): 265-275 - get paper here
  • Cabrera, Mario R. 2012. A new species of Cnemidophorus (Squamata, Teiidae) from the South American Chaco. The Herpetological Journal 22 (2): 123-131 - get paper here
  • Cabrera, Mario R. & Carreira, S. 2009. A new, but probably extinct, species of Cnemidophorus (Squamata, Teiidae) from Uruguay. The Herpetological Journal 19: 97–105 - get paper here
  • Cabrera, Mario R.; Etheridge, Richard E. 2006. New records and type locality restriction for the endemic Argentinian lizard Cnemidophorus tergolaevigatus (Squamata: Teiidae). Herpetological Review 37 (1): 110-111 - get paper here
  • Gallardo, Gabriela A. 2019. Ecología reproductiva de Aurivela tergolaevigata (Teiidae) en el monte del noroeste de Argentina: efectos de las variaciones ambientales interanuales. Cuad. herpetol. 33 (1): - get paper here
  • HARVEY, MICHAEL B.; GABRIEL N. UGUETO & RONALD L. GUTBERLET, Jr. 2012. Review of Teiid Morphology with a Revised Taxonomy and Phylogeny of the Teiidae (Lepidosauria: Squamata). Zootaxa 3459: 1–156 - get paper here
  • Yoke, M.M.; Morando, M.; Avila L.J. & Sites, J.W. Jr. 2006. Phylogeography and genetic structure in the Cnemidophorus longicauda complex (Squamata, Teiidae). Herpetologica 62 (4): 420-434 - get paper here
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