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Higher TaxaAnguidae (Gerrhonotinae), Diploglossa, Anguimorpha, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Herrera's Alligator Lizard
S: Escorpión de Herrera 
SynonymBarisia herrerae ZALDÎVAR-RIVERÓN & NIETO-MONTES DE OCA 2002
Barisia herrerae — ZALDIVAR-RIVERON et al. 2005
Barisia herrerae — LANGNER 2019 
DistributionMexico (México)

Type locality: approx. 4 km E Ocuilan (approx. 15 km W Cuernavaca City limits) on dirt road Curenavaca-Chalma, near Rancheria Tlaltizapán, Municipality of Ocuilan, state of Mexico, Mexico (99° 23’ 25” N, 18° 57’ 16” W, 2350 m elevation).  
TypesHolotype: MZFC 9580 
EtymologyNamed after Alfonso L. Herrera, Mexican naturalist. 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Bryson Jr, R.W. & Riddle, B.R. 2011. Tracing the origins of widespread highland species: a case of Neogene diversification across the Mexican sierras in an endemic lizard. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 105: 382–394 [2012, published online 2011] - get paper here
  • Langner, Ch. 2019. Ich komme Dir auf die Schliche! Verkanntes Schleichenvolk – die interessanten Echsen der Familie Anguidae. Reptilia (Münster) 24 (136): 16-27 - get paper here
  • Lemos-Espinal JA, Smith GR 2020. A conservation checklist of the amphibians and reptiles of the State of Mexico, Mexico with comparisons with adjoining states. ZooKeys 953: 137-159 - get paper here
  • Zaldívar-Riverón, A. & Nieto-Montes de Oca, A. 2002. Variation in the rare lizard Barisia rudicollis (Wiegmann) (Anguidae) with description of a new species from Central Mexico. Herpetologica 58 (3): 313-326 - get paper here
  • Zaldivar-Riveron, A.; de Oca, A. Nieto-Montes; Laclette, J.P. 2005. Phylogeny and evolution of dorsal pattern in the Mexican endemic lizard genus Barisia (Anguidae: Gerrhonotinae). Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research 43(3):243-257 - get paper here
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