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Barisia planifrons (BOCOURT, 1878)

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Higher TaxaAnguidae (Gerrhonotinae), Diploglossa, Anguimorpha, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Oaxaca Alligator Lizard
S: Escorpión de Oaxaca 
SynonymGerrhonotus (Barisia) planifrons BOCOURT 1878: 361
Gerrhonotus planifrons — BOULENGER 1885: 273
Barisia imbricata planifrons — TIHEN 1949: 246
Barisia imbricata planifrons — SMITH & TAYLOR 1950: 201
Gerrhonotus imbricatus planifrons — WERMUTH 1969: 19
Barisia imbricata planifrons — GUILLETTE & SMITH 1982
Barisia planifrons — SMITH et al. 2002
Barisia planifrons — MATA-SILVA et al. 2015
Barisia imbricata planifrons — ILLESCAS-APARICIO et al. 2016 
DistributionMexico (Oaxaca), elevation 2130 - 3050 m

Type locality: Oaxaca.  
TypesSyntypes: MNHN-RA 1040 and MNHN-RA 2497 (2 syntypes) 
CommentDistribution: Map: GUILLETTE & SMITH 1982: 24 
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  • Boulenger, G.A. 1885. Catalogue of the lizards in the British Museum (Natural History). Vol. 2, Second edition. London, xiii+497 pp. - get paper here
  • Brygoo, E. R. 1987. Les types d'Anguid és (Reptiles, Sauriens) du Museum national d'Histoire naturelle Catalogue critique. Bulletin du Museum national d'Histoire naturelle, Paris, 4e ser., 9, sect. A (Zool., BioI. & Ecol. anim.), (2), supplement, 3-20. - 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
  • Canseco-Márquez, L., & Gutiérrrez-Mayén, M.G. 2010. Anfibios y reptiles del Valle de Tehuacán-Cuicatlán. Comisión Nacional para el conocimiento y uso de la biodiversidad, México D.F., Mexico, 302 pp - get paper here
  • Guillette, L.J. Jr. & SMith, H.M. 1982. A review of the Mexican lizard Barisia imbricata, and the description of a new subspecies. Trans. Kansas Acad. Sci. 85: 13-33 - get paper here
  • Illescas-Aparicio, M., Clark-Tapia, R., González-Hernández, A., Vásquez-Díaz, Pedro R. & Aguirre-Hidalgo, V. 2016. Diversidad y riqueza herpetofaunística asociada al bosque de manejo forestal y áreas de cultivo, en Ixtlán de Juárez, Oaxaca. Acta Zoológica Mexicana (n.s.) 32(3): 359-369 - get paper here
  • Mata-Silva, Vicente, Jerry D. Johnson, Larry David Wilson and Elí García-Padilla. 2015. The herpetofauna of Oaxaca, Mexico: composition, physiographic distribution, and conservation status. Mesoamerican Herpetology 2 (1): 6–62 - 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
  • Smith, Hobart M., Theresa M. Burg and David Chiszar 2002. Evolutionary speciation in the alligator lizards of the genus Barisia. Bull. Maryland Herp. Soc. 38(1): 23-26 - get paper here
  • Tihen, Joe A. 1949. A review of the lizard genus Barisia. Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull. 33 (3): 217-254 - get paper here
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