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Barisia rudicollis (WIEGMANN, 1828)

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Higher TaxaAnguidae (Gerrhonotinae), Diploglossa, Anguimorpha, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Rough-necked Alligator Lizard
S: Escorpión de Cuello Rugoso 
SynonymGerrhonotus rudicollis WIEGMANN 1828: 379
Gerrhonotus rudicollis — DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1839: 410
Barissia rudicollis — GRAY 1845: 55
Gerrhonotus rudicollis — BOULENGER 1885: 272
Barisia rudicollis — TIHEN 1949: 238
Barisia rudicollis — SMITH & TAYLOR 1950: 202
Gerrhonotus rudicollis — WERMUTH 1969: 25
Barisia rudicollis — LINER 1994
Barisia rudicollis — ZALDIVAR-RIVERON et al. 2005 
DistributionS Mexico (México, Morelos, perhaps adjacent areas of Michoacán)

Type locality: Mexico. Restricted to Hacienda de la Gaviá, México (state) by SMITH & TAYLOR 1950.  
TypesHolotype: ZMB 1158 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: A large (to 125 mm SVL) of the genus Barisia. Nasals in contact rostral. Two loreals, no canthals. Dorsal scales in 14 longitudinal rows and 28-30 transve rows. Ventral scales in 14 longitudinal rows (McCoy & Fox 1992). 
  • Augstenová, Barbora, Eleonora Pensabene, Lukáš Kratochvíl, and Michail Rovatsos. 2021. Cytogenetic Evidence for Sex Chromosomes and Karyotype Evolution in Anguimorphan Lizards. Cells 10, no. 7: 1612 - get paper here
  • 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
  • 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
  • Castro-Franco, Rubén, María Guasalupe Bustos-Zagal 1994. List of reptiles of Morelos, Mexico, and their distribution in relation to vegetation types. Southwestern Naturalist 39 (2): 171-175 - get paper here
  • Duméril, A. M. C. and G. Bibron. 1839. Erpétologie Générale on Histoire Naturelle Complète des Reptiles. Vol. 5. Roret/Fain et Thunot, Paris, 871 pp. - get paper here
  • Good, David A.; Bauer, Aaron M.;Günther, Rainer 1993. An Annotated Type Catalogue of the Anguimorph Lizards (Squamata: Anguidae, Helodermatidae, Varanidae, Xenosauridae) in the Zoological Museum, Berlin. Mitt. Zool. Mus. Berl. 69 (1): 45-56 - get paper here
  • Gray, J. E. 1838. Catalogue of the slender-tongued saurians, with descriptions of many new genera and species. Part 3. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (1) 1: 388-394 - get paper here
  • Gray, J. E. 1845. Catalogue of the specimens of lizards in the collection of the British Museum. Trustees of die British Museum/Edward Newman, London: xxvii + 289 pp. - 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
  • Langner, Christian 2014. Herpetologische Beobachtungen im Lebensraum von Abronia deppii im Valle de Bravo, Estado de México, Mexiko. Terraria-Elaphe 2014 (2): 46-55 - get paper here
  • Lemos-Espinal JA, Smith GR 2020. A conservation checklist of the herpetofauna of Morelos, with comparisons with adjoining states. ZooKeys 941: 121-144 - 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
  • McCoy, J.K. & S.F. Fox 1992. Redescription of the Mexican Lizard Barisia rudicollis (Wiegmann) (Sauria: Anguidae) Copeia 1992 (4): 1114-1117. - get paper here
  • Schmidt B., Walter 1992. Extension del area de distribucion sur para el lagarto Barisia rudicollis (Sauria, Anguidae). Bol. Soc. Herpetol. Mex. 4 (2): 41-42 - 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
  • Wiegmann,A.F.A. 1828. Beyträge zur Amphibienkunde. Isis von Oken 21 (4): 364-383 - 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
  • Zaldivar-Riveron, Alejandro and Adrián Nieto-Montes de Oca 2001. Natural history and distribution of the lizard Barisia rudicollis (Anguidae). Southwestern Naturalist 46 (3): - get paper here
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