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Cachryx alfredschmidti (KÖHLER, 1995)

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Higher TaxaIguanidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Campeche Spiny-tailed Iguana
S: Garrobo de Campeche 
SynonymCtenosaura alfredschmidti KÖHLER 1995
Ctenosaura alfredschmidti — KÖHLER 2000: 75
Ctenosaura (Enyaliosaurus) alfredschmidti — KÖHLER et al. 2000
Ctenosaura alfredschmidti — MORALES-MÁVIL et al. 2016
Cachryx alfredschmidti — MALONE et al. 2017 
DistributionMexico (Campeche, Quintana Roo)

Type locality: 70 km östl. von Escarcega auf der Straße nach Chetumal, Campeche, Mexico (70 km E of Escarcega on the
Hwy to Chetumal, Campeche, Mexico).  
TypesHolotype: SMF 69019. 
CommentDistribution: reports from Guatemala represent C. defensor (Malone et al. 2017). 
EtymologyNamed after Alfred A. Schmidt (born 23 Dec 1923), German herpetoculturista and patron. See Obst 2013 for biographical details. 
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  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Buckley, Larry J.; Kevin de Queiroz, Tandora D. Grant, Bradford D. Hollingsworth, John B. Iverson (Chair, <br />Stesha A. Pasachnik, and Catherine L. Stephen (Iguana Taxonomy Working Group, ITWG 2016. A Checklist of the Iguanas of the World (Iguanidae; Iguaninae). Herp. Cons. Biol. 11 (Monograph 6) - get paper here
  • González-Sánchez, V. H., J. D. Johnson, E. García-Padilla, V. Mata-Silva, D. L. DeSantis and L. D. Wilson. 2017. The Herpetofauna of the Mexican Yucatan Peninsula: composition, distribution, and conservation status. Mesoamerican Herpetology 4(2): 264–380 - get paper here
  • Köhler, G. 1995. Eine neue Art der Gattung Ctenosaura (Sauria: Iguanidae) aus dem südlichen Campeche, Mexico. Salamandra 31 (1): 1-14 - get paper here
  • Köhler, G. 2000. Reptilien und Amphibien Mittelamerikas, Bd 1: Krokodile, Schildkröten, Echsen. Herpeton Verlag, Offenbach, 158 pp.
  • Köhler, G. 2008. Reptiles of Central America. 2nd Ed. Herpeton-Verlag, 400 pp.
  • Köhler, G.; W. Schroth & B. Streit 2000. Systematics of the Ctenosaura group of lizards (Reptilia: Sauria: Iguanidae). Amphibia-Reptilia 21 (2): 177-191 - get paper here
  • Köhler, Gunther 1995. Zwei neue Schwarzleguane aus Honduras und Mexiko. DATZ 48 (October): 618-619
  • Malone, Catherine L.; Víctor Hugo Reynoso, Larry Buckley 2017. Never judge an iguana by its spines: Systematics of the Yucatan spiny tailed iguana, Ctenosaura defensor (Cope, 1866). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 115: 27-39 - get paper here
  • Morales-Mávil, Jorge E.; E. Ahmed Bello-Sánchez, and Carlos R. Corona-López 2016. Distribution and Natural History of the Campeche Spiny-Tailed Iguanas (Ctenosaura alfredschmidti). Herp. Cons. Biol. 11 (Monograph 6) - get paper here
  • Obst, F.J. 2013. Alfred A. Schmidt zum 90. Geburtstag. Terraria-Elaphe 2013 (6): 100-101 - get paper here
  • Radachowsky, J., R. García Anleu & G. Köhler 2004. First record of Ctenosaura alfredschmidti Köhler, 1995 in Guatemala. Salamandra 40 (1): 11-14 - get paper here
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