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Cnemidophorus vanzoi (BASKIN & WILLIAMS, 1966)

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Higher TaxaTeiidae, Teiinae, Gymnophthalmoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Maria Islands Whiptail, Saint Lucian whiptail, Vanzo's Whiptail 
SynonymAmeiva vanzoi BASKIN & WILLIAMS 1966: 146
Cnemidophorus vanzoi — MASLIN & SECOY 1986
Cnemidophorus vanzoi — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1991: 385
Cnemidophorus vanzoi — UGUETO et al. 2010
Cnemidophorus vanzoi — HARVEY et al. 2012 
DistributionMaria Island (off SE coast of St. Lucia)

Type locality: Southernmost of 2 Maria Islands off southeastern end of St. Lucia.  
TypesHolotype: MCZ 69112. 
CommentGroup: member of the lemniscatus group, see C. lemniscatus for details.

For illustrations see Geoghegan and Renard, 1985. Not mentioned in REEDER et al. (2002) although they cite Presch (1971). 
  • Baskin, J. N. and E. E. Williams. 1966. The Lesser Antillean Ameiva (Sauria,Teiidae). Re-evaluation, zoogeography, and the effects of predation. Studies Fauna Curacao Carib. Isl. 23: 144-176. - get paper here
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Funk, Stephan M. & John E. Fa 2006. Phylogeography of the endemic St. Lucia whiptail lizard Cnemidophorus vanzoi: Conservation genetics at the species boundary. Conservation Genetics 7: 651–663 - get paper here
  • Geoghegan, T., and Renard, Y. 1985. Maria Islands Nature Reserve Interpretive Guide. ENCAMP, St. Lucia National Trust: 32pp.
  • 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
  • Lewis, Todd R. 2001. Reptile observations on the Maria Islands: two satellite islands of St. Lucia (West Indies). Herpetological Bulletin (77): 25-28 - get paper here
  • Malhotra, A. & Thorpe, R.S. 1999. Reptiles & Amphibians of the Eastern Caribbean. MacMillan, London & Oxford
  • Maslin, T. & Secoy, D.M. 1986. A checklist of the lizard genus Cnemidophorus (Teiidae). Contr. Zool. Univ. Colorado Mus. 1: 1-60
  • Presch, W. 1971. Tongue structure of the teiid lizard genera Ameiva and Cnemidophorus with a reallocation of Ameiva vanzoi. Journal of Herpetology 5: 183-185 - get paper here
  • REEDER, T.W.; CHARLES J. COLE AND HERBERT C. DESSAUER 2002. Phylogenetic Relationships of Whiptail Lizards of the Genus Cnemidophorus (Squamata: Teiidae): A Test of Monophyly, Reevaluation of Karyotypic Evolution, and Review of Hybrid Origins. American Museum Novitates 3365: 1-64 - get paper here
  • Schwartz, A. & Henderson, R.W. 1991. Amphibians and Reptiles of the West Indies. University of Florida Press, Gainesville, 720 pp.
  • Ugueto, Gabriel N.; Michael B. Harvey, and Gilson A. Rivas 2010. TWO NEW SPECIES OF CNEMIDOPHORUS (SQUAMATA: TEIIDAE) FROM ISLANDS OF THE NORTHEASTERN COAST OF VENEZUELA. Herpetological Monographs 23 (1): 123-153 [2009] - get paper here
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