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Gerrhonotus lugoi MCCOY, 1970

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Higher TaxaAnguidae (Gerrhonotinae), Diploglossa, Anguimorpha, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Lugo's Alligator Lizard
S: Lagartija Escorpion de Lugo 
SynonymGerrhonotus lugoi MCCOY 1970
Barisia lugoi — WADDICK & SMITH 1974
Gerrhonotus lugoi — GOOD 1988
Gerrhonotus lugoi — GOOD 1994
Gerrhonotus lugoi — LINER 1994
Gerrhonotus lugoi — LINER 2007
Gerrhonotus lugoi — GARCÍA-VÁZQUEZ et al. 2018 
DistributionMexico (Coahuila: Sierra de San Marcos y Pinos and Sierra de la Madera mountains surrounding the Cuatro Ciénegas Basin; Nuevo León).

Type locality: N tip of Sierra de San Marcos, approximately
11 km SW of Cuatro Ciénegas de Carranza.  
TypesHolotype: CM 49012 
DiagnosisDiagnosis (genus): Good 1988: 69 
CommentAbundance: Known from only 12 specimens (BRYSON & GRAHAM 2010, GARCÍA-VÁZQUEZ et al. 2016) 
EtymologyNamed after Jose "Pepe" Lugo Guajardo. 
  • Banda-Leal J, Lazcano D, Barriga-Vallejo C, Nevárez-de los Reyes M 2018. New records of Gerrhonotus parvus Knight & Scudday, 1985 (Squamata, Anguidae) in the state of Coahuila, México. Check List 14(3): 523-528 - get paper here
  • Banda-Leal, Javier; Manuel Nevárez-de los Reyes, and Robert W. Bryson, Jr. 2017. A New Species of Pygmy Alligator Lizard (Squamata: Anguidae) from Nuevo León, México. Journal of Herpetology 51 (2): 223-226. - 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
  • Bezy, Robert L. 2020. John William Wright— Recollections of Juan Siempre Correcto. Sonoran Herpetologist 33 (3): 83-92
  • Bryson, Robert W. and Matthew R. Graham. 2010. A new alligator lizard from northeastern Mexico. Herpetologica 66 (1): 92-98 - get paper here
  • García-Vázquez, Uri Omar; Arturo Contreras-Arquieta, Marysol Trujano-Ortega, and Adrián Nieto-Montes de Oca 2018. A New Species of Gerrhonotus (Squamata: Anguidae) from the Cuatro Ciénegas Basin, Coahuila, Mexico. Herpetologica 74 (3): 269-278. - get paper here
  • García-Vázquez, Uri Omar; Elí García-Padilla, Gerson Josué Herrera-Enríquez 2016. First record of the alligator lizard Gerrhonotus lugoi (Squamata: Anguidae) for the State of Nuevo León, Mexico. Revista Mexicana de Biodiversidad 3 (12): - get paper here
  • García‐Vázquez UO, Nieto‐Montes de Oca A, Bryson RW Jr, Schmidt‐Ballardo W, Pavón‐Vázquez CJ. 2018. Molecular systematics and historical biogeography of the genus Gerrhonotus (Squamata: Anguidae). J Biogeogr. XX:1–13 - get paper here
  • Good, D.A. 1988. Phylogenetic relationships among gerrhonotine lizards; an analysis of external morphology. Univ. California Publ. Zool. 121: 139 pp. - get paper here
  • Good, David A. 1994. Species limits in the genus Gerrhonotus (Squamata: Anguidae). Herpetological Monographs 8: 180-202 - get paper here
  • Lazcano D, Nevárez-de los Reyes M, García-Padilla E, Johnson JD, Mata-Silva V, DeSantis DL, Wilson LD. 2019. The herpetofauna of Coahuila, Mexico: composition, distribution, and conservation status. Amphibian & Reptile Conservation 13(2) [General Section]: 31–94 (e189) - get paper here
  • Lemos-Espinal JA, Smith GR 2016. Amphibians and reptiles of the state of Coahuila, Mexico, with comparison with adjoining states. ZooKeys 593: 117-137, doi: 10.3897/zookeys.593.8484 - get paper here
  • Liner, Ernest A. 2007. A CHECKLIST OF THE AMPHIBIANS AND REPTILES OF MEXICO. Louisiana State University Occasional Papers of the Museum of Natural Science 80: 1-60 - get paper here
  • McCoy, C. J. 1970. A new alligator lizard (genus Gerrhonotus) from the Cuatro Cienegas Basin, Coahuila, Mexico. Southwestern Naturalist 15 (1): 37-44 - get paper here
  • Nevárez-de-los-Reyes, Manuel, David Lazcano, Elí García-Padilla, Vicente Mata-Silva, Jerry D. Johnson and Larry David Wilson. 2016. The Herpetofauna of Nuevo León, Mexico: Composition, Distribution, and Conservation. Mesoamerican Herpetology 3 (3): 558–638 - get paper here
  • Ocampo Salinas, Manuel, J., Castillo-cerón, J. M., Manríquez-morán, N., Goyenechea, I., & Casagranda, M. D. 2019. Endemism of lizards in the Chihuahuan Desert province: An approach based on endemicity analysis. Journal of Arid Environments - get paper here
  • Waddick, J. W.; Smith, H. M. 1974. The significance of the scale characteristics in evaluation of the lizard genera Gerrhonotus, Elgaria, and Barisia. Great Basin Naturalist 34 (4): 257-266 - get paper here
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