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Higher TaxaTeiidae, Teiinae, Gymnophthalmoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Rainbow Ameiva
S: Lagartija Metálica 
SynonymHolcosus undulatus stuarti (SMITH 1940)
Ameiva undulata stuarti SMITH 1940: 55
Ameiva undulata stuarti — SMITH & LAUFE 1946: 50
Ameiva undulata stuarti — SMITH & TAYLOR 1950
Ameiva undulata stuarti —STUART 1963
Holcosus undulatus stuarti — HARVEY et al. 2012 (by implication)
Holcosus stuarti — MEZA-LÁZARO et al. 2015
Holcosus stuarti — JOHNSON et al. 2015
Holcosus stuarti — JOHNSON et al. 2017
Holcosus stuarti — GONZÁLEZ-SÁNCHEZ et al. 2017 
DistributionMexico (Atlantic slopes from the middle of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec eastward in the lowlands to the southern border of Laguna de Términos and to Tenosique, Tabasco. southward up the valley of the Río Rrijalva at least as far as Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas. Campeche, Oaxaca)

Type locality: Palenque, Chiapas.  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: USNM 108601 
Diagnosis 
CommentDistribution of subspecies mainly from SMITH & TAYLOR 1950. See map in Smith & Laufe 1946 (Fig. 7) and Meza-Lázaro et al. 2015 (Fig. 1). Not in Nuevo León fide Nevárez-de los Reyes et al. 2016.

Subspecies: Echternacht (1971) suggested not to recognize any subspecies. By contrast, Meza-Lázaro et al. 2015 elevated all subspecies of H. undulatus to (evolutionary) species status, which is followed by many recent authors.

See also H. undulatus. 
EtymologyThe specific name undulatus is a Latin word meaning wavy or undulating, in reference to the dorsolateral pattern. 
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