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Ophisaurus ceroni HOLMAN, 1965

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Higher TaxaAnguidae (Anguinae), Diploglossa, Anguimorpha, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Ceron's Glass Lizard
S: Lagartija de Cristal Cerón 
SynonymOphisaurus ceroni HOLMAN 1965
Ophisaurus ceroni — LINER 1994
Ophisaurus ceroni — LINER 2007 
DistributionSE Mexico (Veracruz)

Type locality: Mexico: Veracruz, Veracruz.  
TypesHolotype: INHS (= UIMNH) 64463; J. A. and D. R. Holman; August 11, 1964 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: An Ophisaurus differing from other New World members of the genus by the following combination of characters: frontonasal divided; scales along lateral fold 101; four indistinct white, vertical bars on each side of neck; white spots on dorsum absent; distinct, dark mid-dorsal stripe present; no dark pigmentation below lateral fold (Holman 1965). 
EtymologyNamed after Carlos Cerón (d. 1999) Mexican naturalist who lived in Cuautlapan, Veracruz Province, and who assisted herpetologists in the field for many years. Holman named the lizard after Miguel but mentions also Miguel Cerón in the description. 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Holman, J. A. 1965. A new glass lizard from Veracruz, Mexico. Quarterly J. Florida Acad. Sci. 27: 311 - get paper here
  • Holman, J. A. 1966. A second specimen of Ophisaurus ceroni. Quarterly J. Florida Acad. Sci. 29 (1): 43-46 - get paper here
  • Holman, J. Alan 1971. Ophisaurus ceroni. Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles (112): 1 - 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
  • TORRE-LORANCA, M. DE LA; A., R. G. MARTINEZ-FUENTES, L. CANSECO-MARQUEZ, AND U. O. GARCIA-VAZQUEZ 2020. New Records of Amphibians and Reptiles from Sierra de Zongolica, Veracruz and Puebla, Mexico. Herpetological Review 51: 550-553.
  • Torres-Hernández, LA, Ramírez-Bautista A, Cruz-Elizalde R, Hernández-Salinas U, Berriozabal-Islas C, DeSantis DL, Johnson JD, Rocha A, García-Padilla E, Mata-Silva V, Fucsko LA, and Wilson LD. 2021. The herpetofauna of Veracruz, Mexico: composition, distribution, and conservation status. Amphibian & Reptile Conservation 15(2) [General Section]: 72–155 - get paper here
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