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Xantusia bolsonae WEBB, 1970

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Higher TaxaXantusiidae (Xantusiinae), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Bolson Night Lizard
S: Nocturna del Bolsón 
SynonymXantusia henshawi bolsonae WEBB 1970: 1
Xantusia bolsonae — LINER 1994
Xantusia bolsonae — SINCLAIR et al. 2004
Xantusia bolsonae — LINER & CASAS-ANDREU 2008
Xantusia bolsonae — JOHNSON et al. 2017 
DistributionMexico (Durango)

Type locality: 10 km NE Pedriceña, Durango, Mexico.  
TypesHolotype: LACM 55956 
CommentHabitat/Ecomorph: rock-crevice

Sympatry: with X. vigilis extorris (in E Durango) 
EtymologyNamed afer the locality in a southern outlier of the Bolson de Mapimí. 
  • Bezy, Robert L. and Oscar Flores Villela. 1999. A new species of Xantusia (Squamata: Xantusiidae) from Zacatecas, Mexico. Herpetologica 55 (2): 174-184. - get paper here
  • Bezy,R.L. & SItes, J.W. 1987. A preliminary study of allozyme evolution in the lizard family Xantusiidae. Herpetologica 43: 281-289 - get paper here
  • Flores-Villela. O. and O. Sánchez 1990. Herpetological Review 21 (4): 97 - get paper here
  • Goldberg, Stephen R. and Robert L. Bezy. 2014. Xantusia bolsonae (Bolsón night lizard) reproduction. Herpetological Review 45 (3): 509-510 - get paper here
  • Johnson, J. D., L. D. Wilson, V. Mata-Silva, E. García-Padilla, and D. L. DeSantis. 2017. The endemic herpetofauna of Mexico: organisms of global significance in severe peril. Mesoamerican Herpetology 4(3): 544–620 - get paper here
  • Lemos-Espinal JA, Smith GR, Gadsden-Esparza H, Valdez-Lares R, Woolrich-Piña GA 2018. Amphibians and reptiles of the state of Durango, Mexico, with comparisons with adjoining states. ZooKeys 748: 65-87 - get paper here
  • Noonan, Brice P.; Jennifer B. Pramuk, Robert L. Bezy, Elizabeth A. Sinclair, Kevin de Queiroz, Jack W. Sites Jr. 2013. Phylogenetic relationships within the lizard clade Xantusiidae: Using trees and divergence times to address evolutionary questions at multiple levels. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, Volume 69, Issue 1, October 2013, Pages 109–122 - get paper here
  • Sinclair, Elizabeth A.; Robert L. Bezy; Kathryn Bolles; Jose L. Camarillo R.; Keith A. Crandall and Jack W. Sites, Jr. 2004. Testing Species Boundaries in an Ancient Species Complex with Deep Phylogeographic History: Genus Xantusia (Squamata: Xantusiidae). American Naturalist 164 (3): 396-414 - get paper here
  • Valdez-Lares, R.; R. Muñiz-Martínez; E.Gadsden; G. Aguirre-León; G. Castañeda-Gaytán; R. Gonzalez-Trápaga 2013. Checklist of amphibians and reptiles of the state of Durango, México. Check List 9 (4):714-724 - get paper here
  • Webb, Robert G. 1970. Another new night lizard (Xantusia) from Durango, Mexico. Contributions in Science, Los Angeles County Museum (194): 1-10 - get paper here
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