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Xenosaurus phalaroanthereon NIETO-MONTES DE OCA, CAMPBELL & FLORES-VILLELA, 2001

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Higher TaxaXenosauridae, Diploglossa, Anguimorpha, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Chin-spotted Knob-scaled Lizard
S: Xenosauro de Mentón Manchada 
SynonymXenosaurus phalaroanthereon NIETO-MONTES DE OCA, CAMPBELL & FLORES-VILLELA, 2001
Xenosaurus phalaroanthereon — LINER & CASAS-ANDREU 2008
Xenosaurus phalaroantheron — PYRON & BURBRINK 2013
Xenosaurus phalaroanthereon — MATA-SILVA et al. 2015 
DistributionMexico (Oaxaca)

Type locality: Approximately 6.1 km SW by road of San Juan
Acaltepec (about 145.7 road km from turnoff on Mex. Highway 190 to San Juan Acaltepec), municipality of Santa María Ecatepec, Sierra Madre del Sur, Oaxaca, México (16° 14.93' N, 95° 57.29' W), 2005 m elevation.  
TypesHolotype: MZFC 12225. 
CommentDistribution: see map in WOOLRICH-PIÑA & SMITH 2012. 
  • Casas-Andreu, G., F.R. Méndez-De la Cruz and X. Aguilar-Miguel. 2004. Anfibios y Reptiles; pp. 375–390, in A.J.M. García-Mendoza, J. Ordoñez and M. Briones-Salas (ed.). Biodiversidad de Oaxaca. Instituto de Biología, UNAM-Fondo Oaxaqueño para la Conservación de la Naturaleza-World Wildlife Fund, México, D. F.
  • Lemos-Espinal, J.A. & Smith, G.R. 2005. Natural history of Xenosaurus phalaroanthereon (Squamata, Xenosauridae), a Knob-scaled lizard from Oaxaca, Mexico. Phyllomedusa 4 (2): 133-138 - get paper here
  • Mata-Silva, Vicente, Jerry D. Johnson, Larry David Wilson and Elí García-Padilla. 2015. The herpetofauna of Oaxaca, Mexico: composition, physiographic distribution, and conservation status. Mesoamerican Herpetology 2 (1): 6–62 - get paper here
  • Nieto-Montes DE OCA, A., J. A. CAMPBELL & O. FLORES-VILLELA 2001. A new species of Xenosaurus (Squamata: Xenosauridae) from the Sierra Madre del Sur of Oaxaca, Mexico. Herpetologica 57 (1): 32-47 - get paper here
  • Nieto-Montes de Oca, Adrián; Anthony J. Barley, Rubi N. Meza-Lázaro, Uri O. García-Vázquez, Joan G. Zamora-Abrego, Robert C. Thomson, Adam D. Leaché 2016. Phylogenomics and species delimitation in the knob-scaled lizards of the genus Xenosaurus (Squamata: Xenosauridae) using ddRADseq data reveal a substantial underestimation of diversity. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 106: 241-253 - get paper here
  • Nieto-Montes de Oca, Adrián; Uri O. García-Vázquez, J. Jaime Zúñiga-Vega and Walter Schmidt-Ballardo 2013. A new species of Xenosaurus (Squamata: Xenosauridae) from the Sierra Gorda Biosphere Reserve of Querétaro, Mexico. Revista Mexicana de Biodiversidad 84: 485-498 - get paper here
  • Pyron, R. Alexander; Frank T. Burbrink 2013. Early origin of viviparity and multiple reversions to oviparity in squamate reptiles. Ecology Letters 17 (1): 13–21 (published online 2013, in print 2014), DOI: 10.1111/ele.12168 - get paper here
  • Woolrich-Piña, Guillermo A. and Geoffrey R. Smith 2012. A New Species of Xenosaurus from the Sierra Madre Oriental, Mexico. Herpetologica 68 (4): 551-559. - get paper here
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