Mesaspis cuchumatanus

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Taxonavigation[edit]

Taxonavigation: Diploglossa 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Cladus: Eureptilia
Cladus: Romeriida
Subclassis: Diapsida
Cladus: Sauria
Infraclassis: Lepidosauromorpha
Superordo: Lepidosauria
Ordo: Squamata
Cladus: Unidentata, Episquamata, Toxicofera
Subordo: Anguimorpha
Infraordo: Neoanguimorpha
Superfamilia: Diploglossa

Familia: Anguidae
Subfamilia: Gerrhonotinae
Genus: Mesaspis
Species: Mesaspis cuchumatanus

Name[edit]

Holotype: UTA R-46096, adult ♂.

Type locality: “from Cerro Bobic, near San Mateo Ixtatán, Sierra de Los Cuchumatanes, Huehuetenango, Guatemala (15850034.5700 N, 91830042.3300 W), elevation 2,958 m.”

Paratypes (38): UTA R-27392–27393, “17.1 km (by road) SW San Juan Ixcoy, 3,260 m”; UTA R-27394–27396, “11.1 km (by road) NW Santa Eulalia, 2,760 m”; UTA R-36584–36585, 36589, “5.4 km WSW San Mateo Ixtatán, 2,975 m”; UTA R-41607, 41610, “3.2 km WSW Patacal, 2,761 m”; UTA R-41616, “5.6 km E San Mateo Ixtatán, 2,475 m”; UTA R-41617–41619, “along road to Patacal, 5.0 km (by road) NW intersection of Guatemala Road 9N (near San Mateo Ixtatán), 2,835 m”; UTA R-41621–41622, “5.6 km NW jct of San Mateo Ixtatán to Barillas road and road to Nentón, 2,780–2,800 m”; UTA R-46014–46018, “12.9 km N Chiantla, ca. 2,900 m”; UTA R-46019–46021, “7.2 km SE Todos Santos, 2,860 m”; UTA R-46097–46105, topotypes; MVZ 143480, 143484, “21.8 km N Santa Eulalia, Huehuetenango–Barillas Road”; MVZ 143469, 14347, “stream below Captzin at km 311 on Huehuetenango-Barillas Road”; MVZ 143472, “4.5 km E (by road) Todos Santos on Todos Santos-Paquix Road”.

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Vernacular names[edit]

English: Cuchumatanes Alligator Lizard
español: Escorpioncillo de los Cuchumatanes