Mesaspis juarezi

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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 juarezi

Name[edit]

Holotype: UTA R-8485, adult ♂.

Type locality: “northern slope of the Sierra Juarez between 6.1 and 11.6 km N crest of Cerro Pelon, Ixtlan District, Oaxaca, Mexico.”

Paratypes (94): LACM 15158, “MEXICO: Oaxaca; Ixtlan District; 51 km (by rd.) N Ixtlan de Juarez”; LACM 122496, “54 km N Guelatao on Mex. Hwy. 175, 2510 rn”; LACM 125365, “60.3 km (34.7 mi. by rd.) NE Guelatao, Mex. Hwy. 175, 2316.5 in (7600 ft.)”; LACM 129614-15, “52.2 km (32.4 mi. by Hwy. 175) N Guelatao, 2515 m”; LACM 130271, “55.6 km (34.5 mi. by Hwy. 175) N Guelatao, 12.6 km (7.8 mi. by rd.) NE jct. of rd. to Comaltepec”; LACM 130272-84, “17.9 krn (11.1 mi. by rd.) S Vista Hermosa”; UTA R-3409-15, CAS 142597, “7.2 km (4.5 mi. by rd.) N Cerro Pelon”; UTA R-3832, “3.2 km (2 mi.) N Cerro Pelon”; UTA R-4309-17, “9.4 km (5.8 mi.) N crest Cerro Pelon”; UTA R-4305-07, 4863-64, “9.8 km (6.1 mi.) N crest Cerro Pelon”; UTA R-5803-06, “10.5 km (6.5 mi.) N crest Cerro Pelon”; UTA R-5807-09, “11.4 km (7.1 rni.) N crest Cerro Pelon”; UTA R-60996-100, “9.7 krn (6 mi.) N crest Cerro Pelon”; UTA R-7741, 7879, 8695-96, “11 km (6.8 mi. by rd.) N Cerro Pelon”; UTA R-8425, 8430-32, “10.2 krn (6.3 mi.) N crest Cerro Pelon”; UTA R-8464, “8.1-1 1.6 km (5-7.2 mi.) N Cerro Pelon”; UTA R-8484, 8486-95, “6.1-11.6 km (3.8-7.2 mi.) N crest Cerro Pelon”; UTA R-8503-04, 8512-15, “11.6 km (7.2 mi.) N crest Cerro Pelon”; UTA R-8511, “12.1 km (7.5 mi.) N crest Cerro Pelon”; AMNH 100711, “ca. 16.1 km (10 mi.) SE Llano de las Flores, 2819.4 m (9250 ft.)”; AMNH 100719, “9.7 km (6 mi.) NE Cerro Pelon, 2194.6 m (7200 ft.)”; MVZ 112393, “61 km NE (by Mex. Hwy. 175) Guelatao”; MVZ 112394, “52 km NE (by Mex. hwy. 175) Guelatao”; TCWC 36536-37, “Cerro Juarez”; UMMZ 134015, “10 km (6.2 mi.) NE Cerro Pelon, 52.4 km (32.5 mi.) SSW Valle Nacional”; UNM 25505, “11.3 km (7 rd. mi.) NE Cerro Pelon, 2133.6 m (7000 ft.)”; UNM 30770-71, “4.8 km (3 mi.) E Cerro Pelon”; UNM 30772-73, “11.9 km (7.4 mi.) E Cerro Pelon”; UCM 49305, “Vista Hermosa, Comaltepec”.

Combinations[edit]

  • Barisia juareziKarges & Wright, 1987: 1 [original combination]
  • Mesaspis juareziGood, 1988: 85 [name combination]

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Vernacular names[edit]

English: Sierra Juarez Alligator Lizard