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Taxonomy of the family Teiidae
Bibliography of the genus Aspidoscelis
Biodiversity of the family Teiidae








Genus
Aspidoscelis

Northern Whiptails, Northern Racerunners, North American Whiptails

Nördliche Rennechsen

Nordlige Piskehaletejuer, Nordamerikanske Piskehaler, Nordamerikanske Væddeløbere

1843 Aspidoscelis Fitzinger (type species: Lacerta 6-lineata Linnaeus 1766)
1869 Verticaria Cope (type species: Cnemidophorus hyperythrus Cope 1863; syn. Reeder, Cole & Dessauer 2002)
Contents: 50 species, of which 31 (62.0%) are endemic. In addition to this, 2 laboratory-bred species have been described (see A. neavesi and A. priscillae).
Remarks: Previously included in Cnemidophorus (e.g., Maslin & Secoy 1986). Revalidated by Reeder, Cole & Dessauer (2002). Some authors have reluctantly accepted Aspidoscelis as a separate genus, suggesting that status as a subgenus of Cnemidophorus would have been more appropriate and in the interest of taxonomic stability (e.g., Lemos-Espinal & Smith 2007). It is considered a valid genus herein, following Harvey, Ugueto & Gutberlet (2012) and most other recent works. Tucker, Colli, Giugliano, Hedges, Hendry, Lemmon, Lemmon, Sites & Pyron (2016) pointed out that the grammatical gender of Aspidoscelis is either masculine or feminine, but should be treated as masculine.
Introduced to: USA (Arizona, Florida, Utah).
Distribution: Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico (Aguascalientes, Baja California Norte [incl. Isla Cedros, Isla San Lorenzo Sur, Islas Coronados (Isla Coronado Sur)], Baja California Sur [incl. Isla Carmen, Isla Cerralvo, Isla San Francisco, Isla San Jose, Isla Santa Catalina], Campeche, Chiapas, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Colima, Durango, Guanajuato, Guerrero, Hidalgo, Jalisco, Mexico, Michoacan, Morelos, Nayarit [incl. Islas Marias (Maria Cleofas, Maria Madre, Maria Magdalena, San Juanito)], Nuevo Leon, Oaxaca, Puebla, Queretaro, Quintana Roo [incl. Cozumel], San Luis Potosi, Sinaloa, Sonora [incl. Isla San Esteban, Isla San Pedro Martir, Isla San Pedro Nolasco], Tabasco, Tamaulipas, Tlaxcala, Veracruz, Yucatan, Zacatecas), Nicaragua, USA (Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, D.C., West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming).

Aspidoscelis angusticeps

Narrow-headed Whiptail, Black-bellied Racerunner, (Yucatán Whiptail)

Schmalkopf-Rennechse

Smalhovedet Piskehaleteju

1877 Cnemidophorus angusticeps Cope
Aspidoscelis angusticeps Reeder, Cole & Dessauer 2002
1964 Cnemidophorus angusticeps petenensis Beargie & McCoy
Aspidoscelis angusticeps petenensis Reeder, Cole & Dessauer 2002

Other common names:
angusticeps: Yucatan Narrow-headed Whiptail
petenensis: Peten Whiptail
Remarks: Previously regarded as part of sexlineatus (e.g., Boulenger 1885; Burt 1931; Stuart 1935) or sacki (e.g., Cope 1866; Smith & Taylor 1950).
Distribution: Belize, Guatemala, Mexico (Campeche, Quintana Roo, Yucatan).


Aspidoscelis arizonae

Arizona Striped Whiptail

Arizona-Rennechse

Arizona-piskehaleteju

1896 Cnemidophorus arizonae Van Denburgh
Cnemidophorus inornatus arizonae Wright & Lowe 1965
Aspidoscelis inornata arizonae Reeder, Cole & Dessauer 2002
Aspidoscelis arizonae Brennan & Holycross 2006

Remarks: Revalidated as a separate species by Collins (1997). Validity questioned by Sullivan, Douglas, Walker, Cordes, Davis, Anthonysamy, Sullivan & Douglas (2014). Not listed by Goicoechea, Frost, Riva, Pellegrino, Sites, Rodrigues & Padial (2016).
Distribution: USA (Arizona).


Aspidoscelis bacatus

San Pedro Nolasco Island Whiptail

San-Pedro-Nolasco-Rennechse

San Pedro Nolasco-piskehaleteju

1921 Cnemidophorus bacatus Van Denburgh & Slevin
Aspidoscelis bacatus Liner 2007

Remarks: Previously regarded as a synonym of A. tigris aethiops (e.g., Wright 1993, 1994). Revalidated by Walker (1983), followed by Grismer (1999) and Liner & Casas-Andreu (eds.) (2008). Not listed by Goicoechea, Frost, Riva, Pellegrino, Sites, Rodrigues & Padial (2016).
Distribution: Mexico (Sonora: Isla San Pedro Nolasco).


Aspidoscelis burti

Canyon Spotted Whiptail

Canyon-Rennechse

Canyon-piskehaleteju

1938 Cnemidophorus burti Taylor
Aspidoscelis burti Reeder, Cole & Dessauer 2002

Remarks: Previously included stictogrammus and xanthonotus. Now restricted to Sonora, Mexico (Walker & Cordes 2011). Previously regarded as part of gularis (e.g., Van Denburgh 1922).
Distribution: Mexico (Sonora).


Aspidoscelis calidipes

Rio Tepalcatepec Valley Whiptail

Rio Tepalcatepec-Rennechse

Rio Tepalcatepec-piskehaleteju

1955 Cnemidophorus calidipes Duellman
Aspidoscelis calidipes Reeder, Cole & Dessauer 2002

Distribution: Mexico (Guerrero, Michoacan).


Aspidoscelis canus

Salsipuedes Island Whiptail

Salsipuedes-Rennechse

Salsipuedes-piskehaleteju

1921 Cnemidophorus canus Van Denburgh & Slevin
Cnemidophorus tessellatus canus Burt 1931
Cnemidophorus tigris canus Smith & Burger 1949
Aspidoscelis cana Liner 2007

Remarks: Previously regarded as a synonym of tigris (e.g., Wright 1993, 1994). Revalidated by Walker (1983), followed by Grismer (1999) and Liner & Casas-Andreu (eds.) (2008). Not listed by Goicoechea, Frost, Riva, Pellegrino, Sites, Rodrigues & Padial (2016).
Distribution: Mexico (Baja California Norte [incl. Isla San Lorenzo Sur]).


Aspidoscelis carmenensis

Carmen Island Whiptail, Carmen Island Orange-throated Whiptail

Carmen-Rennechse

Carmen-piskehaleteju

1919 Verticaria caeruleus Dickerson [not Seps caeruleus Laurenti 1768] (Grismer 1999)
1986 Cnemidophorus hyperythrus carmenensis Maslin & Secoy [substitute name for Verticaria caeruleus Dickerson 1919]
Cnemidophorus carmenensis Grismer 1999
Aspidoscelis carmenensis Reeder, Cole & Dessauer 2002

Remarks: Previously regarded as a subspecies or synonym of hyperythrus (e.g., Maslin & Secoy 1986; Wright 1993, 1994). Not listed by Goicoechea, Frost, Riva, Pellegrino, Sites, Rodrigues & Padial (2016).
Distribution: Mexico (Baja California Sur: Isla Carmen).


Aspidoscelis catalinensis

Santa Catalina Island Whiptail

Santa Catalina-Rennechse

Santa Catalina-piskehaleteju

1922 Cnemidophorus catalinensis Van Denburgh & Slevin
Cnemidophorus tigris catalinensis Soule & Sloan 1966
Aspidoscelis catalinensis Liner 2007

Remarks: Previously regarded as a synonym of A. tigris aethiops or a subspecies of tigris (e.g., Wright 1993, 1994). Revalidated by Walker (1983). Not listed by Goicoechea, Frost, Riva, Pellegrino, Sites, Rodrigues & Padial (2016).
Distribution: Mexico (Baja California Sur: Isla Santa Catalina).


Aspidoscelis celeripes

San Jose Western Whiptail

San-Jose-Tiger-Rennechse

San Jose-tigerpiskehaleteju

1919 Cnemidophorus celeripes Dickerson
Cnemidophorus tessellatus celeripes Burt 1931
Cnemidophorus tigris celeripes Smith & Burger 1949
Aspidoscelis celeripes Liner 2007

Remarks: Previously regarded as a synonym of A. tigris rubidus (e.g., Wright 1993, 1994). Revalidated by Walker & Maslin (1966), followed by Grismer (1999) and Liner & Casas-Andreu (eds.) (2008). Not listed by Goicoechea, Frost, Riva, Pellegrino, Sites, Rodrigues & Padial (2016).
Distribution: Mexico (Baja California Sur: Isla San Jose).


Aspidoscelis ceralbensis

Cerralvo Island Whiptail

Cerralvo-Rennechse

Cerralvo-piskehaleteju

1921 Verticaria ceralbensis Van Denburgh & Slevin
Cnemidophorus ceralbensis Burt 1931
Aspidoscelis ceralbensis Reeder, Cole & Dessauer 2002

Distribution: Mexico (Baja California Sur: Isla Cerralvo).


Aspidoscelis communis

Giant Whiptail

Riesen-Rennechse

Kæmpe-piskehaleteju

1877 Cnemidophorus communis Cope
Cnemidophorus sacki communis Smith & Taylor 1950
Aspidoscelis communis Reeder, Cole & Dessauer 2002
1885 Cnemidophorus mariarum Günther
Cnemidophorus gularis mariarum Cope 1892
Cnemidophorus sacki mariarum Smith & taylor 1950
Cnemidophorus communis mariarum Zweifel 1959
Aspidoscelis communis mariarum Reeder, Cole & Dessauer 2002
1906 Cnemidophorus communis copei Gadow

Other common names:
communis: Colima Giant Whiptail
mariarum: Tres Marias Islands Whiptail
Remarks: Previously regarded as part of gularis (e.g., Bocourt 1874; Cope 1891; Burt 1931), sexlineatus (e.g., Günther 1885; Burt 1935) or sacki (e.g., Smith & Taylor 1950).
Distribution: Mexico (Colima, Guerrero, Jalisco, Michoacan, Nayarit [incl. Islas Marias (Maria Cleofas, Maria Madre, Maria Magdalena, San Juanito)]).


Aspidoscelis costatus

Western Mexican Whiptail

Westmexikanische Rennechse

Vestmexicansk Piskehaleteju

1877 Cnemidophorus costatus Cope
Aspidoscelis costata Reeder, Cole & Dessauer 2002
1906 Cnemidophorus communis occidentalis Gadow (Zweifel 1961)
Cnemidophorus costatus occidentalis Zweifel 1961
Aspidoscelis costata occidentalis Reeder, Cole & Dessauer 2002
1906 Cnemidophorus mexicanus var. balsas Gadow (Maslin & Secoy 1986)
1959 Cnemidophorus sacki barrancorum Zweifel
Cnemidophorus costatus barrancorum Duellman & Zweifel 1962
Aspidoscelis costata barrancorum Reeder, Cole & Dessauer 2002
1959 Cnemidophorus sacki griseocephalus Zweifel (Reeder, Cole & Dessauer 2002)
Cnemidophorus costatus griseocephalus Duellman & Zweifel 1962
Cnemidophorus burti griseocephalus Wright 1993
Aspidoscelis costata griseocephala Reeder, Cole & Dessauer 2002
1959 Cnemidophorus sacki huico Zweifel (Zweifel 1961)
Cnemidophorus costatus huico Zweifel 1961
Aspidoscelis costata huico Reeder, Cole & Dessauer 2002
1959 Cnemidophorus sacki mazatlanensis Zweifel (Duellman & Zweifel 1962)
Cnemidophorus costatus mazatlanensis Duellman & Zweifel 1962
Aspidoscelis costata mazatlanensis Reeder, Cole & Dessauer 2002
1959 Cnemidophorus sacki nigrigularis Zweifel (Duellman & Zweifel 1962)
Cnemidophorus costatus nigrigularis Duellman & Zweifel 1962
Aspidoscelis costata nigrigularis Reeder, Cole & Dessauer 2002
1960 Cnemidophorus sacki zweifeli Duellman (Duellman 1961)
Cnemidophorus costatus zweifeli Duellman 1961
Aspidoscelis costata zweifeli Reeder, Cole & Dessauer 2002
1965 Cnemidophorus alpinus Maslin & Walker (Wright 1993)

Other common names:
alpinus: Alpine Whiptail
barrancorum: Barranca Whiptail
costatus: Balsas Basin Whiptail
griseocephala: Blue-throated Whiptail
huico: Blue-chested Whiptail
mazatlanensis: Sinaloan Whiptail
nigrigularis: Black-throated Whiptail
occidentalis: Common Western Mexican Whiptail
zweifeli: Zweifel's Whiptail
Remarks: Previously regarded as part of communis (e.g., Cope 1880; Gadow 1906), gularis (e.g., Cope 1892), sexlineatus (e.g., Boulenger 1885; Burt 1931) or sacki (e.g., Smith & Taylor 1950). Liner & Casas-Andreu (eds.) (2008) treated alpinus as a separate species, pending further studies.
Distribution: Mexico (Chihuahua, Durango, Guerrero, Jalisco, Mexico, Michoacan, Morelos, Nayarit, Oaxaca, Puebla, Sinaloa, Sonora, Tlaxcala, Veracruz).


Aspidoscelis cozumelus

Cozumel Whiptail, Cozumel Racerunner, Brown-backed Yucatecan Racerunner

Cozumel-Rennechse

Cozumel-piskehaleteju

1906 Cnemidophorus deppei cozumela Gadow
Cnemidophorus cozumelus McCoy & Maslin 1962
Aspidoscelis cozumela Reeder, Cole & Dessauer 2002

Remarks: Now restricted to Cozumel Island (Fritts 1969). Records from the islands Contoy and Mujeres and the adjacent mainland Quintana Roo refer to rodecki. Other mainland records (Belize, Guatemala, Mexico) refer to maslini (Fritts 1969; Lee 1996; Stafford & Meyer 2000). A diploid parthenogenetic species (Maslin & Secoy 1986).
Distribution: Mexico (Campeche, Quintana Roo [incl. Cozumel]).


Aspidoscelis danheimae

San José Island Whiptail, San José Island Orange-throated Whiptail

Orangekehlige San-José-Rennechse

Orangestrubet San José-piskehaleteju

1895 Verticaria sericea Van Denburgh [not Cnemidophorus sericeus Cope 1892] (Grismer 1999)
Cnemidophorus sericeus Ditmars 1907
1929 Cnemidophorus hyperythrus danheimae Burt [substitute name for Verticaria sericea Van Denburgh 1895]
Cnemidophorus danheimae Grismer 1999
Aspidoscelis danheimae Reeder, Cole & Dessauer 2002

Remarks: Previously regarded as a subspecies or synonym of hyperythrus (e.g., Wright 1993, 1994).
Distribution: Mexico (Baja California Sur: Isla San Jose).


Aspidoscelis deppii

Black-bellied Whiptail, (Deppe's Racerunner)

Siebenstreifige Rennechse

Sortbuget Piskehaleteju

1830 Cnemidophorus deppii Wiegmann
Aspidoscelis deppii Reeder, Cole & Dessauer 2002
1860 Cnemidophorus decemlineatus Hallowell (Maslin & Secoy 1986)
1877 Cnemidophorus lativittis Cope (Wright 1993)
1894 Cnemidophorus alfaronis Cope (Wright 1993)
1939 Cnemidophorus deppei oligoporus Smith
Aspidoscelis deppei oligoporus Martín-Regalado, Gómez-Ugalde & Cisneros-Palacios 2011
1960 Cnemidophorus deppei infernalis Duellman & Wellman
Aspidoscelis deppii infernalis Reeder, Cole & Dessauer 2002
1968 Cnemidophorus deppei schizophorus Smith & Brandon
Aspidoscelis deppii schizophorus Reeder, Cole & Dessauer 2002

Other common names:
deppii: Seven-lined Racerunner
infernalis: Deppe's Inferno Racerunner
schizophora: Deppe's Split Racerunner
Distribution: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico (Campeche, Chiapas, Guerrero, Jalisco, Mexico, Michoacan, Morelos, Oaxaca, Puebla, Tabasco, Veracruz), Nicaragua.


Aspidoscelis dixoni

Grey Checkered Whiptail

Graue Würfelrennechse

Grå Piskehaleteju

1973 Cnemidophorus dixoni Scudday
Cnemidophorus tessellatus dixoni Stebbins 1985
Aspidoscelis dixoni Reeder, Cole & Dessauer 2002

Remarks: Previously regarded as a synonym of tessellatus (e.g., Maslin & Secoy 1986). Revalidated by Walker, Cordes & Taylor (1997). A diploid parthenogenetic species. Listed as occurring in Mexico by Liner (1994, 2007), but no records seem to support this.
Distribution: USA (New Mexico, Texas).


Aspidoscelis espiritensis

Espíritu Santo Island Whiptail

Espiritu-Santo-Rennechse

Espiritu Santo-piskehaleteju

1921 Verticaria espiritensis Van Denburgh & Slevin
Cnemidophorus hyperythrus espiritensis Walker, Taylor & Maslin 1968
Cnemidophorus espiritensis Grismer 1999
Aspidoscelis espiritensis Reeder, Cole & Dessauer 2002

Remarks: Previously regarded as a subspecies or synonym of hyperythrus (e.g., Wright 1993, 1994). Not listed by Goicoechea, Frost, Riva, Pellegrino, Sites, Rodrigues & Padial (2016).
Distribution: Mexico (Baja California Sur).


Aspidoscelis estebanensis

San Esteban Island Whiptail

San-Esteban-Rennechse

San Esteban-piskehaleteju

1919 Cnemidophorus estebanensis Dickerson
Aspidoscelis estebanensis Liner 2007

Remarks: Previously regarded as a synonym of tigris gracilis (e.g., Wright 1993; Grismer 1999), or of tigris aethiops (e.g., Smith & Taylor 1950), or as a subspecies of tigris (e.g., Lowe & Norris 1955). Revalidated by Walker, Taylor & Maslin (1966a) and Walker (1983). Not listed by Goicoechea, Frost, Riva, Pellegrino, Sites, Rodrigues & Padial (2016).
Distribution: Mexico (Sonora [incl. Isla San Esteban]).


Aspidoscelis exsanguis

Chihuahuan Spotted Whiptail

Chihuahua-Rennechse

Chihuahua-piskehaleteju

1956 Cnemidophorus sacki exsanguis Lowe
Cnemidophorus costatus exsanguis Maslin 1962
Cnemidophorus exsanguis Duellman & Zweifel 1962
Aspidoscelis exsanguis Reeder, Cole & Dessauer 2002

Remarks: A triploid parthenogenetic species (Maslin & Secoy 1986). Previously regarded as part of gularis (e.g., Ruthven 1907; Smith 1946), or perplexus (now neomexicanus) (e.g., Burt 1931).
Distribution: Mexico (Chihuahua, Sonora), USA (Arizona, New Mexico, Texas).


Aspidoscelis franciscensis

San Francisco Island Whiptail

San-Francisco-Insel-Rennechse

Isla San Francisco-piskehaleteju

1921 Verticaria franciscensis Van Denburgh & Slevin
Cnemidophorus hyperythrus franciscensis Walker, Taylor & Maslin 1968
Cnemidophorus franciscensis Grismer 1999
Aspidoscelis franciscensis Reeder, Cole & Dessauer 2002

Remarks: Previously regarded as a subspecies or synonym of hyperythrus (e.g., Wright 1993, 1994). Not listed by Goicoechea, Frost, Riva, Pellegrino, Sites, Rodrigues & Padial (2016).
Distribution: Mexico (Baja California Sur: Isla San Francisco).


Aspidoscelis gularis

Common Spotted Whiptail, Variable Whiptail

Gewöhnliche Flecken-Rennechse

Almindelig Plettet Piskehaleteju

1852 Cnemidophorus gularis Baird & Girard
Cnemidophorus sexlineatus gularis Burt 1931
Cnemidophorus sacki gularis Smith 1946
Aspidoscelis gularis Reeder, Cole & Dessauer 2002
Aspidoscelis scalaris gularis Liner & Casas-Andreu (eds.) 2008
1854 Cnemidophorus guttatus Hallowell [not Cnemidophorus guttatus Wiegmann 1834] (Wright 1993)
1892 Cnemidophorus gularis sericeus Cope (Smith, Dixon, McCrystal & Chiszar 1996)
1906 Cnemidophorus gularis meeki Gadow (Maslin & Secoy 1986)
1962 Cnemidophorus septemvittatus pallidus Duellman & Zweifel (Walker 1981)
Cnemidophorus scalaris pallidus Williams & Smith 1963
Cnemidophorus gularis pallidus Walker 1981
Aspidoscelis gularis pallida Reeder, Cole & Dessauer 2002
Aspidoscelis scalaris pallidus Liner & Casas-Andreu (eds.) 2008
1967 Cnemidophorus gularis rauni Walker [invalid name; Dixon & Lemos-Espinal 2010]
1971 Cnemidophorus gularis colossus Dixon, Lieb & Ketchersid
Aspidoscelis gularis colossus Reeder, Cole & Dessauer 2002
Aspidoscelis scalaris colossus Liner & Casas-Andreu (eds.) 2008

Other common names:
colossa: Colossal Spotted Whiptail
gularis: Texas Spotted Whiptail
pallida: Pallid Spotted Whiptail
rauni: Raun's Spotted Whiptail
Remarks: Taxonomy of this and related species has been confused. Formerly regarded as a subspecies of sacki (e.g., Smith & Taylor 1950). Previously included scalaris. Liner & Casas-Andreu (eds.) (2008) considered gularis and scalaris conspecific, but erroneously applied the name scalaris to the species. If the two forms are considered representing a single species, the name gularis, being an older name, has priority over scalaris. Records from Belize refer to angusticeps (Stafford & Meyer 2000). Smith, Dixon, McCrystal & Chiszar (1996) published information regarding priority of names within the gularis group (gularis, scalaris, semifasciatus, septemvittatus, sericeus).
Distribution: Mexico (Aguascalientes, Coahuila, Distrito Federal, Hidalgo, Jalisco, Mexico, Michoacan, Nuevo Leon, Queretaro, San Luis Potosi, Tamaulipas, Veracruz), USA (New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas).


Aspidoscelis guttatus

Mexican Spotted Whiptail

Mexikanische Flecken-Rennechse

Mexicansk Plettet Piskehaleteju

1834 Cnemidophorus guttatus Wiegmann
Aspidoscelis guttata Reeder, Cole & Dessauer 2002
1877 Cnemidophorus immutabilis Cope (Wright 1993)
Cnemidophorus guttatus immutabilis Cope 1892
Aspidoscelis guttata immutabilis Reeder, Cole & Dessauer 2002
1878 Cnemidophorus microlepidopus Cope (Maslin & Secoy 1986)
1878 Cnemidophorus unicolor Cope (Maslin & Secoy 1986)
1903 Cnemidophorus guttatus striata Gadow (Maslin & Secoy 1986)
1960 Cnemidophorus guttatus flavilineatus Duellman & Wellman
Aspidoscelis guttata flavilineata Reeder, Cole & Dessauer 2002

Other common names:
flavilineata: Yellow-striped Racerunner
guttatus: Common Mexican Racerunner
immutabilis: Cope's Racerunner
Distribution: Mexico (Chiapas, Colima, Guerrero, Morelos, Oaxaca, Veracruz).


Aspidoscelis hyperythrus

Orange-throated Whiptail

Gewöhnliche Orangekehlige Rennechse

Almindelig Orangestrubet Piskehaleteju

1863 Cnemidophorus hyperythrus Cope
Verticaria hyperythra Cope 1870
Aspidoscelis hyperythra Reeder, Cole & Dessauer 2002
1894 Verticaria beldingi Stejneger (Grismer 1999)
Verticaria hyperythra beldingi Van Denburgh 1895
Cnemidophorus beldingi Camp 1916
Cnemidophorus hyperythrus beldingi Grinnell & Camp 1917
Aspidoscelis hyperythra beldingi Reeder, Cole & Dessauer 2002
1921 Verticaria hyperythra schmidti Van Denburgh & Slevin (Grismer 1999)
Cnemidophorus hyperythrus schmidti Linsdale 1932

Other common names:
beldingi: Belding's Orange-throated Whiptail
hyperythrus: Cape Orange-throated Whiptail
schmidti: Schmidt's Orange-throated Whiptail
Distribution: Mexico (Baja California Norte [incl. Isla Cedros], Baja California Sur), USA (California).


Aspidoscelis inornatus

Lesser Striped Whiptail, Little Striped Whiptail

Kleine Streifen-Rennechse

Lille Stribet Piskehaleteju

1859 Cnemidophorus inornatus Baird
Aspidoscelis inornata Reeder, Cole & Dessauer 2002
1859 Cnemidophorus octolineatus Baird (Maslin & Secoy 1986)
Aspidoscelis inornata octolineata Reeder, Cole & Dessauer 2002
1961 Cnemidophorus inornatus heptagrammus Axtell
Aspidoscelis inornata heptagramma Reeder, Cole & Dessauer 2002
1968 Cnemidophorus inornatus paululus Williams
Aspidoscelis inornata paulula Reeder, Cole & Dessauer 2002
1993 Cnemidophorus inornatus chihuahuae Wright & Lowe
Aspidoscelis inornata chihuahuae Reeder, Cole & Dessauer 2002
1993 Cnemidophorus inornatus cienegae Wright & Lowe
Aspidoscelis inornata cienegae Reeder, Cole & Dessauer 2002
1993 Cnemidophorus inornatus gypsi Wright & Lowe
Cnemidophorus gypsi Collins 1997
Aspidoscelis inornata gypsi Reeder, Cole & Dessauer 2002
Aspidoscelis gypsi Queiroz & Reeder in Crother (ed.) 2008
1993 Cnemidophorus inornatus juniperus Wright & Lowe
Aspidoscelis inornata juniperus Reeder, Cole & Dessauer 2002
1993 Cnemidophorus inornatus llanuras Wright & Lowe
Aspidoscelis inornata llanuras Reeder, Cole & Dessauer 2002

Other common names:
chihuahuae: Chihuahua Striped Whiptail
cienegae: Cuatro Cienegas Striped Whiptail
gypsi: Little White Whiptail
heptagramma: Northern Striped Whiptail, Trans-Pecos Striped Whiptail
inornatus: Common Little Striped Whiptail
junipera: Woodland Striped Whiptail
llanuras: Plains Striped Whiptail
paulula: Durangan Striped Whiptail, Mexican Little Striped Whiptail
Remarks: Previously included arizonae and pai. Records of inornatus from Arizona refer to these species. Some authors have also regarded gypsi as a separate species (e.g., Collins 1997; Queiroz & Reeder in Crother (ed.) 2008; Bartlett & Bartlett 2013), however, it is now again considered a subspecies or synonym of inornatus (e.g., Rosenblum & Harmon 2010; Queiroz & Reeder in Crother (ed.) 2012; Sullivan, Douglas, Walker, Cordes, Davis, Anthonysamy, Sullivan & Douglas 2014).
Distribution: Mexico (Chihuahua, Coahuila, Durango, Nuevo Leon, San Luis Potosi, Tamaulipas, Zacatecas), USA (New Mexico, Texas).


Aspidoscelis labialis

Baja California Whiptail

Niederkalifornische Rennechse

Baja California-piskehaleteju

1890 Cnemidophorus labialis Stejneger
Cnemidophorus inornatus labialis Lowe, Wright & Norris 1966
Aspidoscelis labialis Reeder, Cole & Dessauer 2002

Distribution: Mexico (Baja California Norte [incl. Isla Cedros], Baja California Sur).


Aspidoscelis laredoensis

Laredo Striped Whiptail

Laredo-Rennechse

Laredo-piskehaleteju

1973 Cnemidophorus laredoensis McKinney, Kay & Anderson
Aspidoscelis laredoensis Reeder, Cole & Dessauer 2002

Remarks: A diploid parthenogenetic species (Maslin & Secoy 1986). Two species are covered under the name laredoensis, but the formal description of the second species has not been published yet (Abuhteba, Walker & Cordes 2001; Crother, Boundy & al. 2003).
Distribution: Mexico (Tamaulipas), USA (Texas).


Aspidoscelis lineatissimus

Many-lined Whiptail

Vielstreifen-Rennechse

Mangestribet Piskehaleteju

1877 Cnemidophorus lineatissimus Cope
Cnemidophorus deppii lineatissimus Hartweg & Oliver 1937
Cnemidophorus lineatissimus Duellman & Wellman 1960
Aspidoscelis lineatissima Reeder, Cole & Dessauer 2002
1956 Cnemidophorus guttatus duodecemlineatus Lewis (Duellman & Wellman 1960)
Cnemidophorus lineatissimus duodecemlineatus Duellman & Wellman 1960
Aspidoscelis lineatissima duodecimlineata Reeder, Cole & Dessauer 2002
1960 Cnemidophorus lineatissimus exoristus Duellman & Wellman
Aspidoscelis lineatissima exorista Reeder, Cole & Dessauer 2002
1960 Cnemidophorus lineatissimus lividis Duellman & Wellman
Aspidoscelis lineatissima livida Reeder, Cole & Dessauer 2002

Other common names:
duodecemlineata: Twelve-lined Whiptail
exorista: Michoacan Many-lined Whiptail
lineatissimus: Common Many-lined Whiptail
lividis: Blue Many-lined Whiptail
Distribution: Mexico (Colima, Guerrero, Jalisco, Michoacan, Morelos, Nayarit).


Aspidoscelis marmoratus

Marbled Whiptail

Marmor-Rennechse

Marmor-piskehaleteju

1852 Cnemidophorus marmoratus Baird & Girard
Cnemidophorus tigris marmoratus Smith & Burger 1949
Aspidoscelis tigris marmorata Reeder, Cole & Dessauer 2002
1892 Cnemidophorus variolosus Cope (Wright 1993)
Cnemidophorus tigris variolosus Zweifel 1959
Aspidoscelis tigris variolosa Reeder, Cole & Dessauer 2002
1960 Cnemidophorus tigris pulcher Williams, Smith & Chrapliwy
Aspidoscelis tigris pulchra Reeder, Cole & Dessauer 2002
1975 Cnemidophorus tigris nigroriens Hendricks
1978 Cnemidophorus tigris reticuloriens Vance
Aspidoscelis marmorata reticuloriens Queiroz & Reeder in Crother (ed.) 2008

Other common names:
marmoratus: Western Marbled Whiptail
nigroriens: Eastern Black-throated Whiptail
pulcher: Beautiful Marbled Whiptail
reticuloriens: Eastern Marbled Whiptail
variolosa: Spotted Western Whiptail
Remarks: Hendricks & Dixon (1986) revalidated marmoratus as a separate species and recognized five subspecies (marmoratus, nigroriens, pulchra, reticuloriens, variolosa). Dessauer & Cole (1991) transferred all five back as subspecies of tigris. Subsequently, different authors have chosen either the former or the latter arrangement, but the two forms are now considered separate species, based on hybridization in a narrow contact zone i SW. New Mexico (Jones & Lovich (eds.) 2009).
Distribution: Mexico (Chihuahua, Coahuila, Durango, Nuevo Leon), USA (New Mexico, Texas).


Aspidoscelis martyris

San Pedro Martir Island Whiptail

San-Pedro-Martir-Rennechse

San Pedro Martir-piskehaleteju

1891 Cnemidophorus martyris Stejneger
Cnemidophorus tigris martyris Smith & Taylor 1950
Aspidoscelis martyris Liner 2007

Remarks: Previously regarded as a synonym of tigris gracilis (e.g., Wright 1993, 1994). Revalidated as a separate species by Walker (1983). Not listed by Goicoechea, Frost, Riva, Pellegrino, Sites, Rodrigues & Padial (2016).
Distribution: Mexico (Sonora: Isla San Pedro Martir).


Aspidoscelis maslini

Campeche Whiptail, (Maslin's Whiptail)

Campeche-Rennechse

Campeche-piskehaleteju

1969 Cnemidophorus cozumela maslini Fritts
Cnemidophorus maslini Taylor & Cooley 1995
Aspidoscelis maslini Reeder, Cole & Dessauer 2002

Remarks: A diploid parthenogenetic species (Maslin & Secoy 1986; Manríquez-Morán, Villagrán-Santa-Cruz, Méndez-de-la-Cruz 2000).
Distribution: Belize, Guatemala, Mexico (Campeche, Quintana Roo).


Aspidoscelis maximus

Cape Region Whiptail, (Giant Whiptail)

San-Lucas-Rennechse

San Lucas-piskehaleteju

1863 Cnemidophorus maximus Cope
Cnemidophorus tigris maximus Cole, Lowe & Wright 1969
Aspidoscelis tigris maxima Reeder, Cole & Dessauer 2002

Distribution: Regarded as a valid species, following Maslin & Secoy (1986).
Distribution: Mexico (Baja California Sur).


Aspidoscelis mexicanus

Common Mexican Whiptail

Gewöhnliche Mexikanische Rennechse

Almindelig Mexicansk Piskehaleteju

1869 Cnemidophorus mexicanus Peters
Aspidoscelis mexicana Reeder, Cole & Dessauer 2002
1885 Cnemidophorus sexlineatus bocourtii Boulenger (Maslin & Secoy 1986)
Cnemidophorus communis bocourti Gadow 1906
Cnemidophorus sackii bocourti Smith 1946

Remarks: Previously regarded as part of gularis (e.g., Stejneger 1899), communis (e.g., Gadow 1906), or sacki (e.g., Smith & Taylor 1950).
Distribution: Mexico (Oaxaca).


Aspidoscelis motaguae

Motagua Giant Whiptail

Motagua-Rennechse

Motagua-piskehaleteju

1941 Cnemidophorus motaguae Sackett
Aspidoscelis motaguae Reeder, Cole & Dessauer 2002

Remarks: Previously regarded as part of sacki (e.g., Stuart 1948; Smith & Taylor 1950).
Introduced to: USA (Florida).
Distribution: El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico (Chiapas, Oaxaca), Nicaragua.


Aspidoscelis neavesi

Neaves' Whiptail

Neaves' Rennechse

Neaves' Piskehaleteju

2014 Aspidoscelis neavesi Cole, Taylor, Baumann & Baumann

Remarks: First known tetraploid amniote that reproduces through parthenogenetic cloning. Originated through laboratory hybridization.
Distribution: No natural populations (see remarks).


Aspidoscelis neomexicanus

New Mexican Whiptail

New-Mexico-Rennechse

New Mexico-piskehaleteju

1952 Cnemidophorus neomexicanus Lowe & Zweifel
Cnemidophorus perplexus neomexicanus Smith 1987
Aspidoscelis neomexicana Reeder, Cole & Dessauer 2002

Remarks: For a while referred to as perplexus (e.g., Walker 1997), a taxon which turned out to be a hybrid between neomexicanus and inornatus (Jones & Lovich (eds.) 2009). Specific name neomexicanus has now been conserved (ICZN 1999; Queiroz & Reeder in Crother (ed.) 2008). A parthenogenetic species (Maslin & Secoy 1986). Reports from Mexico (Chihuahua) need confirmation (Lemos-Espinal & Smith 2007a; Lemos-Espinal 2015). They may have been based on confusion with exsanguis.
Introduced to: USA (Arizona, Utah).
Distribution: USA (New Mexico, Texas).


Aspidoscelis neotesselatus

Colorado Checkered Whiptail, Triploid Colorado Checkered Whiptail

Colorado-Würfelrennechse

Colorado-piskehaleteju

1997 Cnemidophorus neotesselatus Walker, Cordes & Taylor
Aspidoscelis neotesselata Reeder, Cole & Dessauer 2002

Remarks: A triploid parthenogenetic species.
Distribution: USA (Colorado).


Aspidoscelis opatae

Opata Whiptail

Opata-Rennechse

Opata-piskehaleteju

1967 Cnemidophorus opatae Wright
Cnemidophorus velox opatae Smith 1987
Aspidoscelis opatae Reeder, Cole & Dessauer 2002

Remarks: A parthenogenetic species (Maslin & Secoy 1986).
Distribution: Mexico (Sonora).


Aspidoscelis pai

Pai Striped Whiptail

Pai-Rennechse

Pai-piskehaleteju

1993 Cnemidophorus inornatus pai Wright & Lowe
Cnemidophorus pai Collins 1997
Aspidoscelis inornata pai Reeder, Cole & Dessauer 2002
Aspidoscelis pai Brennan & Holycross 2006

Remarks: Validity as a separate species was questioned by Sullivan, Douglas, Walker, Cordes, Davis, Anthonysamy, Sullivan & Douglas (2014).
Distribution: USA (Arizona).


Aspidoscelis parvisocius

Mexican Pygmy Whiptail

Mexikanische Zwerg-Rennechse

Mexicansk Dværgpiskehaleteju

1960 Cnemidophorus parvisocius Zweifel
Aspidoscelis parvisocia Reeder, Cole & Dessauer 2002

Distribution: Mexico (Oaxaca, Puebla).


Aspidoscelis pictus

Monserrate Island Whiptail

Monserrate-Rennechse

Monserrate-piskehaleteju

1921 Verticaria picta Van Denburgh & Slevin
Cnemidophorus hyperythrus pictus Burt 1931
Cnemidophorus pictus Grismer 1999
Aspidoscelis picta Reeder, Cole & Dessauer 2002

Distribution: Mexico (Baja California Norte, Baja California Sur).


Aspidoscelis priscillae

Priscilla's Whiptail

Priscillas Rennechse

Priscillas Piskehaleteju

2017 Aspidoscelis priscillae Cole, Taylor, Neaves, Baumann, Newton, Schnittker & Baumann

Remarks: Second known tetraploid amniote that reproduces through parthenogenetic cloning (the first one being neavesi). Originated in the laboratory from hybridization between uniparens (triploid parthenogenetic species) and inornatus (diploid bisexual species).
Distribution: No natural populations (see remarks).


Aspidoscelis rodecki

Northeast Yucatán Whiptail, (Rodeck's Whiptail)

Yucatan-Rennechse

Yucatan-piskehaleteju

1962 Cnemidophorus cozumelus rodecki McCoy & Maslin
Cnemidophorus rodecki Fritts 1969
Aspidoscelis rodecki Reeder, Cole & Dessauer 2002

Remarks: A diploid parthenogenetic species (Maslin & Secoy 1986).
Distribution: Mexico (Quintana Roo).


Aspidoscelis sacki

Oaxacan Spotted Whiptail, (Sack's Spotted Whiptail)

Oaxaca-Rennechse

Oaxaca-piskehaleteju

1834 Cnemidophorus sacki Wiegmann
Aspidoscelis sacki Reeder, Cole & Dessauer 2002
1906 Cnemidophorus communis australis Gadow (Maslin & Secoy 1986)
1952 Cnemidophorus gigas Davis & Smith (Duellman & Zweifel 1962)
Cnemidophorus sacki gigas Duellman & Zweifel 1962
Aspidoscelis sacki gigas Reeder, Cole & Dessauer 2002

Other common names:
gigas: Morelos Whiptail, (Giant Spotted Whiptail)
sackii: Common Mexican Spotted Whiptail
Remarks: Although included for Jalisco by Cruz-Sáenz, Guerrero, Lazcano & Télles-López (2009), presence in the state is considered undocumented herein, following Cruz-Sáenz, Muñoz-Nolasco, Mata-Silva, Johnson, García-Padilla & Wilson (2017), who did not list the species for Jalisco.
Distribution: Mexico (Guerrero, Mexico, Michoacan, Morelos, Oaxaca, Puebla, Tlaxcala, Veracruz).


Aspidoscelis scalaris

Plateau Spotted Whiptail

Gefleckte Plateau-Rennechse

Plettet Plateau-piskehaleteju

1892 Cnemidophorus gularis scalaris Cope
Cnemidophorus sackii scalaris Smith & Taylor 1950
Cnemidophorus scalaris Williams & Smith 1963
Aspidoscelis gularis scalaris Reeder, Cole & Dessauer 2002
Aspidoscelis scalaris Liner & Casas-Andreu (eds.) 2008
1892 Cnemidophorus gularis semifasciatus Cope (Smith, Dixon, McCrystal & Chiszar 1996)
Cnemidophorus scalaris semifasciatus Williams & Smith 1963
Aspidoscelis gularis semifasciata Reeder, Cole & Dessauer 2002
1892 Cnemidophorus septemvittatus Cope (Smith, Dixon, McCrystal & Chiszar 1996)
Cnemidophorus scalaris septemvittatus Williams & Smith 1963
Cnemidophorus gularis septemvittatus Walker 1967
Aspidoscelis gularis septemvittata Reeder, Cole & Dessauer 2002
Aspidoscelis scalaris septemvittata Queiroz & Reeder in Crother (ed.) 2008
Aspidoscelis septemvittata Wilson & Johnson 2010
1981 Cnemidophorus gularis semiannulatus Walker (Liner & Casas-Andreu (eds.) 2008)
Aspidoscelis gularis semiannulata Reeder, Cole & Dessauer 2002
Aspidoscelis scalaris semiannulatus Liner & Casas-Andreu (eds.) 2008

Other common names:
scalaris: Western Spotted Whiptail
semiannulata: Zacatecan Spotted Whiptail
semifasciata: Southern Coahuila Spotted Whiptail
septemvittata: Big Bend Spotted Whiptail
Remarks: Taxonomy of this and related species has been confused. Treated variously as a subspecies of gularis (e.g., Cope 1892; Walker 1981f; Maslin & Secoy 1986; Liner 2007; Dixon & Lemos-Espinal 2010), or as a separate species (e.g., Williams & Smith 1963; Walker 1981e; Crother (ed.) 2008; Jones & Lovich (eds.) 2009). Adding to the confusion, Liner & Casas-Andreu (eds.) (2008) considered gularis and scalaris conspecific, but erroneously applied the name scalaris to the species. If the two forms are considered belonging to the same species, the name gularis, being an older name, has priority over scalaris. Records from Tamaulipas are tentatively assigned to gularis, based on Terán-Juárez, García-Padilla, Mata-Silva, Johnson & Wilson (2016), who only included gularis for this state. Three different specific epithets (scalaris, semifasciatus, septemvittatus) have been treated as potential names for this species (Crother (ed.) 2008). See Smith, Dixon, McCrystal & Chiszar (1996) for priorities regarding these and other names in the gularis group. Although included for Jalisco by some authors (e.g., Grant & Smith 1960; Lemos-Espinal & Smith 2007; Walker 1981; Cruz-Sáenz, Guerrero, Lazcano & Télles-López 2009), presence in the state is considered undocumented herein, following Cruz-Sáenz, Muñoz-Nolasco, Mata-Silva, Johnson, García-Padilla & Wilson (2017), who did not list the species for Jalisco. Not mentioned for San Luis Potosi by Lemos-Espinal, Smith & Woolrich-Piña (2018).
Distribution: Mexico (Aguascalientes, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Durango, Guanajuato, Michoacan, Queretaro, San Luis Potosi, Zacatecas), USA (Texas).


Aspidoscelis sexlineatus

Six-lined Whiptail, Six-lined Racerunner

Sechsstreifen-Rennechse

Seksstribet Piskehaleteju

1766 Lacerta 6-lineata Linnaeus
Cnemidophorus sexlineatus Cope 1900
Aspidoscelis sexlineata Reeder, Cole & Dessauer 2002
1820 Lacerta fallax Merrem (Maslin & Secoy 1986)
1957 Cnemidophorus sexlineatus oligoporus Hoffman 1957 [not Cnemidophorus deppii oligoporus Smith 1939] (Maslin & Secoy 1986)
1957 Cnemidophorus sexlineatus pauciporus Hoffman [substitute name for Cnemidophorus sexlineatus oligoporus Hoffman 1957] (Maslin & Secoy 1986)
1966 Cnemidophorus sexlineatus viridis Lowe & Wright
Aspidoscelis sexlineata viridis Reeder, Cole & Dessauer 2002
1992 Cnemidophorus sexlineatus stephensi Trauth
Cnemidophorus sexlineatus stephensae Trauth 1995 [emendation]
Aspidoscelis sexlineata stephensae Queiroz & Reeder in Crother (ed.) 2008

Other common names:
sexlineatus: Eastern Six-lined Racerunner
stephensae: Texas Yellow-headed Racerunner
viridis: Prairie Lined Racerunner, Prairie Racerunner
Remarks: The single known Michigan population may have been introduced (Harding & Holman 1990).
Distribution: Mexico (Tamaulipas), USA (Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, D.C., West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming).


Aspidoscelis sonorae

Sonoran Spotted Whiptail

Sonora-Rennechse

Sonora-piskehaleteju

1964 Cnemidophorus sonorae Lowe & Wright
Cnemidophorus exsanguis sonorae Smith 1987
Aspidoscelis sonorae Reeder, Cole & Dessauer 2002
1964 Cnemidophorus flagellicaudus Lowe & Wright (Taylor, Cole & Townsend 2018)
Cnemidophorus exsanguis flagellicaudus Smith 1987
Aspidoscelis flagellicauda Reeder, Cole & Dessauer 2002

Other common names:
flagellicaudus: Gila Spotted Whiptail
Remarks: A triploid parthenogenetic species (Maslin & Secoy 1986).
Distribution: Mexico (Chihuahua, Sonora), USA (Arizona, New Mexico).


Aspidoscelis stictogrammus

Giant Spotted Whiptail

Große Flecken-Rennechse

Stor Plettet Piskehaleteju

1950 Cnemidophorus sackii stictogrammus Burger
Cnemidophorus stictogrammus Lowe 1956
Cnemidophorus burti stictogrammus Duellman & Zweifel 1962
Aspidoscelis burti stictogramma Reeder, Cole & Dessauer 2002
Aspidoscelis stictogramma Walker & Cordes 2011

Remarks: Claimed to occur in Chihuahua (Smith & Taylor 1950; Maslin & Secoy 1986), but not mentioned for the state by Lemos-Espinal & Smith (2007a).
Distribution: Mexico (Sonora), USA (Arizona, New Mexico).


Aspidoscelis tessellatus

Common Checkered Whiptail, Diploid Colorado Checkered Whiptail

Gewöhnliche Würfelrennechse

Skakbræt-piskehaleteju

1823 Ameiva tessellata Say
Cnemidophorus tessellatus Baird 1857
Cnemidophorus sex-lineatus tessellata Günther 1885
Aspidoscelis tessellata Reeder, Cole & Dessauer 2002
1852 Cnemidophorus grahamii Baird & Girard (Walker, Cordes & Taylor 1997; Queiroz & Reeder in Crother (ed.) 2008)

Other common names:
grahamii: Graham's Whiptail
Remarks: A diploid parthenogenetic species. Triploid populations previously allocated to this species are now assigned to neotesselatus (Walker, Cordes & Taylor 1997). Some authors have regarded grahamii (here considered a synonym) as the correct name for tessellatus (e.g., Wright 1993, 1994; Degenhardt, Painter & Price 1996; Liner 1996). Although included for Jalisco by Cruz-Sáenz, Guerrero, Lazcano & Télles-López (2009), presence in the state is considered undocumented herein, following Cruz-Sáenz, Muñoz-Nolasco, Mata-Silva, Johnson, García-Padilla & Wilson (2017), who did not list the species for Jalisco.
Distribution: Mexico (Chihuahua, Coahuila), USA (Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas).


Aspidoscelis tigris

Tiger Whiptail, (Western Whiptail)

Tiger-Rennechse

Tigerpiskehaleteju

1852 Cnemidophorus tigris Baird & Girard
Aspidoscelis tigris Reeder, Cole & Dessauer 2002
1852 Cnemidophorus gracilis Baird & Girard (Taylor & Walker 1996)
1854 Cnemidophorus undulatus Hallowell [not Cnemidophorus undulatus Wiegmann 1834]
Aspidoscelis tigris undulata Reeder, Cole & Dessauer 2002
1863 Cnemidophorus melanostethus Cope (Maslin & Secoy 1986)
1892 Cnemidophorus tessellatus multiscutatus Cope (Wright 1993)
Cnemidophorus tigris multiscutatus Murray 1955
Aspidoscelis tigris multiscutata Reeder, Cole & Dessauer 2002
1892 Cnemidophorus tessellatus rubidus Cope (Wright 1993)
Cnemidophorus tigris rubidus Smith & Burger 1949
Aspidoscelis tigris rubida Reeder, Cole & Dessauer 2002
1894 Cnemidophorus stejnegeri Denburgh (Jones & Lovich (eds.) 2009)
Cnemidophorus tigris stejnegeri Camp 1916
Aspidoscelis tigris stejnegeri Reeder, Cole & Dessauer 2002
1898 Cnemidophorus tessellatus aethiops Cope (Wright 1993)
Cnemidophorus tigris aethiops Smith & Burger 1949
Cnemidophorus aethiops Lowe, Wright, Cole & Bezy 1970
Aspidoscelis tigris aethiops Reeder, Cole & Dessauer 2002
1916 Cnemidophorus tigris mundus Camp [substitute name for Cnemidophorus undulatus Hallowell 1854] (Jones & Lovich (eds.) 2009)
Aspidoscelis tigris munda Queiroz & Reeder in Crother (ed.) 2008
1919 Cnemidophorus bartolomas Dickerson (Maslin & Secoy 1986)
1919 Cnemidophorus punctilinealis Dickerson
Cnemidophorus tigris punctilinealis Jones & Lovich (eds.) 2009
Aspidoscelis tigris punctilinealis Reeder, Cole & Dessauer 2002
1919 Cnemidophorus tigris disparilis Dickerson
Aspidoscelis tigris disparilis Reeder, Cole & Dessauer 2002
1919 Cnemidophorus vandenburghi Dickerson (Wright 1993, 1994)
1921 Cnemidophorus dickersonae Denburgh & Slevin (Taylor & Walker 1996)
Cnemidophorus tigris dickersonae Walker, Taylor & Maslin 1966
1950 Cnemidophorus gadovi Burger (Maslin & Secoy 1986)
1950 Cnemidophorus tigris septentrionalis Burger (Jones & Lovich (eds.) 2009)
Aspidoscelis tigris septentrionalis Reeder, Cole & Dessauer 2002
1965 Cnemidophorus tigris punctatus Walker & Maslin
1981 Cnemidophorus tigris vividus Walker

Other common names:
aethiops: Sonora-Sinaloa Desert Whiptail, (Sonoran Tiger Whiptail)
dickersonae: Dickerson's Desert Whiptail
disparilis: Angel de la Guarda Island Tiger Whiptail
multiscutata: Cedros Island Tiger Whiptail, (Coastal Whiptail)
munda: California Whiptail
punctata: Spotted Tiger Whiptail
punctilinealis (formerly gracilis): Southern Whiptail, Arizona Desert Whiptail, (Broken-lined Western Whiptail, Sonoran Tiger Whiptail)
rubida: Reddish Whiptail, Painted Desert Whiptail, Pink-tailed Whiptail
septentrionalis: Plateau Tiger Whiptail, (Northern Whiptail)
stejnegeri: Coastal Whiptail, (Stejneger's Whiptail)
tigris: Great Basin Whiptail
vandenburghi: Carmen Island Whiptail
vivida: South Coronado Island Whiptail
Remarks: Previously included bacatus, canus, catalinensis, celeripes, estebanensis, marmoratus, and martyris, most of which were revalidated by Grismer (1999). Already Flores-Villela (1993) treated canus, estebanensis, and martyris as separate species. Lowe, Wright, Cole & Bezy (1970) treated aethiops as a full species.
Distribution: Mexico (Baja California Norte [incl. Isla Cedros, Islas Coronados (Isla Coronado Sur)], Baja California Sur, Sinaloa, Sonora), USA (Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah).


Aspidoscelis uniparens

Desert Grassland Whiptail

Wüsten-Rennechse

Ørken-piskehaleteju

1965 Cnemidophorus uniparens Wright & Lowe
Cnemidophorus velox uniparens Smith 1987
Aspidoscelis uniparens Reeder, Cole & Dessauer 2002
1989 Cnemidophorus univalens Kraemer (Walker, Smith & Cordes 1996)

Remarks: A triploid parthenogenetic species (Maslin & Secoy 1986).
Distribution: Mexico (Chihuahua, Sonora), USA (Arizona, New Mexico, Texas).


Aspidoscelis velox

Plateau Striped Whiptail

Gestreifte Plateau-Rennechse

Stribet Plateau-piskehaleteju

1928 Cnemidophorus gularis velox Springer
Cnemidophorus velox Lowe 1955
Aspidoscelis velox Reeder, Cole & Dessauer 2002
1950 Cnemidophorus sackii innotatus Burger (Maslin & Secoy 1986)
Aspidoscelis innotata Reeder, Cole & Dessauer 2002

Remarks: A triploid parthenogenetic species (Maslin & Secoy 1986). Reeder, Cole & Dessauer (2002) recognized innotata as a separate species, however, this was not followed by Stebbins (2003) or Jones & Lovich (eds.) (2009), although the latter authors regarded velox as a species complex, possibly comprising several species, including innotata.
Distribution: USA (Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah).


Aspidoscelis xanthonotus

Red-backed Whiptail

Rotrücken-Rennechse

Rødrygget Piskehaleteju

1953 Cnemidophorus sacki xanthonotus Duellman & Lowe
Cnemidophorus burti xanthonotus Duellman & Zweifel 1962
Cnemidophorus xanthonotus Collins 1991
Aspidoscelis burti xanthonota Reeder, Cole & Dessauer 2002
Aspidoscelis xanthonota Brennan & Holycross 2006

Distribution: Mexico (Sonora), USA (Arizona).