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Taxonomy of the family Xantusiidae
Bibliography of the genus Lepidophyma
Biodiversity of the family Xantusiidae








Genus
Lepidophyma

Tropical Night Lizards, Central American Night Lizards, Bark Lizards

Tropische Nachtechsen, Mittelamerikanische Nachtechsen

Tropiske Natøgler

1851 Lepidophyma Dumeril (type species: Lepidophyma flavimaculatus Dumeril 1851)
1863 Poriodogaster Smith (type species: Poriodogaster grayii Smith 1863; syn. Bezy & Camarillo R. 2002)
1878 Akleistops Müller (type species: Akleistops guatemalensis Müller 1878; syn. Bezy & Camarillo R. 2002)
1939 Gaigeia Smith (type species: Lepidophyma gaigeia Mosauer 1936; syn. Bezy & Camarillo R. 2002)

Contents: 20 species, of which 17 (85.0%) are endemic.
Distribution: Mexico, Central America.
Reported from: Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico (Chiapas, Colima, Guerrero, Hidalgo, Michoacan, Nuevo Leon, Oaxaca, Puebla, Queretaro, Quintana Roo, San Luis Potosi, Tabasco, Tamaulipas, Veracruz), Nicaragua, Panama.

Lepidophyma chicoasensis

Sumidero Tropical Night Lizard

Sumidero-Nachtechse*

Sumidero-natøgle*

1988 Lepidophyma chicoasensis Alvarez & Valentin

Distribution: Mexico (Chiapas).


Lepidophyma cuicateca

Cuicatlan Tropical Night Lizard*

Cuicatlan-Nachtechse*

Cuicatlan-natøgle*

2008 Lepidophyma cuicateca Canseco-Márquez, Gutiérrez-Mayen & Mendoza-Hernández

Distribution: Mexico (Oaxaca).


Lepidophyma dontomasi

Lachiguiri Tropical Night Lizard*, (MacDougall's Tropical Night Lizard)

Lachiguiri-Nachtechse*

Lachiguiri-natøgle*

1942 Gaigeia dontomasi Smith
Lepidophyma dontomasi Smith & Taylor 1950

Distribution: Mexico (Oaxaca).


Lepidophyma flavimaculatum

Yellow-spotted Night Lizard, Common Yellow-spotted Night Lizard

Krokodil-Nachtechse

Gulplettet Natøgle*

1851 Lepidophyma flavimaculatus Dumeril
1863 Poriodogaster grayii Smith (Bezy & Camarillo R. 2002)
1924 Lepidophyma flavimaculatum obscurum Barbour
Lepidophyma obscurum Taylor 1956
1955 Lepidophyma anomalum Taylor (Bezy & Camarillo R. 2002)
1955 Lepidophyma maculatum Taylor [lapsus for flavimaculatum] (Wermuth 1965)
1955 Lepidophyma ophiophthalmum Taylor (Bezy & Camarillo R. 2002)
Lepidophyma flavimaculatum ophiophthalmum Wermuth 1965

Remarks: Status of ophiophthalmum is uncertain (Savage 1963; Smith 1973).
Distribution: Belize, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico (Chiapas, Hidalgo, Oaxaca, Quintana Roo, Tabasco, Veracruz), Nicaragua, Panama.


Lepidophyma gaigeae

Hidalgo Tropical Night Lizard*, (Gaige's Tropical Night Lizard)

Hidalgo-Nachtechse*

Hidalgo-natøgle*

1936 Lepidophyma gaigeae Mosauer
Gaigeia gaigeae Smith 1939

Distribution: Mexico (Hidalgo, Queretaro, San Luis Potosi).


Lepidophyma inagoi

Guerreran Tropical Night Lizard*

Guerrero-Nachtechse*

Guerrero-natøgle*

2018 Lepidophyma inagoi Palacios-Aguilar, Santos-Bibiano & Flores-Villela

Distribution: Mexico (Guerrero).





Lepidophyma lineri

Loxicha Tropical Night Lizard*, (Liner's Tropical Night Lizard)

Loxicha-Nachtechse*

Loxicha-natøgle*

1973 Lepidophyma flavimaculatum lineri Smith
Lepidophyma lineri Bezy & Camarillo R. 2002

Distribution: Mexico (Oaxaca).


Lepidophyma lipetzi

Malpaso Tropical Night Lizard*, (Lipetz's Tropical Night Lizard)

Malpaso-Nachtechse*

Malpaso-natøgle*

1977 Lepidophyma lipetzi Smith & Alvarez del Toro

Distribution: Mexico (Chiapas).


Lepidophyma lowei

Zoogocho Tropical Night Lizard*, (Lowe's Tropical Night Lizard)

Zoogocho-Nachtechse*

Zoogocho-natøgle*

1997 Lepidophyma lowei Bezy & Camarillo R.

Distribution: Mexico (Oaxaca).


Lepidophyma mayae

Mayan Tropical Night Lizard

Maya-Nachtechse*

Maya-natøgle*

1973 Lepidophyma mayae Bezy

Distribution: Belize, Guatemala, Honduras.


Lepidophyma micropholis

Cave Tropical Night Lizard

Höhlen-Nachtechse*

Hule-natøgle*

1955 Lepidophyma micropholis Walker

Distribution: Mexico (San Luis Potosi, Tamaulipas).


Lepidophyma occulor

Jalpan Tropical Night Lizard

Jalpan-Nachtechse*

Jalpan-natøgle*

1942 Lepidophyma smithii occulor Smith
Lepidophyma flavimaculatum occulor Walker 1955
Lepidophyma occulor Bezy 1972

Distribution: Mexico (Hidalgo, Queretaro, San Luis Potosi).


Lepidophyma pajapanensis

Pajapan Tropical Night Lizard

Pajapan-Nachtechse*

Pajapan-natøgle*

1957 Lepidophyma pajapanensis Werler

Distribution: Mexico (Oaxaca, Veracruz).


Lepidophyma radula

Yautepec Tropical Night Lizard

Yautepec-Nachtechse*

Yautepec-natøgle*

1942 Gaigeia radula Smith
Lepidophyma radula Savage 1963

Distribution: Mexico (Oaxaca).


Lepidophyma reticulatum

Reticulated Tropical Night Lizard, Costa Rican Tropical Night Lizard

Costaricanische Nachtechse*

Costaricansk Natøgle*

1955 Lepidophyma reticulatum Taylor
Lepidophyma flavimaculatum reticulatum Wermuth 1965

Distribution: Costa Rica.


Lepidophyma smithii

Mazatenango Tropical Night Lizard*, (Smith's Tropical Night Lizard)

Mazatenango-Nachtechse*

Mazatenango-natøgle*

1876 Lepidophyma smithii Bocourt
Lepidophyma flavimaculatum smithii Savage 1963
1878 Akleistops guatemalensis Müller (Bezy & Camarillo R. 2002)
1942 Lepidophyma smithii tehuanae Smith (Bezy & Camarillo R. 2002)
Lepidophyma flavimaculatum tehuanae Wermuth 1965

Other common names:
tehuanae: Tehuana Tropical Night Lizard
Distribution: El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico (Chiapas, Guerrero, Oaxaca, Veracruz).


Lepidophyma sylvaticum

Madrean Tropical Night Lizard

Ostmexikanische Gebirgs-Nachtechse*

Østmexicansk Bjergnatøgle*

1939 Lepidophyma sylvatica Taylor
Gaigeia sylvatica Smith 1942
1955 Lepidophyma flavimaculatum tenebrarum Walker (Bezy & Camarillo R. 2002)

Distribution: Mexico (Hidalgo, Nuevo Leon, Puebla, Queretaro, San Luis Potosi, Tamaulipas, Veracruz).


Lepidophyma tarascae

Tarascan Tropical Night Lizard

Tarasca-Nachtechse*

Tarasca-natøgle*

1982 Lepidophyma tarascae Bezy, Webb & Alvarez

Distribution: Mexico (Colima, Guerrero, Michoacan).


Lepidophyma tuxtlae

Tuxtlan Tropical Night Lizard

Tuxtla-Nachtechse*

Tuxtla-natøgle*

1957 Lepidophyma tuxtlae Werler & Shannon
Lepidophyma flavimaculatum tuxtlae Savage 1963
1973 Lepidophyma alvarezi Smith (Bezy & Camarillo R. 2002)
1973 Lepidophyma sawini Smith (Bezy & Camarillo R. 2002)

Other common names:
alvarezi: Alvarez del Toro's Night Lizard
sawini: Sawin's Tropical Night Lizard
Distribution: Mexico (Chiapas, Oaxaca, Puebla, Veracruz).


Lepidophyma zongolica

Zongolica Mountains Tropical Night Lizard*

Zongolica-Nachtechse*

Zongolica-natøgle*

2010 Lepidophyma zongolica García-Vázquez, Canseco-Márquez & Aguilar-López

Distribution: Mexico (Puebla).