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Body sizes in upper elevation populations of whiptail lizards: Aspidoscelis inornatus (Squamata: Teiidae) in central and northern Arizona, USA

June 30, 2020

The binational distribution of the gonochoristic (i.e., diploid bisexual) Aspidoscelis inornatus (Little Striped Whiptail) complex extends from parts of Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas in the USA (Taylor 1965; Stevens 1983; Wright and Lowe 1993; Sullivan 2009; Walker et al. 2012) southward into parts of the Mexican states Chihuahua, Coahuila, Durango, Nuevo León, Zacatecas, San Luis Potosí, and Tamaulipas (Axtell 1961; Wright and Lowe 1993; Farr et al. 2009; Walker et al. 2009). Within this vast distributional area, mean and maximum snout vent length (SVL) of A. inornatus varies geographically based in part on the types of habitats and climatic regimens occupied (Wright and Lowe 1993; Walker et al. 2009; Rosenblum and Harmon 2010).

Citation Information

Publication Year 2020
Title Body sizes in upper elevation populations of whiptail lizards: Aspidoscelis inornatus (Squamata: Teiidae) in central and northern Arizona, USA
Authors James M. Walker, Trevor B. Persons, Brian K. Sullivan, Charles A. Drost, James E. Cordes
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Herpetological Review
Index ID 70211583
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Southwest Biological Science Center