Check List 19(5): 635-638, doi: 10.15560/19.5.635
First records of Lepidophyma zongolicum García-Vázquez, Canseco-Márquez & Aguilar-López, 2010 (Squamata, Xantusiidae) from Veracruz, Mexico
expand article infoAngel I. Contreras-Calvario§, Medardo Arreortúa, Adán Bautista-del Moral|, Jorge L. Castillo-Juárez, Rene Avalos-Vela
‡ Instituto Politécnico Nacional, Centro Interdisciplinario de Investigación para el Desarrollo Integral Regional (CIIDIR), Oaxaca, Mexico§ Predios e Instalaciones que Manejan Vida Silvestre (PIMVS), Veracruz, Mexico| Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México, Mexico¶ Universidad Veracruzana, Veracruz, Mexico
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Lepidophyma Duméril, 1851 is the most diverse genus among the nocturnal lizards, with 23 species distributed from the Atlantic and Pacific slopes of Mexico southeast into Panama. Currently, the available information on the ecology and distribution of these species is limited mainly due to their saxicolous habits. Here we present five new state records of Lepidophyma zongolicum from Atoyac, a locality in the state of Veracruz, Mexico. These new data expand the geographic range of this species by 48 km from its nearest previously known occurrence.
Altas Montañas region, biogeography, geographic range extension, Zongolica Night Lizard