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Elgaria kingii  Gray, 1838
Taxonomic Serial No.: 209017

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Gerrhonotus kingii (Gray, 1838)
 
  Common Name(s): Arizona Alligator Lizard [English]
 
    Madrean Alligator Lizard [English]
 
       
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
       
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
       

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
       
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria   
       InfrakingdomDeuterostomia   
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                InfraphylumGnathostomata   
                   SuperclassTetrapoda   
                      ClassReptilia Laurenti, 1768 – répteis, reptiles, Reptiles  
                         OrderSquamata Oppel, 1811 – Amphisbaenians, Lizards, Snakes, amphisbènes, lézards, serpents  
                            SuborderAutarchoglossa   
                               FamilyAnguidae  – Alligator Lizards, Anguid Lizards, Anguids, Galliwasps, Glass Lizards  
                                  SubfamilyGerrhonotinae  – alligator lizards  
                                     GenusElgaria Gray, 1838 – Western Alligator Lizards  
                                        SpeciesElgaria kingii Gray, 1838 – Arizona Alligator Lizard, Madrean Alligator Lizard  
    Direct Children:  
                                           Subspecies Elgaria kingii ferruginea (Webb, 1962)  
                                           Subspecies Elgaria kingii kingii Gray, 1838 – Madrean Alligator Lizard 
                                           Subspecies Elgaria kingii nobilis Baird and Girard, 1852 – Arizona Alligator Lizard 
       

 References
       
  Expert(s):    
  Expert: Peter Uetz  
  Notes: Associate Professor, CSBC   
  Reference for: Elgaria kingii    
       
  Expert: Roy W. McDiarmid  
  Notes: U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center   
  Reference for: Elgaria kingii    
       
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Comisión Nacional para el Conocimiento y Uso de la Biodiversidad, database (version undefined)  
  Acquired: 2000   
  Notes: CONABIO: (http://www.conabio.gob.mx/)   
  Reference for: Elgaria kingii   
       
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Elgaria kingii   
       
  Source: Reptile Database (Dec. 2020), website (version Dec 2020)  
  Acquired: 2021   
  Notes: Uetz, P., Freed, P. & Hosek, J. (eds.) (2020) The Reptile Database, http://www.reptile-database.org   
  Reference for: Elgaria kingii, Arizona Alligator Lizard [English], Madrean Alligator Lizard [English]   
       
  Publication(s):    
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Banks, R. C., R. W. McDiarmid, and A. L. Gardner  
  Publication Date: 1987   
  Article/Chapter Title: Checklist of Vertebrates of the United States, the U.S. Territories, and Canada   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Resource Publication, no. 166   
  Page(s): 79   
  Publisher: United States Department of the Interior Fish and Wildlife Service   
  Publication Place: Washington, D.C., USA   
  ISBN/ISSN:    
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Elgaria kingii   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Crother, Brian I., Ronald M. Bonett, Jeff Boundy, Frank T. Burbrink, et al. / Moriarty, John J., ed.  
  Publication Date: 2017   
  Article/Chapter Title: Scientific and Standard English Names of Amphibians and Reptiles of North America North of Mexico, with Comments Regarding Confidence in Our Understanding, Eighth Ed.   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Herpetological Circular, no. 43   
  Page(s): 102   
  Publisher:    
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 978-1-946681-003   
  Notes: Available free as PDF, and as updated database, at https://ssarherps.org/publications/north-american-checklist/   
  Reference for: Madrean Alligator Lizard[English]   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Fitch, Henry S.  
  Publication Date: 1938   
  Article/Chapter Title: A Systematic Account of the Alligator Lizards (Gerrhonotus) in the Western United States and Lower California   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: The American Midland Naturalist, vol. 20, no. 2   
  Page(s): 381-424   
  Publisher:    
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN:    
  Notes: Available online at https://www.jstor.org/stable/2420638   
  Reference for: Elgaria kingii   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Flores-Villela, Oscar / McCoy, C. J., ed.  
  Publication Date: 1993   
  Article/Chapter Title: Herpetofauna Mexicana: Lista anotada de las especies de anfibios y reptiles de México, cambios taxonómicos recientes, y nuevas especies   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Carnegie Museum of Natural History Special Publication, no. 17   
  Page(s): iv + 73   
  Publisher: Carnegie Museum of Natural History   
  Publication Place: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-911239-42-1   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Elgaria kingii   
       

 Geographic Information
       
  Geographic Division: North America  
    Middle America  
       
  Jurisdiction/Origin: Continental US, Native  
    Mexico, Native  
 

 

   

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