The Blue and Green Whiptail Lizards (Squamata: Teiidae: Cnemidophorous) of the Peninsula de Paraguana, Venezuela: Systematics, Ecology, Descriptions of Two New Taxa, and Relationships to Whiptails of the Guianas

By: Markezich, A.L., C.J. Cole & H.C. Dessauer

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1997. 26cm. Pp.60. 27 photos, figures & maps (some colour), 9 tables. Paperback.

Two colour morphs of whiptail lizards (Cnemidophorus), one brilliant blue and one bright green, occur in distinctly different habitats on the Paraguana Peninsula, Venezuela.

Multidisciplinary analyses (karyotypes, protein electrophoresis, colour pattern, scalation, using univariate and multivariate statistical techniques) revealed that the blue and the green lizards represent two distinctively different diploid bisexual species.

In The Blue and Green Whiptail Lizards of the Peninsula de Paraguana both new taxa are named and diagnosed.

Title: The Blue and Green Whiptail Lizards (Squamata: Teiidae: Cnemidophorous) of the Peninsula de Paraguana, Venezuela: Systematics, Ecology, Descriptions of Two New Taxa, and Relationships to Whiptails of the Guianas

Author: Markezich, A.L., C.J. Cole & H.C. Dessauer

Categories: Stocklist Herpetology,

Inventory number: 003938

Keywords: The Blue and Green Whiptail Lizards, Venezuela, Markezich