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Yuman Desert Fringe-toed Lizard - Uma rufopunctata

Cope, 1895
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Yuman Desert Fringe-toed Lizard Yuman Desert Fringe-toed Lizard Yuman Desert Fringe-toed Lizard
Adult, Yuma County, Arizona
Adult at the mouth of its burrow, Yuma County, Arizona
   
Habitat
Yuman Desert Fringe-toed Lizard habitat Yuman Desert Fringe-toed Lizard habitat Yuman Desert Fringe-toed Lizard habitat
Habitat, Mohawk Dunes,
Yuma County, Arizona
Habitat, Mohawk Dunes,
Yuma County, Arizona
Dunes habitat, Yuma County, Arizona

Trepanier and Murphy (2001 Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 18(3): 327-334) determined that the population of lizards from the Mohawk Dunes (shown above), formerly assigned to Uma rufopunctata, represents an undescribed cryptic species which is not yet formally described. (5/06) We will continue to label this lizard as U. rufopunctata until the new species is described and accepted.



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