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Ameiva  Meyer, 1795
Taxonomic Serial No.: 174027

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Common Name(s): Ground Lizards [English]
    Ameivas [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2022   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                      ClassReptilia Laurenti, 1768 – répteis, reptiles, Reptiles  
                         OrderSquamata Oppel, 1811 – Amphisbaenians, Lizards, Snakes, amphisbènes, lézards, serpents  
                               FamilyTeiidae Gray, 1827 – Tegus, Ground Lizards, New World Runners, Racerunners, Whiptails, Ameivas  
                                  GenusAmeiva Meyer, 1795 – Ground Lizards, Ameivas  
    Direct Children:  
                                     Species Ameiva aggerecusans Koch, Venegas, Rödder, Flecks and Böhme, 2013  
                                     Species Ameiva ameiva (Linnaeus, 1758) – Neotropical Ameiva, Amazon Racerunner, Giant Ameiva, South American Ground Lizard, Zandolie 
                                     Species Ameiva atrigularis Garman, 1887 – Venezuelan Ameiva, Giant Ameiva, Amazon Racerunner 
                                     Species Ameiva bifrontata Cope, 1862 – Khaki Ameiva, Cope's Ameiva 
                                     Species Ameiva concolor Ruthven, 1924  
                                     Species Ameiva fuliginosa (Cope, 1892)  
                                     Species Ameiva jacuba Giugliano, Nogueira, Valdujo, Collevatti and Colli, 2013  
                                     Species Ameiva nodam Koch, Venegas, Rödder, Flecks and Böhme, 2013  
                                     Species Ameiva pantherina Ugueto and Harvey, 2011  
                                     Species Ameiva parecis (Colli, Costa, Garda, Kopp, Mesquita, Péres, Valdujo, Vieira and Wiederhecker, 2003)  
                                     Species Ameiva praesignis (Baird and Girard, 1852) – Giant Ameiva, Amazon Racerunner, Dusky Giant Ameiva 
                                     Species Ameiva provitaae García-Pérez, 1995  
                                     Species Ameiva reticulata Landauro, García-Bravo and Venegas, 2015  
                                     Species Ameiva tobagana Cope, 1879 – Antillean Ameiva 

  Expert: Roy W. McDiarmid  
  Notes: U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center   
  Reference for: Ameiva    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Comisión Nacional para el Conocimiento y Uso de la Biodiversidad, database (version undefined)  
  Acquired: 2000   
  Notes: CONABIO: (   
  Reference for: Ameiva   
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Ameiva   
  Source: Reptile Database (Nov 2021), website (version Nov-2021)  
  Acquired: 2021   
  Notes: Uetz, P., Freed, P, Aguilar, R. & Hosek, J. (eds.) (2021) The Reptile Database,, accessed 12 Dec 2021   
  Reference for: Ameiva   
  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   
  Reference for: Ameiva   
  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   
  Reference for: Ameiva   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Harvey, Michael B., Gabriel N. Ugueto, and Ronald L. Gutberlet, Jr.  
  Publication Date: 2012   
  Article/Chapter Title: Review of Teiid Morphology with a Revised Taxonomy and Phylogeny of the Teiidae (Lepidosauria: Squamata)   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Zootaxa, vol. 3459   
  Page(s): 1-156   
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 1175-5326   
  Reference for: Ameiva   

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