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Anniella pulchra  Gray, 1852
Taxonomic Serial No.: 174095

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Anniella nigra Fischer, 1885
 
    Anniella pulchra nigra Fischer, 1885
 
    Anniella nigra argentea Hunt, 1983
 
    Anniella nigra nigra Fischer, 1885
 
    Anniella pulchra argentea Hunt, 1983
 
    Anniella pulchra pulchra Gray, 1852
 
  Common Name(s): Lagartija sin patas californiana [Spanish]
 
    California Legless Lizard [English]
 
    Silvery Legless Lizard [English]
 
    Northern Legless 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, amphisbčnes, lézards, serpents  
                            SuborderAutarchoglossa   
                               FamilyAnguidae  – Alligator Lizards, Anguid Lizards, Anguids, Galliwasps, Glass Lizards  
                                  SubfamilyAnniellinae  – American legless lizards  
                                     GenusAnniella Gray, 1852 – Legless Lizards, North American Legless Lizards, American legless lizards, California legless lizards  
                                        SpeciesAnniella pulchra Gray, 1852 – Lagartija sin patas californiana, California Legless Lizard, Silvery Legless Lizard, Northern Legless Lizard  
       

 References
       
  Expert(s):    
  Expert: Peter Uetz  
  Notes: Associate Professor, CSBC   
  Reference for: Anniella pulchra    
       
  Expert: Roy W. McDiarmid  
  Notes: U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center   
  Reference for: Anniella pulchra    
       
  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: Anniella pulchra   
       
  Source: Comisión Nacional para el Conocimiento y Uso de la Biodiversidad, database (version undefined)  
  Acquired: 2001   
  Notes: CONABIO: (http://www.conabio.gob.mx/)   
  Reference for: Lagartija sin patas californiana[Spanish]   
       
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Anniella pulchra   
       
  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: Anniella pulchra, California Legless 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: Anniella pulchra   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Baur, G.  
  Publication Date: 1895   
  Article/Chapter Title: The relationship of the Lacertilian genus Anniella, Gray   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Proceedings of the United States National Museum, vol. 17, no. 1005   
  Page(s): 345-351   
  Publisher:    
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN:    
  Notes: Available online at https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/15675347   
  Reference for: Anniella pulchra   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Crother, B. I., J. Boundy, J. A. Campbell, K. de Quieroz, D. Frost, D. M. Green, R. Highton, et al.  
  Publication Date: 2003   
  Article/Chapter Title: Scientific and Standard English Names of Amphibians and Reptiles of North America North of Mexico: Update   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Herpetological Review, vol. 34, no. 3   
  Page(s): 196-203   
  Publisher:    
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 0018-084X   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Anniella pulchra   
       
  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: Northern Legless Lizard[English]   
       

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

 

   

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