Description of a new lizard from Lower California

Leonhard Stejneger
1890 Proceedings of the United States National Museum  
Cueniidophorus labialis sp. uov. Diagnosis. -Nasal in contact with second supralabial ; postnasal and first supralabial not in contact; two large preanals, the largest behind ; dorsal scales equal; nostril auterior to nasal suture; eight longitudinal rows of ventral plates ; femoral pores twelve to thirteen ; frouto-parietals distinct ; supraoculars four ; caudal scales slightly oblique. Description of type specimen. -Nostril auterior to nasal suture ; three parietals ; four supraoculars ;
more » ... supraoculars ; seven supraciliares ; a freno-orbital ; two frouto-parietals ; scales on middle of eyelid slightly enlarged, hexagonal ; nasal in contact with second upper labial, postnasal and second upper labial being separated ; posterior gular scales small, abruptly separated from the anterior, the line of demarcation between them being emphasized by the two rows nearest the latter being markedly smaller than the rest of the posterior ones ; plates of the collar rather large, in several rows, the marginal largest ; dorsal granules smooth, rather large ; ventral plates in eight longitudinal and thirty-one transverse rows. Two large preanals, wider than high, the posterior plate being widest. Three rows of brachials of nearly the same size ; antebrachials continuous with brachials, in two rows, the outer one hardly larger ; granules along posterior edge of under side of forearm but slightly enlarged. Five rows of femorals, outer largest ; tibials in three rows, outer largest. Upper aud lateral caudal scales slightly oblique, rather strongly keeled, and pointed posteriorly. Color above dark brown, with six longitudinal light lines and a median clay-colored band of the same shade as the top of the head ; two light longitudinal lines on four limbs and three on hind limbs ; under side whitish, more or less suffused with bluish, especially on the flanks. For dimensions, see table below. In addition to the type, there are four other specimens which agree with it in all essential points ; two of them have thirteen femoral pores, while two have only twelve; two have thirty-three rows of ventrals, one has thirty-one, and one thirty; three have three antebrachial rows,
doi:10.5479/si.00963801.788.643 fatcat:xoa3nqsyvnczlapkxzabmaos7y