A New Species of Blue-Tailed Skink (Scincidae: Plestiodon) from the Sierra Madre del Sur, Mexico

@article{GarcaVzquez2021ANS,
  title={A New Species of Blue-Tailed Skink (Scincidae: Plestiodon) from the Sierra Madre del Sur, Mexico},
  author={Uri Omar Garc{\'i}a-V{\'a}zquez and Carlos J Pav{\'o}n-V{\'a}zquez and Manuel Fer{\'i}a-Ort{\'i}z and Adri{\'a}n nieto-Montes de Oca},
  journal={Herpetologica},
  year={2021},
  volume={77},
  pages={85 - 93}
}
Abstract Recent studies on the systematics and phylogeny of the blue-tailed skinks in the Plestiodon brevirostris group identified a population from the Sierra Madre del Sur of eastern Guerrero, Mexico, that appeared to represent an undescribed species. Here, we formally describe this lineage as a new species, compare it with the other species in the P. brevirostris group, identify a specimen from western Oaxaca that belongs to the new species, and provide an updated key to the group. The new… 
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