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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Cladus: Eureptilia
Cladus: Romeriida
Subclassis: Diapsida
Cladus: Sauria
Infraclassis: Lepidosauromorpha
Superordo: Lepidosauria
Ordo: Squamata
Cladus: Unidentata, Episquamata, Toxicofera
Subordo: Anguimorpha
Infraordo: Neoanguimorpha
Superfamilia: Diploglossa

Familia: Anguidae
Subfamilia: Gerrhonotinae
Genus: Barisia
Species (7): B. ciliaris – B. herrerae – B. imbricata – B. jonesi – B. levicollis – B. planifrons – B. rudicollis

Barisia Gray, 1838: 390

Type species: Gerrhonotus imbricatus Wiegmann, 1828, by subsequent designation by Stejneger (1890: 183).

Tropidogerrhonotus Fitzinger, 1843: 21

Type species: Gerrhonotus rudicollis Wiegmann, 1828, by original designation.

Barissia Gray, 1845: 54 [incorrect subsequent spelling]
Tropidogerrhum Agassiz, 1846: 380 [incorrect subsequent spelling]

Primary references

Gray, J.E. 1838. Catalogue of the slender-tongued saurians, with descriptions of many new genera and species. Part 3. Annals of Natural History Series 1, 1: 388–394. BHL
Fitzinger, L. 1843. Systema Reptilium. Fasciculus primus. Amblyglossae. Braumüller et Seidel: Wien. vi + 106 pp. BHL Reference page.
Agassiz, L. 1846. Nomenclatoris zoologici index universalis. Soloduri. i–viii + 393 pp.

Additional references

Tihen, J.A. 1949. The Genera of Gerrhonotine Lizards. The American Midland Naturalist 41(3): 580–601. DOI: 10.2307/2421775 Paywall; JSTOR Hybrid open access journal Reference page.
Tihen, J.A. 1949. A review of the lizard genus Barisia. The University of Kansas science bulletin 33(3): 217–254. BHL Reference page.
Good, D.A. 1988. Phylogenetic Relationships Among Gerrhonotine Lizards: An Analysis of External Morphology. In University of California Publications in Zoology volume 121. University of California Press: Berkeley & Los Angeles. 139 pp. ISBN 9780520097445 Reference page.
Smith, H.M., Burg, T.M. & Chiszar, D. 2002. Evolutionary speciation in the alligator lizards of the genus Barisia. Bulletin of the Maryland Herpetological Society 38(1): 23–26. BHL Reference page.
Zaldívar-Riverón, A. & Nieto-Montes de Oca, A. 2002. Variation in the rare lizard Barisia rudicollis (Wiegmann) (Anguidae) with description of a new species from Central Mexico. Herpetologica 58(3): 313–326. DOI: 10.1655/0018-0831(2002)058[0313:VITRLB]2.0.CO;2 Reference page.
Zaldívar-Riverón, A., Nieto-Montes de Oca, A. & Laclette, J.P. 2005. Phylogeny and evolution of dorsal pattern in the Mexican endemic lizard genus Barisia (Anguidae: Gerrhonotinae). Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research 43(3): 243–257. DOI: 10.1111/j.1439-0469.2005.00308.x Reference page.


Uetz, P. & Hallermann, J. 2021. Barisia . The Reptile Database. Accessed on 2 November 2018.

Barisia is a genus of lizards in the family Anguidae. The genus is endemic to Mexico.[1]

The following species are recognized as being valid.[1]

Barisia ciliaris (H.M. Smith, 1942)
Barisia herrerae Zaldívar-Riverón & Nieto-Montes de Oca, 2002
Barisia imbricata (Wiegmann, 1828)
Barisia jonesi Guillette & H.M. Smith, 1982
Barisia levicollis Stejneger, 1890
Barisia planifrons (Bocourt, 1878)
Barisia rudicollis (Wiegmann, 1828)

Nota bene: A binomial authority in parentheses indicates that the species was originally described in a genus other than Barisia.

"Barisia ". The Reptile Database.

Further reading

Gray JE (1838). "Catalogue of the Slender-tongued Saurians, with Descriptions of many new Genera and Species". Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., [First Series] 1: 274–283, 388–394. (Barisia, new genus, p. 390).

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