Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species is endemic to Mexico, where it ranges from western Puebla, to western Michoacan and Jalisco (north of the Mexican Plateau), to northern Guanajuato, Queretaro and Hidalgo. It is found from 1,850 to 3,600 m asl.
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Continent: Middle-America
Distribution: Mexico (Puebla, CW Michoacan, Jalisco, Distrito Federal, México, Morelos, N Guanajuato), elevation 2000-3000 m  
Type locality: Mexico (by inference). Restricted to Tres Cumbres by SMITH & TAYLOR 1950.
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Physical Description

Type Information

Paratype for Sceloporus aeneus subniger
Catalog Number: USNM 111587
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Amphibians & Reptiles
Preparation: Ethanol
Year Collected: 1939
Locality: Toluca, 15 km W of, México, Mexico
  • Paratype: Poglayen, I. & Smith, H. M. 1958. Herpetologica. 14 (1): 13.
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Paratype for Sceloporus aeneus subniger
Catalog Number: USNM 111586
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Amphibians & Reptiles
Preparation: Ethanol
Year Collected: 1939
Locality: Toluca, 15 km W of, México, Mexico
  • Paratype: Poglayen, I. & Smith, H. M. 1958. Herpetologica. 14 (1): 13.
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Paratype for Sceloporus aeneus subniger
Catalog Number: USNM 111585
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Amphibians & Reptiles
Preparation: Ethanol
Year Collected: 1939
Locality: Toluca, 15 km W of, México, Mexico
  • Paratype: Poglayen, I. & Smith, H. M. 1958. Herpetologica. 14 (1): 13.
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Paratype for Sceloporus aeneus subniger
Catalog Number: USNM 111584
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Amphibians & Reptiles
Preparation: Ethanol
Year Collected: 1939
Locality: Toluca, 15 km W of, México, Mexico
  • Paratype: Poglayen, I. & Smith, H. M. 1958. Herpetologica. 14 (1): 13.
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Paratype for Sceloporus aeneus subniger
Catalog Number: USNM 111583
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Amphibians & Reptiles
Preparation: Ethanol
Year Collected: 1939
Locality: Toluca, 15 km W of, México, Mexico
  • Paratype: Poglayen, I. & Smith, H. M. 1958. Herpetologica. 14 (1): 13.
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Paratype for Sceloporus aeneus subniger
Catalog Number: USNM 111582
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Amphibians & Reptiles
Preparation: Ethanol
Year Collected: 1939
Locality: Toluca, 15 km W of, México, Mexico
  • Paratype: Poglayen, I. & Smith, H. M. 1958. Herpetologica. 14 (1): 13.
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Paratype for Sceloporus aeneus subniger
Catalog Number: USNM 111581
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Amphibians & Reptiles
Preparation: Ethanol
Year Collected: 1939
Locality: Toluca, 15 km W of, México, Mexico
  • Paratype: Poglayen, I. & Smith, H. M. 1958. Herpetologica. 14 (1): 13.
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Paratype for Sceloporus aeneus subniger
Catalog Number: USNM 111580
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Amphibians & Reptiles
Preparation: Ethanol
Year Collected: 1939
Locality: Toluca, 15 km W of, México, Mexico
  • Paratype: Poglayen, I. & Smith, H. M. 1958. Herpetologica. 14 (1): 13.
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Paratype for Sceloporus aeneus subniger
Catalog Number: USNM 111579
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Amphibians & Reptiles
Preparation: Ethanol
Year Collected: 1939
Locality: Toluca, 15 km W of, México, Mexico
  • Paratype: Poglayen, I. & Smith, H. M. 1958. Herpetologica. 14 (1): 13.
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Paratype for Sceloporus aeneus subniger
Catalog Number: USNM 111578
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Amphibians & Reptiles
Preparation: Ethanol
Year Collected: 1939
Locality: Toluca, 15 km W of, México, Mexico
  • Paratype: Poglayen, I. & Smith, H. M. 1958. Herpetologica. 14 (1): 13.
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Paratype for Sceloporus aeneus subniger
Catalog Number: USNM 111577
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Amphibians & Reptiles
Preparation: Ethanol
Year Collected: 1939
Locality: Toluca, 15 km W of, México, Mexico
  • Paratype: Poglayen, I. & Smith, H. M. 1958. Herpetologica. 14 (1): 13.
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Paratype for Sceloporus aeneus subniger
Catalog Number: USNM 111576
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Amphibians & Reptiles
Preparation: Ethanol
Year Collected: 1939
Locality: Toluca, 15 km W of, México, Mexico
  • Paratype: Poglayen, I. & Smith, H. M. 1958. Herpetologica. 14 (1): 13.
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Paratype for Sceloporus aeneus subniger
Catalog Number: USNM 111575
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Amphibians & Reptiles
Preparation: Ethanol
Year Collected: 1939
Locality: Toluca, 15 km W of, México, Mexico
  • Paratype: Poglayen, I. & Smith, H. M. 1958. Herpetologica. 14 (1): 13.
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Paratype for Sceloporus aeneus subniger
Catalog Number: USNM 111574
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Amphibians & Reptiles
Preparation: Ethanol
Year Collected: 1939
Locality: Toluca, 15 km W of, México, Mexico
  • Paratype: Poglayen, I. & Smith, H. M. 1958. Herpetologica. 14 (1): 13.
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Paratype for Sceloporus aeneus subniger
Catalog Number: USNM 111573
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Amphibians & Reptiles
Preparation: Ethanol
Year Collected: 1939
Locality: Toluca, 15 km W of, México, Mexico
  • Paratype: Poglayen, I. & Smith, H. M. 1958. Herpetologica. 14 (1): 13.
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Paratype for Sceloporus aeneus subniger
Catalog Number: USNM 111572
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Amphibians & Reptiles
Preparation: Ethanol
Year Collected: 1939
Locality: Toluca, 15 km W of, México, Mexico
  • Paratype: Poglayen, I. & Smith, H. M. 1958. Herpetologica. 14 (1): 13.
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Paratype for Sceloporus aeneus subniger
Catalog Number: USNM 111571
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Amphibians & Reptiles
Preparation: Ethanol
Year Collected: 1939
Locality: Toluca, 15 km W of, México, Mexico
  • Paratype: Poglayen, I. & Smith, H. M. 1958. Herpetologica. 14 (1): 13.
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Paratype for Sceloporus aeneus subniger
Catalog Number: USNM 111570
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Amphibians & Reptiles
Preparation: Ethanol
Year Collected: 1939
Locality: Toluca, 15 km W of, México, Mexico
  • Paratype: Poglayen, I. & Smith, H. M. 1958. Herpetologica. 14 (1): 13.
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Paratype for Sceloporus aeneus subniger
Catalog Number: USNM 111569
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Amphibians & Reptiles
Preparation: Ethanol
Year Collected: 1939
Locality: Toluca, 15 km W of, México, Mexico
  • Paratype: Poglayen, I. & Smith, H. M. 1958. Herpetologica. 14 (1): 13.
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Paratype for Sceloporus aeneus subniger
Catalog Number: USNM 111568
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Amphibians & Reptiles
Preparation: Ethanol
Year Collected: 1939
Locality: Toluca, 15 km W of, México, Mexico
  • Paratype: Poglayen, I. & Smith, H. M. 1958. Herpetologica. 14 (1): 13.
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Paratype for Sceloporus aeneus subniger
Catalog Number: USNM 111567
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Amphibians & Reptiles
Preparation: Ethanol
Year Collected: 1939
Locality: Toluca, 15 km W of, México, Mexico
  • Paratype: Poglayen, I. & Smith, H. M. 1958. Herpetologica. 14 (1): 13.
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Paratype for Sceloporus aeneus subniger
Catalog Number: USNM 111566
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Amphibians & Reptiles
Preparation: Ethanol
Year Collected: 1939
Locality: Toluca, 15 km W of, México, Mexico
  • Paratype: Poglayen, I. & Smith, H. M. 1958. Herpetologica. 14 (1): 13.
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Paratype for Sceloporus aeneus subniger
Catalog Number: USNM 111565
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Amphibians & Reptiles
Preparation: Ethanol
Year Collected: 1939
Locality: Toluca, 15 km W of, México, Mexico
  • Paratype: Poglayen, I. & Smith, H. M. 1958. Herpetologica. 14 (1): 13.
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Paratype for Sceloporus aeneus subniger
Catalog Number: USNM 111564
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Amphibians & Reptiles
Preparation: Ethanol
Year Collected: 1939
Locality: Toluca, 15 km W of, México, Mexico
  • Paratype: Poglayen, I. & Smith, H. M. 1958. Herpetologica. 14 (1): 13.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
The species inhabits in a great variety of habitats and microhabitats such as pine forest, bunchgrass, rocky areas and rock crevices. It is present in modified habitats including agricultural land. It is a viviparous species.

Systems
  • Terrestrial
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
LC
Least Concern

Red List Criteria

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2007

Assessor/s
Canseco-Márquez, L., Mendoza-Quijano, F. & Ponce-Campos, P.

Reviewer/s
Cox, N., Chanson, J.S. & Stuart, S.N. (Global Reptile Assessment Coordinating Team)

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Justification
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, it occurs in a number of protected areas, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
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Population

Population
It is a common species.

Population Trend
Stable
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Threats

Major Threats
There appear to be no major threats to this species.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
It is present in at least five protected areas. No specific conservation measures are needed for this species.
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