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Distribution

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Continent: Middle-America
Distribution: Mexico (from S Nayarit to Colima, Guanajuato , Michoacan) dugesii: Jalisco, Colima, Nayarit.
Type locality: Colima. intermedius: Guanajuato, Michoacan, San Luis Potosi.
Type locality: La Noria, near Zamora, hacienda of D. Epifanio Jiménez (Michoacan). pleurolepis:
Type locality: North of Río Santiago, Jalisco, Mexico.
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Spiny lizard

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A spiny lizard (Sceloporus sp.) at the Houston Zoo.
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A yellow-backed spiny lizard,
Sceloporus uniformis
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A sagebrush lizard,
Sceloporus graciosus

Spiny lizards is a common name for the genus Sceloporus in the family Phrynosomatidae. The genus is endemic to North America and Central America. This genus includes some of the most commonly seen lizards in the United States.

Common names

Other common names for lizards in the genus Sceloporus include fence lizards, scaly lizards, and swifts.[1]

Taxonomy

The 108 species in the genus Sceloporus are organized into 21 species groups. However, their relationships to each other are currently under review. Listed below are species of Sceloporus:[2][3]

Species

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

See also

  • Moloch horridus, an unrelated Australian lizard that is sometimes also referred to as "spiny lizard"

References

  1. ^ Zim HS, Smith HM (1956). Reptiles and Amphibians: A Guide to Familiar American Species: A Golden Nature Guide. Revised Edition. New York: Simon & Schuster. 160 pp. (Genus Sceloporus, pp. 56-57, 155).
  2. ^ Genus Sceloporus at The Reptile Database. www.reptile-database.org.
  3. ^ "Sceloporus ". ITIS. www.itis.gov.
  4. ^ Grummer, Jared A.; Bryson, Robert W. Jr (2014). "A new species of bunchgrass lizard (Squamata: Phrynosomatidae) from the southern sky islands of the Sierra Madre Occidental, Mexico" (PDF). Zootaxa. 3790 (3): 439–450. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.3790.3.3.
  5. ^ a b c d Wiens, John J.; Penkrot, Tonya A. (2002). "Delimiting Species Using DNA and Morphological Variation and Discordant Species Limits in Spiny Lizards (Sceloporus)". Systematic Biology. 51 (1): 69–91. doi:10.1080/106351502753475880. PMID 11943093.
  6. ^ a b c Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael; Grayson, Michael (2011). The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. xiii + 296 pp. ISBN 978-1-4214-0135-5. (Sceloporus jarrovii, p. 292; S. slevin, p. 245; S. tanneri, p. 260).

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Spiny lizard: Brief Summary

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Sceloporus uniformis  src= A sagebrush lizard,
Sceloporus graciosus

Spiny lizards is a common name for the genus Sceloporus in the family Phrynosomatidae. The genus is endemic to North America and Central America. This genus includes some of the most commonly seen lizards in the United States.

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