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Crotaphytus grismeri MCGUIRE, 1994

IUCN Red List - Crotaphytus grismeri - Least Concern, LC

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Higher TaxaCrotaphytidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymCrotaphytus grismeri MCGUIRE 1994
Crotaphytus grismeri — FLORES-VILLELA & CANSECO-MÁRQUEZ 2004 
DistributionMexico (Sierra de Los Cucapas and contiguous Sierra El Mayor, Baja California)

Type locality: Cañón David, a low pass that separates the contiguous Sierra de Los Cumpás and Sierra El Mayor,
approximately 2 km W. Mex. Hwy. 5 on the dirt road to the sulfur mine (turnoff at KM 49 S. Mexicali), Baja California, México.  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: CES 067-629. 
CommentThis species is distinguished from all other Crotaphytus by its small adult size, green pigmentation within the pale bar separating the anterior and posterior collars, a dull orange colored tail and hind limbs in subadult females, a unique hind limb color pattern, and a well demarcated, pale tan dorsal caudal stripe in juveniles of both sexes. 
References
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Jones, L.L. & Lovich, R.E. 2009. Lizards of the American Southwest. A photographic field guide. Rio Nuevo Publishers, Tucson, AZ, 568 pp. [review in Reptilia 86: 84] - get paper here
  • Lipfert, J. 2004. Halsbandleguane (die Gattung Crotaphytus). Natur und Tier Verlag (Münster), 64 pp. - get paper here
  • McGuire J A. 1994. A new species of collared lizard (Iguania: Crotaphytidae) from northeastern Baja California, Mexico. Herpetologica 50 (4): 438-450. - get paper here
 
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