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Crotaphytus insularis VAN DENBURGH & SLEVIN, 1921

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Higher TaxaCrotaphytidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesE: Eastern Collared Lizard
S: Cachorón de Collar Negro 
SynonymCrotaphytus insularis VAN DENBURGH & SLEVIN 1921
Crotaphytus collaris insularis — SOULÉ & SLOAN 1966
Crotaphytus insularis insularis — SMITH & TANNER 1972
Crotaphytus insularis — STEBBINS 1985: 121
Crotaphytus insularis — LINER 1994 
DistributionMexico (Baja California: Angel de la Guarda Island)

Type locality: Angel de la Guarda Island, 7 miles north of Pond Island, Gulf of California, Baja California  
TypesHolotype: CAS 49151 
CommentMontanucci (1983) downgraded Crotaphytus bicinctores to C. insularis bicinctores but others revalidated it. Crotaphytus insularis is part of a natural group containing C. bicinctores, C. grismeri, and C. vestigium and is the sister species of C. vestigium (McGuire 1996). 
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