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Ctenosaura clarki BAILEY, 1928

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Higher TaxaIguanidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Balsas Armed Lizard
S: Nopilchi 
SynonymCtenosaura clarki BAILEY 1928: 44
Enyaliosaurus clarki — SMITH & TAYLOR 1950: 76
Enyaliosaurus clarki — DUELLMAN & DUELLMAN 1959
Enyaliosaurus clarki — DUELLMAN 1966
Enyaliosaurus clarki — GICCA 1982
Ctenosaura clarki — LINER 1994
Ctenosaura (Enyaliosaurus) clarki — KÖHLER et al. 2000
Ctenosaura clarki — CRUZ-SÁENZ et al. 2017
Ctenosaura clarki — HEIMES 2022 
DistributionW Mexico (Jalisco, Michoacan: valley of the Rio Tepalcatepec, Guerrero)

Type locality: Ovopeo, Michoacán, 1000 ft.  
TypesHolotype: MCZ 22454 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: BAILEY 1928: 44 
EtymologyNamed after Dr. Herbert Charles Clark (1877-1960), the first Director of Gorgas Memorial Laboratory, Panama (1929-1954). 
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  • Bailey, J. W. 1928. A revision of the lizards of the genus Ctenosaura. Proc. US Natl. Mus. 73 (2733): 1-55. - get paper here
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Buckley, Larry J.; Kevin de Queiroz, Tandora D. Grant, Bradford D. Hollingsworth, John B. Iverson (Chair, <br />Stesha A. Pasachnik, and Catherine L. Stephen (Iguana Taxonomy Working Group, ITWG 2016. A Checklist of the Iguanas of the World (Iguanidae; Iguaninae). Herp. Cons. Biol. 11 (Monograph 6) - get paper here
  • Cruz-Sáenz, D., F. J. Muñoz-Nolasco, V. Mata-Silva, J. D. Johnson, E. García-Padilla, and L. D. Wilson. 2017. The herpetofauna of Jalisco, Mexico: composition, distribution, and conservation status. Mesoamerican Herpetology 4(1): 23–118 - get paper here
  • de Queiroz K 1995. Checklist and key to the extant species of Mexican iguanas (Reptilia: Iguaninae). Publ. Esp. Mus. Zool. Univ. Nac. Autón. México 9: 1-48
  • Duellman, William E. 1966. The Central American herpetofauna: An ecological perspective. Copeia 1966 (4): 700-719 - get paper here
  • Gicca D F 1982. Enyaliosaurus clarki (Bailey). Balsas armed lizard. Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles ( 301: 1-2 - get paper here
  • Heimes, P. 2022. LIZARDS OF MEXICO - Part 1 Iguanian lizards. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt Am Main, 448 pp.
  • Köhler, G.; W. Schroth & B. Streit 2000. Systematics of the Ctenosaura group of lizards (Reptilia: Sauria: Iguanidae). Amphibia-Reptilia 21 (2): 177-191 - get paper here
  • Malone, Catherine L.; Víctor Hugo Reynoso, Larry Buckley 2017. Never judge an iguana by its spines: Systematics of the Yucatan spiny tailed iguana, Ctenosaura defensor (Cope, 1866). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 115: 27-39 - get paper here
  • Palacios-Aguilar, Ricardo & OSCAR FLORES-VILLELA 2018. An updated checklist of the herpetofauna from Guerrero, Mexico. Zootaxa 4422 (1): 1-24 - get paper here
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