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Dipsosaurus catalinensis (VAN DENBURGH, 1922)

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Higher TaxaIguanidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common Names(Santa) Catalina Desert Iguana 
SynonymDipsosaurus catalinensis VAN DENBURGH 1922
Dipsosaurus dorsalis catalinensis — SOULÉ & SLOAN 1966
Dipsosaurus dorsalis catalinensis — HULSE 1992
Dipsosaurus catalinensis — GRISMER 1999
Dipsosaurus catalinensis — GRISMER 2002
Dipsosaurus catalinensis — LOVICH et al. 2009
Dipsosaurus catalinensis — JONES & LOVICH 2009 
DistributionMexico (endemic to Santa Catalina, Baja California)

Type locality: “Santa Catalina Island, Gulf of California [Baja California Sur], Mexico.”  
Reproductionoviparous. 
TypesHolotype: CAS 50505 
Diagnosis 
CommentSubspecies: GRISMER (1999) elevated catalinensis to full (evolutionary) species status because it is the only Dipsosaurus “in which the entire gular region is heavily suffused in dark brown. In all other populations, the gular region is either lightly streaked with gray or has a dark brown central area from which radiate darker streaks”.

Distribution: Hulse (1992) erroneously figured catalinensis as occurring on Isla San José. 
Etymology 
References
  • 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
  • Grismer, L. Lee. 1999. An evolutionary classification of reptiles on islands in the Gulf of California, México. Herpetologica 55 (4): 446-469 - get paper here
  • Hulse, Arthur C. 1992. Dipsosaurus, D. dorsalis. Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles (542): 1-6 - 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
  • Lovich, R.E.; Grismer, L.L. & Danemann, G. 2009. CONSERVATION STATUS OF THE HERPETOFAUNA OF BAJA CALIFORNIA, MÉXICO AND ASSOCIATED ISLANDS IN THE SEA OF CORTEZ AND PACIFIC OCEAN. Herp. Cons. Biol. 4 (3):358-378 - get paper here
  • Soulé, Michael & Sloan, Allen J. 1966. Biogeography and distribution of the reptiles and amphibians on islands in the Gulf of California, Mexico. Transactions of the San Diego Society of Natural History 14 (11): 137-156 - get paper here
  • Van Denburgh, John 1922. The Reptiles of Western North America. Volume I. Lizards and Volume II. Snakes and Turtles. Occ. Pap. Cal. Acad. Sci. (10): 1–612; 613-1028 - get paper here
 
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