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Laemanctus serratus COPE, 1864

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Higher TaxaCorytophanidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
SubspeciesLaemanctus serratus alticoronatus COPE 1866
Laemanctus serratus mccoyi PEREZ-HIGAREDA & VOGT 1985
Laemanctus serratus serratus COPE 1864 
Common NamesSerrated Casquehead Iguana 
SynonymLaemanctus serratus COPE 1864
Laemanctus serratus — BOULENGER 1885: 104
Laemanctus serratus — SMITH & TAYLOR 1950: 70
Laemanctus serratus serratus — MCCOY 1968: 672
Laemanctus serratus — LINER 1994
Laemanctus serratus — KÖHLER 2000
Laemanctus serratus — MATA-SILVA et al. 2015

Laemanctus serratus alticoronatus COPE 1866
Laemanctus alticoronatus COPE 1866: 192
Laemanctus alticoronatus — BOULENGER 1885: 105
Laemanctus alticoronatus — BARBOUR & COLE 1906: 149
Laemanctus alticoronatus — SMITH & TAYLOR 1950: 70
Laemanctus serratus alticoronatus — MCCRANIE & KÖHLER 2004

Laemanctus serratus mccoyi PEREZ-HIGAREDA & VOGT 1985
Laemanctus serratus mccoyi — MCCRANIE & KÖHLER 2004 
DistributionMexico (Yucatan, Chiapas, Oaxaca, Veracruz, Guanajuato, Hidalgo, Campeche, Quintana Roo, San Luis Potosí, Tamaulipas, Puebla, Quéretaro [HR 27: 210]), Belize, Honduras, Guatemala

serratus: C Veracruz northwards. Type locality: Orizaba Valley, Mexico

alticoronatus: Yucatan. Type locality: “Yucatan, near Merida”.

mccoyi: S Veracruz. Type locality: “El Acuyal, municipality of Catemaco, Veracruz, México”. Map legend:
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NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
 
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: RMNH 2845 (serratus)
Holotype: USNM 12283 (alticoronatus)
Holotype: UNAM-LT 1326 (mccoyi) 
Comment 
EtymologyThe specific epithet is derived from the Latin words serratus, meaning "toothed like a saw," in reference to the serrated posterior edge of the head casque (Lemos-Espinal & Dixon 2013). 
References
  • Álvarez DEL TORO, M., & SMITH, H. M. 1956. Notulae herpetologicae Chiapasiae. I. Herpetologica 12: 3-17 - get paper here
  • Barbour, T., and L. J. Cole. 1906. Vertebrata from Yucatan. Reptilia, Amphibia and Pisces. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard 50: 146-159 - get paper here
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1885. Catalogue of the lizards in the British Museum (Natural History). Vol. 2, Second edition. London, xiii+497 pp. - get paper here
  • Boulenger, George A. 1877. Étude monographique du genre Læmanctus et description d'une espèce nouvelle. Bulletin de la Société Zoologique de France 2: 460-466 - get paper here
  • Campbell, J.A. 1998. Amphibians and reptiles of northern Guatemala, the Yucatán, and Belize. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, xiii + 380 pp. - get paper here
  • Canseco-Marquez, Luis; Gutierrez-Mayen, Quadalupe 1998. Geographic Distribution. Laemanctus serratus serratus. Herpetological Review 29 (1): 51 - get paper here
  • Cope, E.D. 1864. Contributions to the herpetology of tropical America. Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia 16: 166-181. - get paper here
  • Cope, E.D. 1866. Fourth contribution lo the herpetology of tropical America. Proc. Acad. nat. Sci. Philadelphia, 18: 123-132 - get paper here
  • Cope, E.D. 1866. Third contribution to the herpetology of tropical America. Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia 17 [1865]: 185-198 - get paper here
  • Dixon, James R. and Julio A. Lemos-Espinal 2010. Amphibians and reptiles of the state of Queretaro, Mexico. Tlalnepantla UNAM, 428 pp.
  • Gaige,H. 1936. Some reptiles and amphibians from Yucatan and Campeche, Mexico. Carnegie Inst. Wash. Publ., (457): 289-304.
  • García, Ulises Padilla;Ballardo, Walter Schmidt;Mendoza-Quijano, Fernando 1996. Geographic Distribution. Laemanctus serratus serratus. Herpetological Review 27 (4): 211 - get paper here
  • González-Sánchez, V. H., J. D. Johnson, E. García-Padilla, V. Mata-Silva, D. L. DeSantis and L. D. Wilson. 2017. The Herpetofauna of the Mexican Yucatan Peninsula: composition, distribution, and conservation status. Mesoamerican Herpetology 4(2): 264–380 - get paper here
  • Hribal, J. & Holanova, V. 2004. Laemanctus serratus, The Casquehead Iguana. Reptilia (GB) (32): 48-52 - get paper here
  • Johnson, Jerry D.; Vicente Mata-Silva, Elí García Padilla, and Larry David Wilson 2015. The Herpetofauna of Chiapas, Mexico: composition, distribution, and conservation. Mesoamerican Herpetology 2 (3): 272–329. - get paper here
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  • Lemos-Espinal, Julio A. and James R. Dixon 2013. Amphibians and Reptiles of San Luis Potosí. Eagle Mountain Publishing, xii + 300 pp.
  • Lemos-Espinal, Julio A., Geoffrey R. Smith 2015. Amphibians and reptiles of the state of Hidalgo, Mexico. Check List 11 (3): 1642 - get paper here
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  • Mata-Silva, Vicente, Jerry D. Johnson, Larry David Wilson and Elí García-Padilla. 2015. The herpetofauna of Oaxaca, Mexico: composition, physiographic distribution, and conservation status. Mesoamerican Herpetology 2 (1): 6–62 - get paper here
  • McCOY, C. J. 1968. A review of the genus Laemanctus (Reptilia: Iguanidae). Copeia 1968 (4): 665-78. - get paper here
  • McCranie, J.R. & Köhler, G. 2004. Laemanctus serratus. Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles 796: 1-5 - get paper here
  • McCranie, J.R. & Köhler, G. 2004. Laemanctus Wiegmann, Casqueheaded Basilisks, Cutetes. Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles 794: 1-2 - get paper here
  • McCranie, James R. 2015. A checklist of the amphibians and reptiles of Honduras, with additions, comments on taxonomy, some recent taxonomic decisions, and areas of further studies needed. Zootaxa 3931 (3): 352–386 - get paper here
  • Perez-Higareda G. & Vogt, R.C. 1985. A new subspecies of arboreal lizard, genus Laemanctus, from the mountainous region of Los Tuxtlas, Veracruz, Mexico (Lacertilia, Iguanidae). Bull. Maryland Herp. Soc. 21: 139-144
  • Smith,H.M. & Taylor,E.H. 1950. An annotated checklist and key to the reptiles of Mexico exclusive of the snakes. Bull. US Natl. Mus. 199: 1-253 - get paper here
  • Solís, J. M., L. D. Wilson, and J. H. Townsend. 2014. An updated list of the amphibians and reptiles of Honduras, with comments on their nomenclature. Mesoamerican Herpetology 1: 123–144 - get paper here
  • Terán-Juárez, Sergio A., Elí García Padilla, Vicente Mata-Silva, Jerry D. Johnson and Larry David Wilson. 2016. The herpetofauna of Tamaulipas, Mexico: composition, distribution, and conservation status. Mesoamerican Herpetology 3 (1): 43–113 - get paper here
  • Vieira, G. H. C., Colli, G. R. & Báo, S. N. 2005. Phylogenetic relationships of corytophanid lizards (Iguania, Squamata, Reptilia) based on partitioned and total evidence analyses of sperm morphology, gross morphology, and DNA data. Zoologica Scripta 34 (6): 605-625.
 
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