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Phrynosoma bauri MONTANUCCI, 2015

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Higher TaxaPhrynosomatidae, Phrynosomatinae, Phrynosomatini; Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesBaur’s Short-horned Lizard 
SynonymPhrynosoma bauri MONTANUCCI 2015
Phrynosoma douglassi — GENTRY 1885: 140 (part)
Phrynosoma douglassii hernandesi — COPE 1900: 413 (part)
Phrynosoma douglassii ornatissimum — VAN DENBURGH 1922: 377(part)
Phrynosoma douglassii brevirostre — SMITH 1946: 302 (part)
Phrynosoma douglassii ornatissimum — SMITH 1946: 305 (part)
Phrynosoma douglassii brevirostre — REEVE 1952: 913 (part)
Phrynosoma douglassii ornatissimum — REEVE 1952: 927 (part)
Phrynosoma hernandezi — ZAMUDIO et al. 1997: 302 (part)
Phrynosoma (Tapaja) hernandezi bauri — DE QUEIROZ in CROTHER et al. 2017 
DistributionUSA (Colorado, Nebraska, SE Wyoming, NE New Mexico)

Type locality: 12.8 km north of Orchard, Morgan County, Colorado  
TypesHolotype. UCM 11356, adult male, collected from 12.8 km north of Orchard, Morgan County, Colorado, by V. Janzen on 10 May 1958 (Fig. 11).
Paratopotypes. UCM 11358–59, both males, collected by V. Janzen on 10 May 1958. 
CommentHybridization: P. bauri hybridizes with P. hernandesi (Montanucci 2015).

Distribution: see maps in Montanucci 2015. 
EtymologyThe subspecific epithet bauri is a Latin patronym in the genitive singular, honoring the late Bertrand E. Baur, a longtime friend and avid student of Phrynosoma. 
  • Cope, E.D. 1900. The crocodilians, lizards and snakes of North America. Ann. Rep. U.S. Natl. Mus. 1898: 153-1270 - get paper here
  • Gentry, A.F. 1885. A review of the genus Phrynosoma. Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philad. (ser. 3) 37: 138-148 - get paper here
  • MONTANUCCI, RICHARD R. 2015. A taxonomic revision of the Phrynosoma douglasii species complex (Squamata: Phrynosomatidae) Zootaxa 4015 (1): 001–177
  • Reeve, Wayne L. 1952. Taxonomy and distribution of the horned lizard genus Phrynosoma. Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull. 34 (14): 817-960 - get paper here
  • Smith, Hobart M. 1946. Handbook of Lizards: Lizards of the United States and of Canada. Comstock, Ithaca, NY, xxii + 557 pp.
  • 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
  • Zamudio, Kelly R., Jones, K. Bruce & Ward, Ryk H. 1997. Molecular systematics of Short-horned lizards: Biogeography and taxonomy of a widespread species complex. Systematic Biology 46 (2): 284-305 - get paper here
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