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Phrynosoma braconnieri BOCOURT, 1870

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Higher TaxaPhrynosomatidae, Phrynosomatinae, Phrynosomatini; Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Short-tail Horned Lizard
G: Kurzschwanz-Krötenechse
S: Camaleón de Cola-Corta 
SynonymPhrynosoma braconnieri BOCOURT 1870: 233
Phrynosoma braconnieri — GENTRY 1885: 147
Phrynosoma braconnieri — BOULENGER 1885: 248
Phrynosoma braconnieri — SMITH & TAYLOR 1950: 100
Phrynosoma braconnieri — LINER 1994
Phrynosoma braconnieri — LINER 2007
Phrynosoma braconnieri — CANSECO-MÁRQUEZ & GUTIÉRREZ-MAYÉN 2010
Phrynosoma braconnieri — KÖHLER 2021 
DistributionMexico (exreme southern edge of the central Meican plateau; semiarid portions of Puebla and Oaxaca, Veracruz).

Type locality: Oaxaca  
Reproductionovovivparous (Lambert & Wiens 2013). 
TypesSyntypes: MNHN-RA 1919, MNHN-RA 1920, MNHN-RA 2095, MNHN-RA 2499 (4 specimens) 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: A small species of the genus Phrynosoma (SVL to 68 mm) that is distinguished from all congeners by having an extremely short tail (shorter than head) and the temporal spines about the same length as the occipital spines. It has the following combination of characters: (1) two moderately enlarged occipital spines, about the same length as largest temporal spines; (2) three moderately enlarged temporal spines; (3) lateral abdominal fringe in one scale row; (4) ventral scales keeled; (5) small, granular, subequal or with a single marginal row of slightly enlarged scales on each side, separated from infralabials by one scale row; (6) ventral surface of body with dark spots; (7) tail length shorter than head; (8) ovoviviparous (Baur & Köhler 2021). 
CommentGroup: Belongs to the Brevicauda clade fide LEACHE & MCGUIRE 2006. 
EtymologyNamed after Séraphin Braconnier (1812-1844), who worked in the Natural History Museum in Paris. See Bour & Brygoo 2013 for biographical details. 
  • Arias-Balderas, S. F., Hernández-Ríos, A. & Correa-Sánchez, F. 2012. Phrynosoma braconnieri (short-tailed horned lizard) predation. Herpetological Review 43: 335-336 - get paper here
  • Baur, B. & Köhler, G. 2021. Krötenechsen - Biologie, Pflege, Zucht. Frankfurt, Herpeton-Verlag
  • Bocourt, M. E. 1873. In: A. Duméril, M. F. Bocourt, and F. Mocquard, (1870-1909), Etudes sur les reptiles, p. i-xiv; In Recherches Zoologiques pour servir a l'Histoire de Ia Faune de l'Amérique Centrale et du Mexique. Mission Scientifique au Mexique et dans l'Amérique Ce Imprimerie Impériale, Paris, Livr. 2-15, pp. 33-860. - 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
  • Bour, Roger & Édouard-Raoul Brygoo 2013. Séraphin Braconnier (1812-1884), le premier «garçon de laboratoire» de la chaire des Reptiles et Poissons du Muséum de Paris. Bull. Soc. Herp. France 148: 503-513
  • Canseco-Márquez, L., & Gutiérrrez-Mayén, M.G. 2010. Anfibios y reptiles del Valle de Tehuacán-Cuicatlán. Comisión Nacional para el conocimiento y uso de la biodiversidad, México D.F., Mexico, 302 pp - get paper here
  • Casas-Andreu, G., F.R. Méndez-De la Cruz and X. Aguilar-Miguel. 2004. Anfibios y Reptiles; pp. 375–390, in A.J.M. García-Mendoza, J. Ordoñez and M. Briones-Salas (ed.). Biodiversidad de Oaxaca. Instituto de Biología, UNAM-Fondo Oaxaqueño para la Conservación de la Naturaleza-World Wildlife Fund, México, D. F.
  • Díaz-Marín, C A; Luría-Manzano, R & Gutiérrez-Mayén, G; 2019. Body temperature of Phrynosoma braconnieri (Squamata: Phrynosomatidae) from a xeric scrubland in Central Mexico. Herpetological Review 50 (2): 259-262 - get paper here
  • Duméril, M. A.; M. F. Bocourt, and F. Mocquard 1870. Etudes sur les reptiles, p. i-xiv, 1-1012. In: Recherches Zoologiques pour servir a l'Histoire de Ia Faune de l'Amérique Centrale et du Mexique. Mission Scientifique au Mexique et dans l'Amérique Centrale, Recherches zoologiques. Imprimerie Imper., Paris (published in parts 1870-1909) - 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
  • Jiménez-Arcos, Víctor H., Eric Centenero-Alcala, Edmundo Perez-Ramos and Samuel A. Santa Cruz-Padilla. 2014. Geographic Distribution: Phrynosoma braconnieri (short-tailed horned lizard). Herpetological Review 45 (3): 463 - get paper here
  • Lambert, Shea M. and John J. Wiens 2013. EVOLUTION OF VIVIPARITY: A PHYLOGENETIC TEST OF THE COLD-CLIMATE HYPOTHESIS IN PHRYNOSOMATID LIZARDS. Evolution 67 (9): 2614–2630 - get paper here
  • Leaché, Adam D. and Jimmy A. McGuire 2006. Phylogenetic relationships of horned lizards (Phrynosoma ) based on nuclear and mitochondrial data: Evidence for a misleading mitochondrial gene tree. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 39 (3): 628-644 - get paper here
  • Liner, Ernest A. 2007. A CHECKLIST OF THE AMPHIBIANS AND REPTILES OF MEXICO. Louisiana State University Occasional Papers of the Museum of Natural Science 80: 1-60 - get paper here
  • Martín-Regalado, N.; M. C. Lavariega, R. M. Gómez–Ugalde & C. Rodríguez–Pérez 2016. Anfibios y reptiles de la sierra de Cuatro Venados, Oaxaca, México. Arxius de Miscel·lània Zoològica, 14 (2016): 217–232 - get paper here
  • 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
  • Meyers, J.J.; Herrel, A. & Nishikawa, K. 2006. Morphological correlates of ant eating in horned lizards (Phrynosoma). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 89: 13–24 - get paper here
  • Nieto-Montes de Oca, Adrián; Diego Arenas-Moreno, Elizabeth Beltrán-Sánchez, and Adam D. Leaché 2014. A New Species of Horned Lizard (Genus Phrynosoma) from Guerrero, México, with an Updated Multilocus Phylogeny. Herpetologica Jun 2014, Vol. 70, No. 2: 241-257. - get paper here
  • Pavón-Vázquez, Carlos J. and Mariángel Arvizu-Meza. 2016. Phrynosoma braconnieri Duméril & Bocourt, 1870. Behavior. Mesoamerican Herpetology 3 (3): 727 - get paper here
  • Presch,W. 1969. Evolutionary osteology and relationships of the horned lizard genus Phrynosoma (family Iguanidae). Copeia 1969 (2): 250-275 - get paper here
  • Reeder,T.W. & Montanucci,R.R. 2001. Phylogenetic analysis of the horned lizards (Phrynomomatidae: Phrynosoma): evidence from mitochondrial DNA and morphology. Copeia 2001 (2): 309-323 - get paper here
  • Sherbrooke, Wade C. 2003. Introduction to Horned Lizards of North America. University of California Press, Berkeley, 178 pp. - get paper here
  • 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
  • Smith, Hobart M. 1934. Notes on some lizards of the genus Phrynosoma from Mexico. Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science 37: 287-297 - get paper here
  • Torres-Hernández, LA, Ramírez-Bautista A, Cruz-Elizalde R, Hernández-Salinas U, Berriozabal-Islas C, DeSantis DL, Johnson JD, Rocha A, García-Padilla E, Mata-Silva V, Fucsko LA, and Wilson LD. 2021. The herpetofauna of Veracruz, Mexico: composition, distribution, and conservation status. Amphibian & Reptile Conservation 15(2) [General Section]: 72–155 - get paper here
  • Trujillo–Caballero, S. & J. A. González–Oreja 2018. Efficient vs. structured biodiversity inventories: reptiles in a Mexican dry scrubland as a case study. Animal Biodiversity and Conservation 41.2 (2018) 245 - get paper here
  • Werning, H. 2014. Krötenechsen – eine (sehr gute) Laune der Natur. Reptilia (Münster) 19 (107): 16-23
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