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Phrynosoma cerroense STEJNEGER, 1893

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Higher TaxaPhrynosomatidae, Phrynosomatinae, Phrynosomatini; Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesE: Cedros Island Horned Lizard
G: Cedros-Krötenechse 
SynonymPhrynosoma cerroense STEJNEGER 1893: 187
Phrynosoma cerroense — REEVE 1952
Phrynosoma cerroense — SMITH & TAYLOR 1950: 103
Phrynosoma cerroense — LINER 1994
Phrynosoma cerroense — LINER 2007
Phrynosoma cerroense — LEACHÉ et al. 2009 
DistributionMexico (Cerros Island)

Type locality: Cerros Island, Pacific Coast of Baja California [= Cedros Island]  
TypesHolotype: USNM 11977 
CommentGRISMER & MELLINK (1994) placed P. cerroense in the synonymy of P. coronatum.

Group: Belongs to the Anota clade fide LEACHE & MCGUIRE 2006. 
EtymologyNamed after the type locality. 
  • Grismer, L. Lee;Mellink, Eric 1994. The addition of Sceloporus occidentalis to the herpetofauna of Isla de Cedros, Baja California, México and its historical and taxonomic implications. Journal of Herpetology 28 (1): 120-126 - get paper here
  • Jennings, M. R. 1988. Phrynosoma cerroense (Stejneger): Cedros Island horned lizard. Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles ( 427: 1-2 - 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
  • 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
  • Leaché, Adam D;.Michelle S. Koo, Carol L. Spencer, Theodore J. Papenfuss, Robert N. Fisher, and Jimmy A. McGuire 2009. Quantifying ecological, morphological, and genetic variation to delimit species in the coast horned lizard species complex (Phrynosoma). PNAS 2009 106:12418-12423 - 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
  • Reeve, Wayne L. 1952. Taxonomy and distribution of the horned lizard genus Phrynosoma. Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull. 34 (14): 817-960 - get paper here
  • Stejneger,L.H. 1893. Annotated list of the reptiles and batrachians collected by the Death Valley Expedition in 1891, with descriptions of new species. North American Fauna, No. 7: 159-228 (+ 14 plates + 4 maps) - get paper here
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