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Phrynosoma wigginsi MONTANUCCI, 2004

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Higher TaxaPhrynosomatidae, Phrynosomatinae, Phrynosomatini; Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesGulf Coast Horned Lizard 
SynonymPhrynosoma wigginsi MONTANUCCI 2004
Phrynosoma coronatum jamesi — LINSDALE 1932: 349 (part.)
Phrynosoma coronatum jamesi — REEVE 1952: 884 (part.)
Phrynosoma coronatum jamesi — JENNINGS 1988: 428.2 (part.)
Phrynosoma wigginsi — JONES & LOVICH 2009
Phrynosoma wigginsi — WILSON et al. 2013 
DistributionMexico (Baja California Sur)

Type locality: Cuesta Coyote, Bahía Concepción, Baja California Sur, Mexico. Map legend:
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TypesHolotype: CAS-SU 11377 
CommentEvolutionary species. Note that the description is a bit vague and the “species” is closely related to P. coronatum. There is some doubt that this is a valid species (Wiens et al. 2013). Has been included in P. cerroense (A. Leaché, pers. comm. 16 June 2014).

Group: Belongs to the Anota clade fide LEACHE & MCGUIRE 2006. 
EtymologyNamed after Ira L. Wiggins, in recognition of his important contributions to the knowledge of the flora of the Sonoran Desert. 
  • Jennings, M. R. 1988. Phrynosoma coronatum (Blainville): Coast horned lizard. Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles ( 428: 1-5. - 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
  • Linsdale 1932. Amphibians and reptiles from lower California. Univ. California Publ. Zool. 38 (6): 345-386
  • Montanucci, R.R. 2004. Geographic variation in Phrynosoma coronatum (Lacertilia, Phrynosomatidae): further evidence for a peninsular archipelago. Herpetologica 60 (1): 117-139 - 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
  • Wiens, John J.; Kenneth H. Kozak, and Natalia Silva 2013. DIVERSITY AND NICHE EVOLUTION ALONG ARIDITY GRADIENTS IN NORTH AMERICAN LIZARDS (PHRYNOSOMATIDAE). Evolution, 67: 1715–1728. doi: 10.1111/evo.12053 - get paper here
  • Wilson, Larry David; Vicente Mata-Silva, Jerry D. Johnson 2013. A conservation reassessment of the reptiles of Mexico based on the EVS measure. Amphibian & Reptile Conservation 7 (1): 1–47 - get paper here
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