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Sceloporus anahuacus LARA-GONGORA, 1983

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Higher TaxaPhrynosomatidae, Sceloporinae; Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Anahuacan Bunchgrass Lizard, Anahuacan Graphic Lizard
S: Arboricola del Valle de Anahuac 
SynonymSceloporus anahuacus LARA-GONGORA 1983
Sceloporus anahuacus — LINER 1994
Sceloporus anahuacus — SMITH & LEMOS-ESPINAL 2005
Sceloporus anahuacus — LINER & CASAS-ANDREU 2008 
DistributionC Mexico (Distrito Federal)

Type locality: Cerro del Coyote, Monte Alegre, Sierra del Ajusco, Distrito Federal, Mexico.  
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: MZFC 044, collected by G. Lara-Góngora, O. Sánchez-Herrera, and O. Flores-Villela, at 3400 m. Flores-Villela et al. (1991) gave 862 as the number
of the holotype, and that number is correct (Flores-Villela, pers. comm.). 
CommentSynonymy: Formerly considered as S. grammicus.

Status: Although Sites et al. (1988) suggested that this species is not valid, Flores-Villela (1993), and others, maintain it. 
EtymologyNamed after the word anahuacus is Latinized from the Nahuatl word anahuac, and refers to the high montains bordering the southern portion of the Meseta del Anahuac. 
References
  • Lara-Gongora G 1983. Two new species of the lizard genus Sceloporus (Reptilia, Sauria, Iguanidae) from the Ajusco and Ocuilan Sierras, Mexico. Bull. Maryland Herp. Soc. 19 (1) 1983: 1-14
  • Lara-Góngoro, Guillermo 2004. A new species of Sceloporus (Reptilia, Sauria: Phrynosomatidae) of the grammicus complex from Chihuahua and Sonora, Mexico. Bull. Maryland Herp. Soc. 40(1): 1-41
  • Lara-Resendiz, Rafael A. and Uri Omar García-Vázquez. 2013. Sceloporus anahuacus (Anahuacan graphic lizard) selected body temperature. Herpetological Review 44 (4): 682-683
  • Sites,J.W. & Davis 1989. Evolution 43: 296-317 - get paper here
  • Sites,J.W. et al. 1988. Herpetologica 44: 297-307 - get paper here
  • Smith, G.R. & Lemos-Espinal, J.A. 2005. Comparative escape behavior of four species of Mexican Phrynosomatid Lizards. Herpetologica 61 (3): 225-232 - get paper here
 
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