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Sceloporus angustus (DICKERSON, 1919)

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Higher TaxaPhrynosomatidae, Sceloporinae; Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesE: Santa Cruz Island Sator
S: Sator de la Isla Santa Cruz 
SynonymSator angustus DICKERSON 1919
Sator angustus — SMITH & TAYLOR 1950: 139
Sator angustus — LINER 1994
Sceloporus angustus — BELL et al. 2003
Sceloporus angustus — LINER & CASAS-ANDREU 2008 
DistributionMexico (Santa Cruz island, Gulf of California)

Type locality: Santa Cruz island, Gulf of California, Baja California.  
TypesHolotype: AMNH 5712 
EtymologyNamed after the Latin angustus, "narrow", referring to the very narrow, compressed body in the adult. 
  • Bezy, R.L. 2009. Sator. Sonoran Herpetologist 22 (7):74-78. - get paper here
  • Dickerson, M. C. 1919. Diagnoses of twenty-three new species and a new genus of lizards from Lower California. Bull. Amer. Mus. Nat. Hist. 41 (10): 461-477
  • Goldberg, Stephen R. 2014. Sceloporus angustus (Santa Cruz Island sator) reproduction. Herpetological Review 45 (4): 699
  • 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
  • Schmidt, Karl Patterson 1922. The Amphibians and Reptiles of Lower California and the Neighboring Islands. Bull. Amer. Mus. Nat. Hist. 46 (11): 607-707
  • 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
  • Wiens, John J.;Reeder, Tod W. 1997. Phylogeny of the spiny lizards (Sceloporus) based on molecular and morphological evidence. Herpetological Monographs 11: 1-101 - get paper here
  • Wyles, Jeff S.; Gorman, George C. 1978. Close relationship between the lizard genus Sator and Sceloporus utiformis (Reptilia, Lacertilia, Iguanidae): electrophoretic and immunological evidence. Journal of Herpetology 12 (3): 343-350 - get paper here
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