Sceloporus angustus (DICKERSON, 1919)
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Sceloporus angustus?
|Higher Taxa||Phrynosomatidae, Sceloporinae; Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||E: Santa Cruz Island Sator|
S: Sator de la Isla Santa Cruz
|Synonym||Sator 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
|Distribution||Mexico (Santa Cruz island, Gulf of California)|
Type locality: Santa Cruz island, Gulf of California, Baja California.
|Types||Holotype: USNM 64262, in original description given as AMNH 5712|
|Diagnosis||DIAGNOSIS. A striking looking lizard with compressed body in the adult, high|
along vertebral line, and with very long and strongly compressed slender tail; bears close general resemblance to Sator grandaeus, new species, but differs in greater size,reaching a total length of 300 mm., in coloration and pattern,inl acking the posterior gular fold at the sides of the throat, in having scales of head and nape in the adult more tubercular; also the tail more strongly compressed, with the 4-6 dorsal caudal rows quite to the end of the tail bearing high, sharp, and spine-tipped scales. Dorsals average 70 from interparietal to base of tail, 14-15 in a headlength; femoral pores average 13. General coloration light or dark,brown or olivaceous; color pattern includes dark shoulder patches [from DICKERSON 1919].
|Etymology||Named after the Latin angustus, "narrow", referring to the very narrow, compressed body in the adult.|