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Sceloporus aureolus SMITH, 1942

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Higher TaxaPhrynosomatidae, Sceloporinae; Iguania, Sauria (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesSouthern Crevice Spiny Lizard 
SynonymSceloporus mucronatus aureolus SMITH 1942
Sceloporus mucronatus aureolus — BELL et al. 2003
Sceloporus aureolus —MARTINEZ-MENDEZ & MENDEZ-DE LA CRUZ 2007 
DistributionWC Veracruz, S Puebla. Type locality: Two miles west of Acultzingo, Veracruz. Map legend:
TDWG region - Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.

NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
 
TypesHolotype: USNM 112232, collected by H. M. Smith, 17 January 1939 
Comment 
EtymologyEtymology (aureolus): S.m. aureolus has been named after the Latin adjective aureolus (=aureus), "golden," referring to the golden-yellow dorsal color of adult males. 
References
  • Bell, E.L.; Smith, H.M. & Chiszar, D. 2003. AN ANNOTATED LIST OF THE SPECIES-GROUP NAMES APPLIED TO THE LIZARD GENUS SCELOPORUS. Acta Zoologica Mexicana (n.s.) 90: 103-174
  • Martínez-Méndez, N. & Méndez-De la Cruz, F.R. 2007. Molecular phylogeny of the Sceloporus torquatus species-group (Squamata: Phrynosomatidae). Zootaxa 1609: 53-68 - get paper here
  • Smith, Hobart 1942. Mexican herpetological miscellany. Proc. US Natl. Mus. 92 (3153): 349-395 - get paper here
 
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