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Sceloporus aureolus SMITH, 1942

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Higher TaxaPhrynosomatidae, Sceloporinae; Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesE: Eastern Cleft Spiny Lizard, Southern Crevice Spiny Lizard
S: Espinosa Mucronada del Oriente 
SynonymSceloporus mucronatus aureolus SMITH 1942: 356
Sceloporus mucronatus aureolus — BELL et al. 2003
Sceloporus aureolus —MARTINEZ-MENDEZ & MENDEZ-DE LA CRUZ 2007
Sceloporus mucronatus aureolus — LINER & CASAS-ANDREU 2008 
DistributionMexico (WC Veracruz, Oaxaca, S Puebla). Type locality: Two miles west of Acultzingo, Veracruz. Map legend:
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TypesHolotype: USNM 112232, collected by H. M. Smith, 17 January 1939 
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. 
  • 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
  • Mata-Silva, Vicente, Jerry D. Johnson, Larry David Wilson and Elí García-Padilla. 2015. The herpetofauna of Oaxaca, Mexico: composition, physiographic distribution, and conservation status. Mesoamerican Herpetology 2 (1): 6–62 - get paper here
  • Smith, Hobart 1942. Mexican herpetological miscellany. Proc. US Natl. Mus. 92 (3153): 349-395 - get paper here
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