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Sceloporus bulleri BOULENGER, 1895

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Higher TaxaPhrynosomatidae, Sceloporinae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Buller's Spiny Lizard
S: Espinosa de Buller 
SynonymSceloporus bulleri BOULENGER 1895
Sceloporus bulleri — SMITH 1939: 218
Sceloporus bulleri — SMITH & TAYLOR 1950: 125
Sceloporus bulleri — LINER 1994
Sceloporus bulleri — BELL et al. 2003
Sceloporus bulleri — LINER & CASAS-ANDREU 2008
Sceloporus bulleri — FLORES-VILLELA et al. 2022
Sceloporus bulleri — HEIMES 2022 
DistributionMexico (Jalisco, Durango, Sinaloa, Nayarit)

Type locality: La Cumbre de los Arrastrados, Jalisco.  
TypesLectotype: BMNH 1946.8.29.90 (formerly 1982.10.31.11), designated by Webb (1967), collected by Dr. A. C. Buller; one syntype at CAS was Lost in the earthquake and fire of 1906. Exchange from BMNH, Jun 1897. 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: Smith 1939: 218 
CommentGroup: S. torquatus group (sensu lato, fide Flores-Villela et al. 2022) 
EtymologyThe genitive singular noun honors A. C. Buller, collector of the type specimens. 
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  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1895. Second report on additions to the lizard collection in the Natural History Museum. Proc. Zool. Soc. London 1894: 722-736 [published in April 1895 fide A. Bauer] - get paper here
  • Capul, F. 2012. Medizin-Echsen. Terraria-Elaphe 2012 (4): 44-45 - get paper here
  • Escobedo-Galván, A.H., Flores-Guerrero, U.S., González-Solórzano, M. & de la Cruz, J.J.L. 2017. Sceloporus bulleri (Buller's Spiny Lizard). Herpetological Review 48 (4): 854-855 - get paper here
  • FLORES-VILLELA, Oscar, SMITH, E. N., CAMPILLO-GARCÍA, Gustavo, MARTÍNEZ-MÉNDEZ, Norberto, & CAMPBELL, J. A. 2022. A new species of Sceloporus of the torquatus group (Reptilia: Phrynosomatidae) from West Mexico. Zootaxa 5134 (2): 286-296 - get paper here
  • GACHUZ-BRACAMONTES, DANIEL; EDUARDO DANIEL ROLDÁN-OLVERA, GERARDO RAMOS-LEÓN, DAVID LAZCANO, LARRY DAVID WILSON, LYDIA ALLISON FUCSKO & DANIEL CRUZ-SÁENZ. 2022. Notes on the Herpetofauna of Western Mexico 28: A Case of Partial Forelimb Regeneration in Buller’s Spiny Lizard, Sceloporus bulleri (Boulenger, 1895). Bulletin of the Chicago Herpetological Society 57(8): 147–151. - get paper here
  • Heimes, P. 2022. LIZARDS OF MEXICO - Part 1 Iguanian lizards. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt Am Main, 448 pp.
  • Köhler, G. & Heimes, P. 2002. Stachelleguane. Herpeton-Verlag (Offenbach), 174 pp.
  • Lemos-Espinal JA, Smith GR 2020. A checklist of the amphibians and reptiles of Sinaloa, Mexico with a conservation status summary and comparisons with neighboring states. ZooKeys 931: 85-114 - get paper here
  • Lemos-Espinal JA, Smith GR, Gadsden-Esparza H, Valdez-Lares R, Woolrich-Piña GA 2018. Amphibians and reptiles of the state of Durango, Mexico, with comparisons with adjoining states. ZooKeys 748: 65-87 - get paper here
  • Lemos-Espinal JA, Smith GR, Pierce LJS, Painter CW 2020. The amphibians and reptiles of Colima, Mexico, with a summary of their conservation status. ZooKeys 927: 99-125 - get paper here
  • Loc-Barragán JA, Smith GR, Woolrich-Piña GA, Lemos-Espinal JA 2024. An updated checklist of the amphibians and reptiles of Nayarit, Mexico with conservation status and comparison with adjoining States. Herpetozoa 37: 25-42 - get paper here
  • 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
  • McCranie, J.R. & Wilson, L.D. 1987. The biogeography of the herpetofauna of the pine-oak woodlands of the Sierra Madre Occidental of México. Milwaukee Publ. Mus. Contr. Biol. Geol. No. 72: 1-30 - get paper here
  • Smith, H. M. 1939. The Mexican and Central American lizards of the genus Sceloporus. Field Mus. Nat. Hist., Zool. Ser. 26: 1-397. - get paper here
  • 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
  • Valdez-Lares, R.; R. Muñiz-Martínez; E.Gadsden; G. Aguirre-León; G. Castañeda-Gaytán; R. Gonzalez-Trápaga 2013. Checklist of amphibians and reptiles of the state of Durango, México. Check List 9 (4):714-724 - get paper here
  • Webb, R.G. 1984. Herpetogeography in the Mazatlán-Durango Region of the Sierra Madre Occidental, Mexico. Vetrebrate Ecology and Systematics - A ribute to Henry S. Fitch; Museum of Natural History, University of Kansas, Lawrence, pp. 217-241
  • Webb, Robert G. 1965. The lizard Sceloporus bulleri in Mexico. Year Book of the American Philosophical Society 1965: 356-357
  • Webb,R.G. 1967. Variation and distribution of the iguanid lizard Sceloporus bulleri, and the description of a related new species. Copeia 1967 (1): 202-213 - get paper here
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