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Sceloporus chaneyi LINER & DIXON, 1992

IUCN Red List - Sceloporus chaneyi - Endangered, EN

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Higher TaxaPhrynosomatidae, Sceloporinae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Peña Nevada Agave lizard, Chaney's Spiny Lizard, Chaney’s Bunchgrass Lizard
S: Espinosa de Chaney 
SynonymSceloporus chaneyi LINER & DIXON 1992
Sceloporus chaneyi — LINER 1994
Sceloporus chaneyi — FLORES-VILLELA & CANSECO-MÁRQUEZ 2004
Sceloporus chaneyi — LINER & CASAS-ANDREU 2008 
DistributionMexico (Cerro Pena Nevada area of Nuevo Leon; vicinity of Tapalpa, Tamaulipas)

Type locality: 11.1 mi. (17.0 Km) SW Zaragoza, at Rancho La Encantada, Nuevo León, México. Elevation: 9300 ft (2835 m).  
TypesHolotype: TCWC 69151. 
CommentSceloporus chaneyi is the only member of the Sceloporus scalaris group that lacks blue belly patches.

Sympatry: Sceloporus grammicus microlepidotus, S. torquatus mikeprestoni, S. s. spinosus, S. jarrovi. 
EtymologyThe Latinized name in the genitive singular honors Allen H. Chaney of Texas A. & I. University (now part of Texas A. & M. system), Kingsville, Texas. 
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  • Bryson, Robert W.; Uri Omar García-Vázquez, Brett R. Riddle 2011. Relative roles of Neogene vicariance and Quaternary climate change on the historical diversification of bunchgrass lizards (Sceloporus scalaris group) in Mexico. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 62 (1): 447-457 - get paper here
  • GRUMMER, JARED A. & ROBERT W. BRYSON JR. 2014. A new species of bunchgrass lizard (Squamata: Phrynosomatidae) from the southern sky islands of the Sierra Madre Occidental, Mexico. Zootaxa 3790 (3): 439–450 - get paper here
  • Köhler, G. & Heimes, P. 2002. Stachelleguane. Herpeton-Verlag (Offenbach), 174 pp.
  • Liner E A. & DIXON J R. 1992. A NEW SPECIES OF THE SCELOPORUS-SCALARIS GROUP FROM CERRO PENA NEVADA, NUEVO LEON, MEXICO (SAURIA: IGUANIDAE). Texas Journal of Science 44 (4): 421-427. - get paper here
  • Liner E A; Dixon J R 1994. Sceloporus chaneyi Liner and Dixon, Chaney's spiny lizard. Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles (588): 1 - get paper here
  • Nevárez-de-los-Reyes, Manuel, David Lazcano, Elí García-Padilla, Vicente Mata-Silva, Jerry D. Johnson and Larry David Wilson. 2016. The Herpetofauna of Nuevo León, Mexico: Composition, Distribution, and Conservation. Mesoamerican Herpetology 3 (3): 558–638 - get paper here
  • Sampablo-Brito, Xochitl; Dixon, James R. 1998. Geographic Distribution. Sceloporus chaneyi. Herpetological Review 29 (1): 52 - get paper here
  • Terán-Juárez, Sergio A., Elí García Padilla, Vicente Mata-Silva, Jerry D. Johnson and Larry David Wilson. 2016. The herpetofauna of Tamaulipas, Mexico: composition, distribution, and conservation status. Mesoamerican Herpetology 3 (1): 43–113 - get paper here
  • Watkins-Colwell, Gregory J.;Smith, Hobart M.;Chiszar, David 1996. Geographic Distribution. Sceloporus chaneyi. Herpetological Review 27 (3): 153 - get paper here
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