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Sceloporus clarkii BAIRD & GIRARD, 1852

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Higher TaxaPhrynosomatidae, Sceloporinae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
SubspeciesSceloporus clarkii boulengeri STEJNEGER 1893
Sceloporus clarkii clarkii BAIRD & GIRARD 1852
Sceloporus clarkii vallaris SHANNON & URBANO 1954 
Common NamesE: Clark's Spiny Lizard
E: Stejneger’s Spiny Lizard, Southern Clark’s Lizard [boulengeri]
S: Bejori de Clark del Sur [boulengeri]
E: Sonoran Spiny Lizard [clarkii]
S: Bejori de Clark del Norte [clarkii]
uriquensis: El Fuerte Basin Spiny Lizard
vallaris: Plateau Spiny Lizard 
SynonymSceloporus clarkii BAIRD & GIRARD 1852
Sceloporus spinosus clarkii — BOULENGER 1885: 503 (part., fide SMITH 1939)
Sceloporus clarkii clarkii — SMITH & TAYLOR 1950: 113
Sceloporus clarki [sic] uriquensis TANNER & ROBISON 1959: 77
Sceloporus clarkii — STEBBINS 1985: 129
Sceloporus clarkii — LINER 1994
Sceloporus clarkii — WIENS et a. 2010
Sceloporus clarckii — WERNING 2014: 21 (in error)

Sceloporus clarkii boulengeri STEJNEGER 1893
Sceloporus boulengeri STEJNEGER 1893: 180
Sceloporus clarkii boulengeri — TAYLOR 1938: 520
Sceloporus clarkii boulengeri — ZWEIFEL & NORRIS 1955
Sceloporus clarkii boulengeri — LEWIS 1956
Sceloporus clarkii boulengeri — FUGLER & DIXON 1961
Sceloporus clarkii boulengeri — MCDIARMID 1963
Sceloporus clarkii boulengeri — HARDY 1969: 129
Sceloporus clarkii boulengeri — WEBB 1984
Sceloporus clarkii boulengeri — BELL et al. 2003
Sceloporus clarkii boulengeri

Sceloporus clarkii vallaris SHANNON & URBANO, 1954
Sceloporus clarkii vallaris — BELL et al. 2003
Sceloporus clarkii vallaris — CROTHER et al. 2012 
DistributionUSA (Arizona, SW New Mexico), Mexico (Sonora, W Chihuahua, Baja California, Durango)

boulengeri: Mexico (Jalisco, Zacatecas, Aguascalientes, Nayarit, Sinaloa). Type Locality: Presidio, about 50 mi S Mazatlán, Sinaloa, Mexico.

uriquensis: Type Locality: Urique, Chihuahua, Mexico.

vallaris: Type Locality: Granite Dells, four miles north of Prescott, Yavapai County, Arizona.

Type locality: Province of Sonora (= southern Arizona). Restricted to Santa Rita Mountains by SMITH & TAYLOR 1950.  
TypesLectotype: USNM 2940
Syntypes: USNM 14079, collected by A. Forrer, 3 April 1885 [boulengeri]
Holotype: INHS (= UIMNH) 67065, originally FAS (Frederick A. Shannon) 3997 [vallaris]
Holotype: BYU 14311, adult male [uriquensis] 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: Smith 1939: 118 
CommentSynonymy: Sceloporus clarkii uriquensis not listed by LINER 1994 and considered as a synonym of S. c. clarkii by LEMOS-ESPINAL et al. (2001). For details on the history of the confusion between clarkii and magister see Stejneger (1893). 
EtymologyThis species name honors John H. Clark, a collector for Colonel J. D. Graham, who obtained many specimens from near the Mexico border.

boulengeri: named after G.A. Boulenger, British-Belgian herpetologist.

vallaris: The Latin vallum, or vallaris, i.e., a rampart, mound or wall, refers to the habitat on the Colorado Plateau of Arizona among large granitic boulders. 
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