Sceloporus couchii BAIRD, 1859
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Sceloporus couchii?
|Higher Taxa||Phrynosomatidae, Sceloporinae; Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||E: Couch's Spiny Lizard|
S: Lagartija de las Cercas
|Synonym||Sceloporus couchii BAIRD 1859|
Sceloporus couchii — BOULENGER 1885: 231
Lysoptychus lateralis COPE 1888 (fide SMITH 1939)
Sceloporus lateralis — BOULENGER 1890 (fide SMITH 1939)
Sceloporus couchii — SMITH 1939: 240
Sceloporus couchii — SMITH & TAYLOR 1950: 132
Sceloporus couchii — LINER 1994
Sceloporus couchii — BELL et al. 2003: 20
|Distribution||USA (S Texas), Mexico (E Coahuila, C/N Nuevo Leon)|
lateralis: Type Locality: San Diego, Duval County, Texas, in error; the species is restricted to Mexico. The type probably came from somewhere in Nuevo León (BELL et al. 2003)
Type locality: Santa Catarina, Nuevo León Map legend:
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|Types||Lectotype: USNM 2739b, selected from a series of 9 specimens under the same number, by Smith (1939); Lieut. Darius Nash Couch collector, April 1853.|
Holotype: USNM 14741, a typical S. couchi, collected by W. P. Taylor [lateralis]
|Comment||Not listed by CROTHER 2000 for the USA.|
|Etymology||This Latin noun in the genitive singular honors Lieut. Darius Nash Couch, the collector.|
Etymology (lateralis): The Latin adjective lateralis, "of the side," probably was based on the very prominent lateral dark and light stripes.
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