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Higher TaxaPhrynosomatidae, Sceloporinae; Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesWhite Sands Prairie Lizard 
SynonymSceloporus undulatus cowlesi LOWE & NORRIS 1956
Sceloporus undulatus (exerge consobrinus) cowlesi — SMITH et al. 1992
Sceloporus undulatus cowlesi — CROTHER 2000
Sceloporus cowlesi — LEACHE & REEDER 2002
Sceloporus undulatus cowlesi — BELL et al. 2003
Sceloporus cowlesi — LEACHE & COLE 2007
Sceloporus cowlesi — COLLINS & TAGGART 2009
Sceloporus cowlesi — CROTHER et al. 2012 
DistributionUSA (New Mexico), Mexico (Tamaulipas)

Type Locality: White Sands, 3 mi NW National Monument Headquarters, Otero County, New Mexico.  
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: UAZ, University of Arizona 682; paratypes: MCZ, MVZ, UINHM, FMNH 
CommentSubspecies: Leaché and Cole (2007) presented evidence for hybridization between S. cowlesi and S. tristichus. 
EtymologyEtymology (cowlesi): This Latinized noun in the genitive singular honors the late Raymond B. Cowles of the University of California at Los Angeles, famed for his studies of desert reptiles and their temperature relations. 
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