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Sceloporus cozumelae JONES, 1927

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Higher TaxaPhrynosomatidae, Sceloporinae; Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesE: Cozumel Spiny Lizard
S: Lagartija de las Cercas 
SynonymSceloporus cozumelae JONES 1927
Sceloporus cozumelae — SMITH 1939: 246
Sceloporus cozumelae — SMITH & TAYLOR 1950: 130
Sceloporus cozumelae — LINER 1994
Sceloporus cozumelae — KÖHLER 2000: 85
Sceloporus cozumelae — WIENS et a. 2010 
DistributionMexico (Campeche, N Yucatan Peninsula and adjacent islands: Isla Contoy, Isla Mujeres)

Type locality: Cozumel Island, Quintana Roo.  
TypesHolotype: USNM 13904 
Etymologynamed after the type locality. 
  • Cedeño-Vázquez, J. Rogelio, René Calderon Mandujano and Carmen Pozo 2001. Geographic distribution. Sceloporus cozumelae. Herpetological Review 32 (3):193 - get paper here
  • Fitch, H. S. 1978. Sexual size differences in the genus Sceloporus. Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull. 51 (13): 441-461 - get paper here
  • Gaige,H. 1936. Some reptiles and amphibians from Yucatan and Campeche, Mexico. Carnegie Inst. Wash. Publ., (457): 289-304.
  • Jones, J.P. 1927. Descriptions of two new Scelopori. Occ. Pap. Mus. Zool. Univ. Mich. 186: 1-7 - get paper here
  • Köhler, G. 2000. Reptilien und Amphibien Mittelamerikas, Bd 1: Krokodile, Schildkröten, Echsen. Herpeton Verlag, Offenbach, 158 pp.
  • Köhler, G. 2008. Reptiles of Central America. 2nd Ed. Herpeton-Verlag, 400 pp.
  • Lee, J. C. 2000. A field guide to the amphibians and reptiles of the Maya world. Cornell University Press, Ithaca,
  • Lee, J.C. 1996. The amphibians and reptiles of the Yucatán Peninsula. Comstock, Cornell University Press, Ithaca, 500 pp.
  • 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
  • Wiens, John J.; Caitlin A. Kuczynski, Saad Arif & Tod W. Reeder 2010. PHYLOGENETIC RELATIONSHIPS OF PHRYNOSOMATID LIZARDS BASED ON NUCLEAR AND MITOCHONDRIAL DATA, AND A REVISED PHYLOGENY FOR SCELOPORUS. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 54: 150-161 - get paper here
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