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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
Sceloporus cozumelae — SOLIS-ZURITA et al. 2019 
DistributionMexico (Campeche, N Yucatan Peninsula and adjacent islands: Isla Contoy, Isla Mujeres)

Type locality: Cozumel Island, Quintana Roo.  
TypesHolotype: USNM 13904 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: Smith 1939: 246 
Etymologynamed after the type locality. 
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  • CAIN, P. W., A. G. OSSIP-DRAHOS, W. A. MITCHELL, AND D. K. HEWS 2020. Hidden in Plain Sight: Assessing the Potential for Ultraviolet as a Signal in Sceloporus Lizards. Herpetological Review 51: 451- 456.
  • 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.
  • Hedges SB, Powell R, Henderson RW, Hanson S, and Murphy JC 2019. Definition of the Caribbean Islands biogeographic region, with checklist and recommendations for standardized common names of amphibians and reptiles. Caribbean Herpetology 67: 1–53
  • Hews, D. K. 2012. Sceloporus cozumelae (Cozumel spiny lizard) reproduction and femail coloration. Herpetological Review 43: 489-490 - get paper here
  • 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.
  • Köhler, G. & Heimes, P. 2002. Stachelleguane. Herpeton-Verlag (Offenbach), 174 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.
  • Ramirez-Bautista, A., Cruz-Elizalde, R., Galvan-Hernandez, D. M., Hernandez-Salinas, U., and Berriozabal-Islas, C. 2020. Sexual dimorphism and reproductive characteristics of the Cozumel spiny lizard, Sceloporus cozumelae (Squamata: Phrynosomatidae) from Mexico. Current Herpetology 39: 19-27. - get paper here
  • 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. 1937. A synopsis of the Variabilis group of the lizard genus Sceloporus, with descriptions of new subspecies. Occ. Pap. Mus. Zool. Univ. Mich 358: 1-14 - 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
  • Solis‐Zurita, C, De Luna, E, González, D. 2019. Phylogenetic relationships in the Sceloporus variabilis (Squamata: Phrynosomatidae) complex based on three molecular markers, continuous characters and geometric morphometric data. Zoologica Scripta 48: 419– 439 - 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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