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Sceloporus cupreus BOCOURT, 1873

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Higher TaxaPhrynosomatidae, Sceloporinae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Upland Long-tailed Spiny Lizard
S: Lagartija de las Cercas 
SynonymSceloporus cupreus BOCOURT 1873: 3
Sceloporus cochranae SMITH 1936: 87
Sceloporus siniferus cupreus — SMITH & TAYLOR 1950: 134
Sceloporus cupreus — WIENS & REEDER 1997
Sceloporus cupreus — BELL et al. 2003
Sceloporus cupreus — MATA-SILVA et al. 2015 
DistributionMexico (Oaxaca)

cochranae: Type Locality: Mt. Zempoaltepec, 8,000 ft., Oaxaca, Mexico.

cupreus: highlands of C Oaxaca. Type locality: Oaxaca. Restricted to Mount Zempoaltepec by SMITH & TAYLOR 1950.  
TypesSyntypes: MNHN-RA 3174 and MNHN-RA 3174A, collected by A. Boucard (cupreus)
Holotype: USNM 47605, collected 8 July 1894 by E. W. Nelson and E. A. Goldman [cochranae] 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: Smith 1939: 305 
CommentStatus: unclear, not recognized in most museum collections according to WIENS et al. 2013. 
EtymologyThe Latin adjective cupreus means "coppery," and refers to the rusty dorsal color on some males. 
  • Bocourt,M.F. 1873. Notes sur quelques espèces nouvelles d'iguaniens du genre Sceloporus. Ann. Sci. Nat. Zool. (ser. 5) 17 (10): 1-2 - get paper here
  • Bocourt,M.F. 1873. Ann. Sci. Nat. Zool. (ser. 5) 17 (4): 3 - get paper here
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1885. Catalogue of the lizards in the British Museum (Natural History). Vol. 2, Second edition. London, xiii+497 pp. - get paper here
  • Mata-Silva, Vicente, Jerry D. Johnson, Larry David Wilson and Elí García-Padilla. 2015. The herpetofauna of Oaxaca, Mexico: composition, physiographic distribution, and conservation status. Mesoamerican Herpetology 2 (1): 6–62 - get paper here
  • Smith, H. M. 1936. Descriptions of new species of lizards of the genus Sceloporus from Mexico. Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington 49: 87-96 - 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. & 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.; Kenneth H. Kozak, and Natalia Silva 2013. DIVERSITY AND NICHE EVOLUTION ALONG ARIDITY GRADIENTS IN NORTH AMERICAN LIZARDS (PHRYNOSOMATIDAE). Evolution, 67: 1715–1728. doi: 10.1111/evo.12053 - get paper here
  • Wiens, John J.;Reeder, Tod W. 1997. Phylogeny of the spiny lizards (Sceloporus) based on molecular and morphological evidence. Herpetological Monographs 11: 1-101 - get paper here
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