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Sceloporus dugesii BOCOURT, 1874

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Higher TaxaPhrynosomatidae, Sceloporinae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Duges' Spiny Lizard
S: Espinosa de Dugés del Este
E: Western Dugès' Spiny Lizard [intermedius]
S: Tecuini [intermedius] 
SynonymSceloporus dugesii BOCOURT 1874: 188
Tropidolepis intermedius DUGÈS 1869 (nomen nudum)
Sceloporus intermedius DUGÈS 1877: 29
Sceloporus Westphalii DUGÈS 1877 (nom. subst. pro S. intermedius)
Sceloporus dugesii — BOULENGER 1885: 224
Sceloporus dugesii intermedius — SMITH 1938: 663
Sceloporus pleurolepis GÜNTHER 1890: 74 (fide SMITH 1938)
Sceloporus dugesii dugesii — SMITH 1938: 657
Sceloporus dugesii — SMITH 1939: 234
Sceloporus dugesii dugesii — SMITH & TAYLOR 1950: 127
Sceloporus dugesii intermedius — SMITH & TAYLOR 1950: 127
Sceloporus dugesii — LINER 1994
Sceloporus dugesii — BELL et al. 2003
Sceloporus dugesii intermedius — BELL et al. 2003 
DistributionMexico (from S Nayarit to Colima, Guanajuato , Michoacan, Quéretaro, Jalisco)

dugesii: Jalisco, Colima, Nayarit. Type locality: Colima.

intermedius: Guanajuato, Michoacan, San Luis Potosi. Type locality: La Noria, near Zamora, hacienda of D. Epifanio Jiménez (Michoacan).

pleurolepis: Type Locality: North of Río Santiago, Jalisco, Mexico.  
Reproductionviviparous (ovoviviparous) 
TypesSyntypes: MNHN-RA 1652, MNHN-RA 1652A-B, MNHN-RA 1653, MNHN-RA 1653A-D, MNHN-RA 1654, MNHN-RA 1654A-B, collected by Alfredo Dugés.
Syntypes: Two, Mus. Alfredo Dugès, no number, collector unknown (Smith and Necker, 1944) [intermedius]
Holotype: BMNH 1946.8.10.51, formerly 1890.2.4.5, collected by F. D. Godman and O. Salvin [pleurolepis] 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: Smith 1939: 234

Diagnosis (intermedius): Smith 1939: 235 
CommentSubspecies: MARTINEZ-MENDEZ & MENDEZ-DE LA CRUZ 2007 suggested not to recognize the subspecies of S. dugesii as they are hardly differentiated. 
EtymologyThis name honors the collector, Alfredo Dugès, who often is called "the father of Mexican herpetology", and who was the first one to summarize the Mexican herpetofauna in Linnaean terms.

intermedius: The Latin intermedius, "intermediate", was applied with the thought that its scalation was intermediate between that of S. grammicus and S. microlepidotus.

pleurolepis: The Greek pleura, "side," and lepis, "scale," refer to the lateral scales, which "are twice or thrice as large as those on the back, and keeled" (Günther, 1890: 74). 
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