Sceloporus edbelli SMITH, CHISZAR & LEMOS-ESPINAL, 2003
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Sceloporus edbelli?
|Higher Taxa||Phrynosomatidae, Sceloporinae; Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||E: Bell's spiny lizard|
S: Espinosa de Bell
|Synonym||Sceloporus undulatus belli SMITH, CHISZAR & LEMOS-ESPINAL 1995|
Sceloporus edbelli SMITH et al. 2003 (nom. nov.)
Sceloporus edbelli — BELL et al. 2003
Sceloporus edbelli — LEMOS-ESPINAL & SMITH 2007
Sceloporus edbelli — JONES & LOVICH 2009: 516
|Distribution||Mexico (Durango, Coahuila [see note], Chihuahua)|
Type locality: Two mi S León Guzmán, Durango, Mexico.
|Types||Holotype: UCM 41539, collected 19 June 1966 by Richard L. Holland (edbelli)|
|Comment||Synonymy: S. u. belli is an unavailable junior secondary homonym of Tropidolepis bellii Gray 1831 (which is a nomen dubium named in honor of Thomas Bell [1792-1880, an eminent scientist and herpetologist in London, much admired by Gray, who named many species for him). S. u. belli has thus been renamed S. u. edbelli and later elevated to full species status. |
Distribution: Some authors, e.g. Lemos-Espinal et al. 2016 consider S. edbelli as a synonym of S. consobrinus and thus do not list if for Coahuila. Not in Durango fide Lemos-Espinal (2018).
|Etymology||Etymology (edbelli): named after Edwin L. Bell, Professor Emeritus of Biology at Albright College, Reading, Pennsylvania, who worked for many years on S. occidentalis and the systematics of the UNDULATUS group.|
Etymology (elongatus): The Latin elongatus refers to the elongate tail and legs, as described by Stejneger (1890).
Etymology (erythrocheilus): The Greek erythros, "red," and cheilos, "lip," refer to the rust-reddish coloration of the lips and adjacent scales in breeding males.
Etymology (garmani): The genitive singular noun honors Samuel Garman, Curator at the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard University, who authored nearly 50 works in herpetology from 1874-1917. Garman sent the syntypes to Boulenger.
Etymology (hyacinthinus): The Greek singular noun is from hyakinthinus, "lily," and refers to the blue colors of the abdominal semeions.
Etymology (speari): The genitive singular patronym honors Norman E. Spear, Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the State University of New York at Binghamton, where he is Co-director of the Center for Developmental Psychology, and was a mentor for David Chiszar.
Etymology (tedbrowni): The Latin genitive singular honors Ted L. Brown, authority on the herpetology of New Mexico, and long editor of the New Mexico Herpetological Society Newsletter.
Etymology (thayerii): This name honors Col. Sylvanus Thayer, founder of the instructional regimen at West Point Military Academy in the middle of the 19th century.
Etymology (undulatus): The Latin undulatus, "wavy," refers to the undulant transverse dark cross-bars on the dorsum.
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