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Sceloporus exsul DIXON, KETCHERSID & LIEB, 1972

IUCN Red List - Sceloporus exsul - Critically Endangered, CR

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Higher TaxaPhrynosomatidae, Sceloporinae; Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Queretaran Desert Lizard
S: Espinosa del Desierto de Querétaro 
SynonymSceloporus exsul DIXON, KETCHERSID & LIEB 1972
Sceloporus exsul — LINER 1994
Sceloporus exsul — BELL et al. 2003 
DistributionMexico (Queretaro)

Type locality: “Peña Blanca, 1420 m, Queretaro, Mexico” Map legend:
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Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: TCWC 32376, collected by C. A. Ketchersid, 14 June 1970. 
Comment 
EtymologyThe Latin exsul means "a banished person" or an "exile", and refers to the isolated range of this form as a relict in the extreme southern Chihuahua desert. 
References
  • Bell, E.L.; Smith, H.M. & Chiszar, D. 2003. AN ANNOTATED LIST OF THE SPECIES-GROUP NAMES APPLIED TO THE LIZARD GENUS SCELOPORUS. Acta Zoologica Mexicana (n.s.) 90: 103-174
  • Dixon, James R. and Julio A. Lemos-Espinal 2010. Amphibians and reptiles of the state of Queretaro, Mexico. Tlalnepantla UNAM, 428 pp.
  • Dixon, James R.; Ketchersid, Chesley A. & Lieb, Carl S. 1972. A new species of Sceloporus (undulatus group; Sauria, Iguanidae) from Mexico. Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington 84 (38): 307-312 - get paper here
  • Sites, Jack W., Jr.;Haiduk, Michael W. 1979. The karyotype of Sceloporus exsul (Sauria: Iguanidae). Southwestern Naturalist 24 (2): 393-395 - get paper here
 
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