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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)
Common NamesE: Queretaran Desert Lizard
S: Espinosa del Desierto de Querétaro 
SynonymSceloporus exsul DIXON, KETCHERSID & LIEB 1972
Sceloporus exsul — FERGUSON 1982: 183
Sceloporus exsul — LINER 1994
Sceloporus exsul — BELL et al. 2003 
DistributionMexico (Queretaro)

Type locality: “Peña Blanca, 1420 m, Queretaro, Mexico”  
TypesHolotype: TCWC 32376, collected by C. A. Ketchersid, 14 June 1970. 
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. 
  • 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 - get paper here
  • Cruz-Elizalde R, Ramírez-Bautista A, Pineda-López R, Mata-Silva V, DeSantis DL, García-Padilla E, Johnson JD, Rocha A, Fucsko LA, Wilson LD. 2022. The herpetofauna of Querétaro, Mexico: composition, distribution, and conservation status. Amphibian & Reptile Conservation 16(1) [General Section]: 148–192 (e308) - get paper here
  • 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
  • Köhler, G. & Heimes, P. 2002. Stachelleguane. Herpeton-Verlag (Offenbach), 174 pp.
  • Sites, Jack W., Jr.;Haiduk, Michael W. 1979. The karyotype of Sceloporus exsul (Sauria: Iguanidae). Southwestern Naturalist 24 (2): 393-395 - get paper here
  • Smith, Hobart M.;Flores-Villela, Oscar A. 1994. Noteworthy lizards of the genera Phrynosoma and Sceloporus in the Museo de Zoología "Alfonso Herrera". Bull. Maryland Herp. Soc. 30 (3): 114-119 - get paper here
  • Tepos-Ramírez M, Garduño-Fonseca FS, Peralta-Robles CA, García-Rubio OR, Cervantes Jiménez R 2023. Annotated checklist of amphibians and reptiles from Querétaro, Mexico, including new records, and comments on controversial species. Check List 19(2): 269-292 - get paper here
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