Sceloporus goldmani SMITH, 1937
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Sceloporus goldmani?
|Higher Taxa||Phrynosomatidae, Sceloporinae; Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||E: Goldman's Bunchgrass Lizard|
S: Lagartija de Pastizal de Goldman
|Synonym||Sceloporus goldmani SMITH 1937|
Sceloporus goldmani — SMITH 1939: 350
Sceloporus goldmani — SMITH & TAYLOR 1950: 137
Sceloporus goldmani — LINER 1994
Sceloporus goldmani — BELL et al. 2003
Sceloporus goldmani — CRUZ-SÁENZ et al. 2017
|Distribution||Mexico (S Coahuila southward in the central part of the Mexican plateau to C San Luis Potosi, Nuevo Leon, Jalisco, Aguascalientes)|
Type locality: Charcas, San Luis Potosí.
|Types||Holotype: UMMZ 80896|
|Comment||Conservation: Sceloporus goldmani is considered to be extinct because recent field surveys have failed to detect this species at multiple historical collecting localities (Sinervo et al., 2010; Bryson et al., 2012).|
|Etymology||The Latin genitive singular honors Edward A. Goldman, one of the collectors of the paratypes of the species. He was a prominent naturalist and author, first employed in 1892 by the U. S. Biological Survey, under whose auspices he and Edward W. Nelson made their famous survey of the terrestrial vertebrates of Mexico around the turn of the century. Their 12-year collection was the largest single such collection ever made in Mexico.|
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