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Sceloporus goldmani SMITH, 1937

IUCN Red List - Sceloporus goldmani - Endangered, EN

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Higher TaxaPhrynosomatidae, Sceloporinae; Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesE: Goldman's Bunchgrass Lizard
S: Lagartija de Pastizal de Goldman 
SynonymSceloporus goldmani SMITH 1937
Sceloporus goldmani — SMITH 1939: 350
Sceloporus goldmani — SMITH & TAYLOR 1950: 137
Sceloporus goldmani — LINER 1994
Sceloporus goldmani — BELL et al. 2003 
DistributionMexico (S Coahuila southward in the central part of the Mexican plateau to C San Luis Potosi, Nuevo Leon)

Type locality: Charcas, San Luis Potosí. Map legend:
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TypesHolotype: UMMZ 80896 
CommentConservation: 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). 
EtymologyThe 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. 
  • 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
  • Bryson, Robert W.; Uri Omar García-Vázquez, Brett R. Riddle 2011. Relative roles of Neogene vicariance and Quaternary climate change on the historical diversification of bunchgrass lizards (Sceloporus scalaris group) in Mexico. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 62 (1): 447-457 - get paper here
  • Carbajal-Márquez, R.A. and G.E. Quintero-Díaz. 2016. Poblaciones nuevas de Sceloporus goldmani (Squamata: Phrynosomatidae), especie considerada extinta. Revista Mexicana de Biodiversidad 87: 1395–1398
  • Casas-Andreu, G., F.R. Méndez-De la Cruz and X. Aguilar-Miguel. 2004. Anfibios y Reptiles; pp. 375–390, in A.J.M. García-Mendoza, J. Ordoñez and M. Briones-Salas (ed.). Biodiversidad de Oaxaca. Instituto de Biología, UNAM-Fondo Oaxaqueño para la Conservación de la Naturaleza-World Wildlife Fund, México, D. F.
  • Lemos-Espinal, J.A. & Smith, H.M. 2007. Amphibians and reptiles of the state of Coahuila, Mexico. Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, 550 pp.
  • Lemos-Espinal, Julio A. and James R. Dixon 2013. Amphibians and Reptiles of San Luis Potosí. Eagle Mountain Publishing, xii + 300 pp.
  • Smith, H. M. 1939. The Mexican and Central American lizards of the genus Sceloporus. Field Mus. Nat. Hist., Zool. Ser. 26: 1-397. - get paper here
  • Smith,H.M. 1937. A synopsis of the Scalaris group of the lizard genus Sceloporus. Occ. Pap. Mus. Zool. Univ. Mich 361: 1-8
  • Smith,H.M. & Taylor,E.H. 1950. An annotated checklist and key to the reptiles of Mexico exclusive of the snakes. Bull. US Natl. Mus. 199: 1-253 - get paper here
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