Sceloporus grandaevus (DICKERSON, 1919)
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Sceloporus grandaevus?
|Higher Taxa||Phrynosomatidae, Sceloporinae; Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||E: Cerralvo Island Sator|
S: Sator de la Isla Cerralvo
|Synonym||Sator grandaevus DICKERSON 1919|
Sator grandaevus — SMITH & TAYLOR 1950: 140
Sceloporus grandaevus — FLORES-VILLELA 1993
Sator grandaevus — LINER 1994
Sceloporus grandaevus — BELL et al. 2003
|Distribution||Mexico (Cerralvo Island, Gulf of California)|
Type locality: Cerralvo Island, Gulf of California, Baja California.
|Types||Holotype: AMNH 5491|
|Comment||Type species: Sator grandaevus DICKERSON 1919 is the type species of the genus Sator DICKERSON 1919. However, Sator was synonymized with Sceloporus by BELL et al. 2003, which was confirmed by WIENS et al. 2010.|
DIAGNOSIS. A relatively large lizard reaching a total length of 250 mm., more
than two-thirds of which is the strongly compressed tail with verticils of strongly keeled mucronate scales; body compressed and with high vertebral ridge in the adult; a strong lateral fold from postauricular region to groin; broad, uninterrupted band of granules along lateral fold, broadest at shoulder, meeting keeled dorsal scales moreorlesabruptlythroughoutitslength; astrongstructuralanteriorgularfold, markedbydifferentiationofscales; posteriorgularfoldvisiblelaterally,markedby anintrusionofgranulesventralwardand3enlargedscalesofa"denticulatedborder"; about60scalesbetweeninterparietalandbaseoftail,16inaheadlength; femoral poresaverage18. Generalcolorationlightordarkgrayishblue; colorpatternin- cludesblackshoulderpatches(sometimesnuchalcolar) [from DICKERSON 1919].
|Etymology||From the Latin grandis, "large or noble", referring to the total body size, up to 250 mm.|
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