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Sceloporus horridus WIEGMANN, 1834

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Higher TaxaPhrynosomatidae, Sceloporinae; Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
SubspeciesSceloporus horridus horridus WIEGMANN 1834
Sceloporus horridus oligoporus COPE 1864 
Common NamesE: Horrible Spiny Lizard, Rough Lizard, Southern Rough Lizard [horridus]
S: Chintete Gris del Sur [horridus]
E: Few-pored Rough Lizard, Western Rough Lizard [oligoporus]
S: Chintete Gris de Pocos Poros [oligoporus] 
SynonymSceloporus horridus WIEGMANN 1834
Tropidolepis horridus — DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1837: 306
Tropidolepis Horridus — DUMÉRIL, BIBRON & DUMÉRIL 1854: 270
Sceloporus spinosus horridus — BOULENGER 1885: 493
Sceloporus horridus horridus — SMITH 1939: 98
Sceloporus horridus horridus — SMITH & TAYLOR 1950: 116
Sceloporus horridus horridus — CAMARILLO-RANGEL 1983
Sceloporus horridus — LINER 1994
Sceloporus horridus — BELL et al. 2003
Sceloporus horridus — MATA-SILVA et al. 2015
Sceloporus horridus — LINER & CASAS-ANDREU 2008

Sceloporus horridus oligoporus COPE 1864
Sceloporus horridus oligoporus — SCHMIDT 1947
Sceloporus horridus oligoporus — CAMARILLO-RANGEL 1983
Sceloporus horridus oligoporus — BELL et al. 2003
Sceloporus horridus oligoporus — LINER & CASAS-ANDREU 2008 
DistributionMexico (S Morelos, Guerrero, Oaxaca, S Puebla, N Jalisco to S Sinaloa, Michoacan, Colima, Aguascalientes, Guanajuato, México, Nayarit)

oligoporus: Mexico (W Guerrero, C/S Michoacan, C Jalisco to Durango). Type Locality: Colima, Colima, Mexico.

Type locality: Mexico. Restricted to Cuernavaca, Morelos, by SMITH & TAYLOR 1950. Map legend:
TDWG region - Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.

NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
TypesHolotype: ZMB 640 (missing fide Taylor, 1969), Ferdinand Deppe collector.

Syntypes: USNM 31386-31393, collected by John Xantus; 31391 exchanged to MCZ in 1944;
31392 exchanged to UIMNH in 1956 [oligoporus] 
CommentSubspecies: Sceloporus horridus albiventris SMITH 1939: 108 is now considered as valid species. 
EtymologyEtymology (horridus): The Latin horridus, "bristly," or "rough," refers to the strongly mucronate dorsal scales. It is unlikely that the ancillary meaning of dreadful, frightful or fearsome (the English word horrid) was intended by the describer.

Etymology (oligoporus): The Greek words oligo, "few," and poros, "pore," refer to the small number of femoral pores, which rarely total more than six for both sides. 
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  • 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
  • Bustos Z. M.G., R. Castro-Franco, J. Manjarrez S., y V. Fajardo G. 2014. Variación morfológica asociada a los patrones de color de la garganta, en lagartijas Sceloporus horridus horridus (Sauria: Phrynosomatidae). Acta Zoológica Mexicana (n.s.) 30 (2): 363-374 - get paper here
  • Bustos, Z. M. G., Manjarrez, J. y Castro-Franco, R. 2013. Uso de microhábitat y termorregulación en Sceloporus horridus horridus (wiegmann 1939) (Sauria: Phrynosomatidae). Acta Zoológica Mexicana (n.s.) 28 (2): 479-481 - get paper here
  • Camarillo Rangel, J.L. 1983. New herpetological records from the state of Mexico. Bull. Maryland Herp. Soc. 19(2):39-46 - get paper here
  • Capul, F. 2012. Medizin-Echsen. Terraria-Elaphe 2012 (4): 44-45 - get paper here
  • 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.
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  • Cobarrubias, Edgar Flores; Daniel Cruz-Sáenz, and David Lazcano 2012. Notes on the Herpetofauna of Western Mexico 6: Amphibians and Reptiles of Hostotipaquillo, Jalisco, Mexico. Bull. Chicago Herp. Soc. 47 (2):21-26 - get paper here
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  • Fox. S. F., S. Perea-Fox and R. Castro-Franco. 1994. Development of the tail autotomy adaptation in lizards under disparate levels of predation at high and low elevations in México. Southwestern Naturalist 39(4): 311-322
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  • Leaché, A.D. & J.W.Sites, Jr. 2009. Chromosome Evolution and Diversification in North American Spiny Lizards (Genus Sceloporus). Cytogenet Genome Res 127: 166-181 - get paper here
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  • PALACIOS-AGUILAR, RICARDO & OSCAR FLORES-VILLELA 2018. An updated checklist of the herpetofauna from Guerrero, Mexico. Zootaxa 4422 (1): 1-24 - get paper here
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  • Vázquez Díaz, Joel;Quintero Díaz, Gustavo E. 2005. Anfibios y Reptiles de Aguascalientes [2nd ed.]. CONABIO, CIEMA, 318 pp.
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