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Sceloporus hunsakeri HALL & SMITH, 1979

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Higher TaxaPhrynosomatidae, Sceloporinae; Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesE: Hunsaker's Spiny Lizard
S: Espinosa de Hunsaker 
SynonymSceloporus hunsakeri HALL & SMITH 1979
Sceloporus hunsakeri — STEBBINS 1985: 237
Sceloporus hunsakeri — LINER 1994
Sceloporus hunsakeri — BELL et al. 2003
Sceloporus hunsakeri — LINER & CASAS-ANDREU 2008 
DistributionMexico (S Baja California Sur)

Type locality: “3 mi. E of San Bartolo +/- 500 ft.” [Cape region, Baja California, Mexico]. 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: MVZ 73,570, adult male 
EtymologyThe Latin genitive singular name honors Don Hunsaker II, in recognition of his comparative ethological studies of Sceloporus, and for encouraging W. P. Hall III to perform karyological studies of the genus. 
  • 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
  • Hall W P; Smith H M 1979. Lizards of the Sceloporus orcutti complex of the Cape region of Baja California. Breviora (452): 1-26 - get paper here
  • Jones, L.L. & Lovich, R.E. 2009. Lizards of the American Southwest. A photographic field guide. Rio Nuevo Publishers, Tucson, AZ, 568 pp. [review in Reptilia 86: 84] - get paper here
  • Leaché, A.D. 2010. Species trees for spiny lizards (Genus Sceloporus): Identifying points of concordance and conflict between nuclear and mitochondrial data. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 54: 162–171 - get paper here
  • 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
  • Leaché, A.D. & Mulcahy, D.G. 2007. Phylogeny, divergence times and species limits of spiny lizards (Sceloporus magister species group) in western North American deserts and Baja California. Molecular Ecology 16: 5216–5233 - get paper here
  • Stebbins,R.C. 1985. A Field Guide to Western Reptiles and Amphibians, 2nd ed. Houghton Mifflin, Boston
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