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Sceloporus insignis WEBB, 1967

IUCN Red List - Sceloporus insignis - Least Concern, LC

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Higher TaxaPhrynosomatidae, Sceloporinae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Michoacán Blackcollar Lizard, Coalcoman Black-collared Lizard
S: Lagartija de Collar Negro de Coalcoman 
SynonymSceloporus insignis WEBB 1967
Sceloporus insignis — LINER 1994
Sceloporus insignis — WIENS & PENKROT 2002
Sceloporus insignis — LINER & CASAS-ANDREU 2008
Sceloporus insignis — FLORES-VILLELA et al. 2022 
DistributionMexico (Dos Aguas, Sierra de Coalcomán, Michoacan, Jalisco)

Type locality: Sierra de Coalcomán, Michoacán, Mexico.  
TypesHolotype: UMMZ 125919 
CommentGroup: S. torquatus group (sensu lato, fide Flores-Villela et al. 2022) 
EtymologyThe Latin adjective insignis means "remarkable, notable, distinguished," meaning that it is distinctive enough from Sceloporus bulleri to be a different species (Webb, 1967). 
  • Fitch, H. S. 1978. Sexual size differences in the genus Sceloporus. Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull. 51 (13): 441-461 - get paper here
  • FLORES-VILLELA, Oscar, SMITH, E. N., CAMPILLO-GARCÍA, Gustavo, MARTÍNEZ-MÉNDEZ, Norberto, & CAMPBELL, J. A. 2022. A new species of Sceloporus of the torquatus group (Reptilia: Phrynosomatidae) from West Mexico. Zootaxa 5134 (2): 286-296 - get paper here
  • Köhler, G. & Heimes, P. 2002. Stachelleguane. Herpeton-Verlag (Offenbach), 174 pp.
  • Martínez-Méndez, N. & Méndez-De la Cruz, F.R. 2007. Molecular phylogeny of the Sceloporus torquatus species-group (Squamata: Phrynosomatidae). Zootaxa 1609: 53-68 - get paper here
  • Webb,R.G. 1967. Variation and distribution of the iguanid lizard Sceloporus bulleri, and the description of a related new species. Copeia 1967 (1): 202-213 - get paper here
  • Wiens, J.J. & Penkrot, T.A. 2002. Delimiting species using DNA and morphological variation and discordant species limits in Spiny Lizards (Sceloporus). Systematic Biology 51 (1): 69-91 - get paper here
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