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Sceloporus licki VAN DENBURGH, 1895

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Higher TaxaPhrynosomatidae, Sceloporinae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Cape Arboreal Spiny Lizard
S: Bejori Arboricola del Cabo 
SynonymSceloporus licki VAN DENBURGH 1895: 110
Sceloporus orcutti licki — SMITH 1939: 140
Sceloporus orcutti licki — SMITH & TAYLOR 1950: 114
Sceloporus orcutti licki — LEVITON & BANTA 1964
Sceloporus licki — STEBBINS 1985: 237
Sceloporus licki — LINER 1994
Sceloporus licki — BELL et al. 2003
Sceloporus licki — LINER & CASAS-ANDREU 2008 
DistributionMexico (Baja California Sur)

Type locality: Sierra San Lázaro, Baja California.  
TypesHolotype: CAS 1436 (thought to be destroyed in 1906 fide SMITH & TAYLOR 1950 who designated CAS 2987a, formerly at Stanford Univ. Mus., as lectotype), still extant in CAS. 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: Allied to S . consobrinus, but much larger, with more strongly mucronate scales, with larger scales on the back, with much larger scales on the posterior surface of thigh, and never with two blue patches on throat (Van Denburgh 1895: 110).

Description: Van Denburgh 1895: 111

Comparisons: Van Denburgh 1895: 113

Diagnosis: Smith 1939: 140 
EtymologyThe name honors James Lick, a philanthropist who left his home in Pennsylvania, with little money, became a master cabinetmaker, then went to South America and returned to San Francisco in 1848 with more than $30,000 in gold. He invested in prime waterfront properties and allegedly became the richest man in California. He is buried on Mount Hamilton, beneath one of the piers of Lick Observatory. 
  • 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
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Galina‐Tessaro, Patricia; Álvarez‐Cárdenas, Sergio; Valdez‐Villavicencio, Jorge H.; Villagrán‐SantaCruz, Maricela 2021. Reproduction in Sceloporus licki (Reptilia: Phrynosomatidae) in the Cape Region, Baja California Sur. Acta Zoologica, 102 (3): 310-322 - get paper here
  • 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
  • Köhler, G. & Heimes, P. 2002. Stachelleguane. Herpeton-Verlag (Offenbach), 174 pp.
  • 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
  • Leviton, Alan E.; Banta, Benjamin H. 1964. Midwinter reconnaissance of the herpetofauna of the Cape Region of Baja California, Mexico. Proc. Cal. Acad. Sci. 30 (7): 127-156 - get paper here
  • López-Acosta, Daniela; Patricia Galina-Tessaro, Jorge H. Valdez-Villavicencio y Anny Peralta-García 2016. Nuevos registros de Sceloporus licki (Lacertilia: Phrynosomatidae) en la región del Cabo, Baja California Sur, México. Revista Mexicana de Herpetología 2(1):
  • 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
  • Stebbins,R.C. 1985. A Field Guide to Western Reptiles and Amphibians, 2nd ed. Houghton Mifflin, Boston
  • Van Denburgh,J. 1895. A review of the herpetology of Lower California. Part I - Reptiles. Proc. Cal. Acad. Sci. (2) 5: 77-163 - get paper here
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