Sceloporus lunae BOCOURT, 1873
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Sceloporus lunae?
|Higher Taxa||Phrynosomatidae, Sceloporinae; Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||Luna's Spiny Lizard|
|Synonym||Sceloporus lunaei BOCOURT 1873: 184|
Sceloporus lunaei — SMITH 1939
Sceloporus lunae — BELL et al. 2003
Type Locality: Plateau of Guatemala, 1500 meters elevation.
|Types||Syntypes: MNHN-RA 3144, MNHN-RA 3144A, MNHN-RA 3145, MNHN-RA 3145A, MNHN-RA 3146, MNHN-RA 3146A, MNHN-RA 3147 (7 specimens)|
|Etymology||The Latin lunaei refers to a Dr. Luna who collected the type. The Latinized surname Luna becomes lunae in the genitive case, even though Luna was a man. There is no provision in the Code for an extra terminal -i (Art. 31 of the Code, ICZN, 1999).|