Sceloporus lundelli SMITH, 1939
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Sceloporus lundelli?
|Higher Taxa||Phrynosomatidae, Sceloporinae; Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Subspecies||Sceloporus lundelli gaigeae SMITH 1939|
Sceloporus lundelli lundelli SMITH 1939
|Common Names||E: Lundell's Spiny Lizard|
S: Espinosa de Lundell
|Synonym||Sceloporus lundelli SMITH 1939|
Sceloporus lundelli lundelli — SMITH & TAYLOR 1950: 112
Sceloporus lundelli gaigeae — SMITH & TAYLOR 1950: 112
Sceloporus lundelli — LINER 1994
Sceloporus lundelli — KÖHLER 2000: 85
Sceloporus lundelli — WIENS et a. 2010
Sceloporus lundelli gaigeae SMITH 1939
Sceloporus lundelli gaigeae — BELL et al. 2003
|Distribution||Mexico (Yucatan, Campeche, Quintana Roo, Tabasco [HR 35: 188]), Guatemala (El Peten), |
lundelli: Yucatan peninsula
gaigeae: N Yucatan
Type locality: Cohune Ridge (20 miles southeast of Benque Viejo), [Belize].
|Types||Holotype: UMMZ 80674 (collected by C. L. Lundell).|
Holotype: FMNH 31524; H. M. Smith collector. [gaigeae]
|Comment||Distribution: The type locality was given as being in British Honduras (= Belize). Not listed for Guatemala and Belize by KÖHLER (2000). Henderson and Hoevers (1975) reported S. lundelli from Belize but they may have incorrectly identified some specimens of S. serrifer as S. lundelli. In areas where the species are sympatric, such as the northern Yucatan Peninsula, S. serrifer is terrestrial and S. lundelli strictly arboreal.|
|Etymology||Etymology: S. l. gaigeae honors Helen Thompson Gaige (1890-1976), Curator of the Reptile and Amphibian Section of the University of Michigan Museum of Zoology (1923-1945). She was employed by the Museum from 1910-1945. She was herpetological editor of Copeia in 1930, then Managing Editor in 1937, then Editor-In-Chief from 1946-1949. She had a major role in transforming the journal into a modern quarterly publication, and in guiding the early careers of many herpetologists (Adler, 1989).|
Etymology: This Latin genitive singular noun honors the collector, famed in the study of Central American botany.