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Sceloporus macdougalli SMITH & BUMZAHEM, 1953

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Higher TaxaPhrynosomatidae, Sceloporinae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: MacDougall's Spiny Lizard
S: Espinosa de MacDougall 
SynonymSceloporus macdougalli SMITH & BUMZAHEM 1953
Sceloporus macdougalli — LINER 1994
Sceloporus macdougalli — BELL et al. 2003
Sceloporus macdougalli — MATA-SILVA et al. 2015
Sceloporus macdougalli — FLORES-VILLELA et al. 2022 
DistributionMexico (Oaxaca)

Type locality: Rincón Bamba, 22 mls. S.W. of Tehuantepec, 8 miles from the coast at Bahía Bamba, Isthmus of Tehuantepec, Oaxaca, Mexico.  
Reproductionviviparous (ovoviviparous) 
TypesHolotype: INHS (= UIMNH) 34354, collected by Thomas MacDougall, 26-27 March 1953 
CommentSexual dimorphism: Male and female S. macdougalli are strikingly different (Mendoza-Quijano et al. 2002). 
EtymologyThis Latin genitive singular noun honors the late collector, Thomas MacDougall, who spent many summers collecting plants and some animals in Oaxaca and adjacent states in Mexico. 
  • 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
  • Casas-Andreu, G., F.R. Méndez-De la Cruz and X. Aguilar-Miguel. 2004. Anfibios y Reptiles; pp. 375–390, in A.J.M. García-Mendoza, J. Ordoñez and M. Briones-Salas (ed.). Biodiversidad de Oaxaca. Instituto de Biología, UNAM-Fondo Oaxaqueño para la Conservación de la Naturaleza-World Wildlife Fund, México, D. F.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Mata-Silva, Vicente, Jerry D. Johnson, Larry David Wilson and Elí García-Padilla. 2015. The herpetofauna of Oaxaca, Mexico: composition, physiographic distribution, and conservation status. Mesoamerican Herpetology 2 (1): 6–62 - get paper here
  • Mendoza-Quijano, G. & G. Köhler & H. M. Smith 2002. Extraordinary sexual dichromatism in Sceloporus macdougalli (Reptilia: Phrynosomatidae) in Oaxaca, Mexico. Salamandra 38 (3): 185-190 - get paper here
  • Smith, H.M. & BUMZAHEM,C.B. 1953. A new lizard of the genus Sceloporus from the Isthmus of Tehuantepec. Herpetologica 9: 183-188 - get paper here
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