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Sceloporus ochoterenae SMITH, 1934

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Higher TaxaPhrynosomatidae, Sceloporinae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Queretaran Spiny Lizard, Ochoterena's Lizard
S: Lagartija Chata de Ochoterena 
SynonymSceloporus ochoterenae SMITH 1934
Sceloporus ochoterenai — SMITH & TAYLOR 1950: 135
Lysoptychus ochoterenae — LARSEN & TANNER 1975
Sceloporus ochoterenae — LINER 1994
Sceloporus ochoterenae — BELL et al. 2003
Sceloporus ochoterenai — CASTRO-FRANCO & BUSTOS-ZAGAL 2003
Sceloporus ochoterenae — MATA-SILVA et al. 2015 
DistributionMexico (Guerrero, Morelos, Distrito Federal, Puebla [HR 34: 385], Oaxaca [Flores-Villela et al. 2008])

Type locality: Two miles north of Mazatlán, Guerrero (12 miles south of Chilpancingo, Guerrero)  
TypesHolotype: FMNH 100052. Originally EHT-HMS 7158, EHT field no. 1075; collected 26 June 1932 by E. H. Taylor and H. M. Smith. 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: Smith 1939: 308 
CommentSeems to have been confused with S. scalaris (fide SMITH et al. 2000).

Before it’s description, species of this species have been considered as Sceloporus scalaris, S. gratiosus, S. aeneus, and S. variabilis (Flores-Villela et al. 2008). 
EtymologyThis species was named in honor of Dr. Isaac Ochoterena, formerly Director of the Instituto de Biologia of the Universidad Nacional de Mexico in Mexico City, in recognition of numerous courtesies extended to Taylor and Smith. 
  • 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
  • Bustos Z. M. G., Méndez de la Cruz. F. R. y Castro-Franco, R. 2011. Ciclo reproductor de Sceloporus ochoterenae en el estado de Morelos, México. Revista Mexicana de Biodiversidad 82: 589-597
  • 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.
  • Castro Franco, R. & M. G. Bustos-Zagal 2003. Lagartijas de Morelos, México: distribución, hábitat y conservación. Acta Zoológica Mexicana (n.s.) 88:123-142 - get paper here
  • Castro-Franco, Rubén, María Guasalupe Bustos-Zagal 1994. List of reptiles of Morelos, Mexico, and their distribution in relation to vegetation types. Southwestern Naturalist 39 (2): 171-175 - get paper here
  • De La Vega-Pérez, Aníbal H. Díaz, Leopoldo Vazquez Reyes, Samuel Santa Cruz-Padilla and Victor Hugo Jiménez-Arcos. 2014. Sceloporus ochoterenae predation. Herpetological Review 45 (4): 700 - get paper here
  • Flores-Villela, O.; Smith, H.O.; Liner, E.A. & Chiszar, D. 2008. Sceloporus ochoterenae SMITH, Ochoterena's Spiny Lizard. Catalogue or American Amphibians and Reptiles 855: 1-5 - get paper here
  • Köhler, G. & Heimes, P. 2002. Stachelleguane. Herpeton-Verlag (Offenbach), 174 pp.
  • Larsen, Kenneth R.;Tanner, Wilmer W. 1975. Evolution of the sceloporine lizards (Iguanidae). Great Basin Naturalist 35 (1): 1-20 - get paper here
  • 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
  • Lemos-Espinal JA, Smith GR 2020. A conservation checklist of the amphibians and reptiles of the State of Mexico, Mexico with comparisons with adjoining states. ZooKeys 953: 137-159 - get paper here
  • Lemos-Espinal JA, Smith GR 2020. A conservation checklist of the herpetofauna of Morelos, with comparisons with adjoining states. ZooKeys 941: 121-144 - 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
  • Palacios-Aguilar, Ricardo & OSCAR FLORES-VILLELA 2018. An updated checklist of the herpetofauna from Guerrero, Mexico. Zootaxa 4422 (1): 1-24 - get paper here
  • 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
  • Smith, H.M. 1934. Descriptions of new lizards of the genus Sceloporus from Mexico and Southern United States. Trans Kansas Acad. Sci. 37: 263-285 - get paper here
  • Smith, H.M. & Taylor,E.H. 1950. An annotated checklist and key to the reptiles of Mexico exclusive of the snakes. Bull. US Natl. Mus. 199: 1-253 - get paper here
  • Smith, Hobart M. McCarthy, C. and David Chiszar 2000. Some enigmatic identifications in Boulenger’s 1897 Sceloporus monograph (Reptilia: Sauria). Bull. Maryland Herp. Soc. 36 (4): 124-132 - get paper here
  • Woolrich-Piña, G. A., E. García-Padilla, D. L. DeSantis, J. D. Johnson, V. Mata-Silva, and L. D. Wilson 2017. The herpetofauna of Puebla, Mexico: composition, distribution, and conservation status. Mesoamerican Herpetology 4(4): 791–884 - get paper here
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