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Sceloporus ochoterenae SMITH, 1934

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Higher TaxaPhrynosomatidae, Sceloporinae; Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Queretaran Spiny Lizard, Ochoterena's Lizard
S: Lagartija Chata de Ochoterena 
SynonymSceloporus ochoterenae SMITH 1934
Sceloporus ochoterenai — SMITH & TAYLOR 1950: 135
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) Map legend:
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Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: FMNH 100052. Originally EHT-HMS 7158, EHT field no. 1075; collected 26 June 1932 by E. H. Taylor and H. M. Smith. 
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. 
References
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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, 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
  • 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
 
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