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Sceloporus orcutti STEJNEGER, 1893

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Higher TaxaPhrynosomatidae, Sceloporinae; Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Granite Spiny Lizard
S: Espinosa del Granito 
SynonymSceloporus orcutti STEJNEGER 1893: 181
Sceloporus orcutti orcutti — SMITH 1939: 133
Sceloporus digueti MOCQUARD 1899: 311
Sceloporus orcutti — SMITH & TAYLOR 1950: 114
Sceloporus orcutti — STEBBINS 1985: 129
Sceloporus orcutti — LINER 1994
Sceloporus orcutti — BELL et al. 2003
Sceloporus orcutti — LINER & CASAS-ANDREU 2008 
DistributionUSA (S California),
Mexico (Baja California)

digueti: Mexico (Baja California): Type Locality: Santa Rosalía, Baja California.

Type locality: California: San Diego County, Milquatay Valley, 2500-2600 ft. elevation. [Milquatay is said to mean 'wheat field' in Indian; C. R. Orcutt told L. M. Klauber that the type locality was a few hundred yards east of Campo, San Diego County. (Klauber, 1939).] Map legend:
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Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: USNM 16330 (collected by C.R. Orcutt)
Type: MNHNP 1892.419. collected by M. Leon Diguet, 1896-7 [digueti] 
Comment 
EtymologyThis Latin patronym honors Charles Russell Orcutt, pioneer San Diego naturalist, editor, and publisher who collected the type specimen.

Etymology [digueti]: This name honors M. Leon Diguet, who made numerous ethnographic, zoological and botanical collections in Baja California, Mexico. 
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
  • Burré, G. 2002. Begegnungen mit Iguaniden im Südwesten der USA. Iguana Rundschreiben 15 (2): 13-21
  • Burt, Charles E. 1933. Some lizards from the Great Basin of the West and adjacent areas, with comments on the status of various forms. American Midland Naturalist 14: 228-250 - get paper here
  • Crother, B. I. (ed.) 2012. Standard Common and Current Scientific Names for North American Amphibians, Turtles, Reptiles, and Crocodilians, Seventh Edition. Herpetological Circular 39: 1-92
  • Fitch, H. S. 1978. Sexual size differences in the genus Sceloporus. Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull. 51 (13): 441-461 - get paper here
  • Goldberg, S.R. 2013. Notes on Reproduction of Granite Spiny Lizards, Sceloporus orcutti (Squamata: Phrynosomatidae), from California. Bull. Chicago Herp. Soc. 48 (1): 4-6 - get paper here
  • Hall W P; Smith H M 1979. Lizards of the Sceloporus orcutti complex of the Cape region of Baja California. Breviora (452): 1-26 - get paper here
  • Jones, L.L. & Lovich, R.E. 2009. Lizards of the American Southwest. A photographic field guide. Rio Nuevo Publishers, Tucson, AZ, 568 pp. [review in Reptilia 86: 84] - get paper here
  • Klauber, L. M. 1939. Studies of reptile life in the arid southwest I. Night collecting on the desert with ecological statistics II. Speculations on prtective coloration and pretective reflectivity III. Notes on some lizards of the southwestern United States. Bulletins of the Zoological Society of San Diego 14: 1-100
  • 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
  • Leaché, A.D. & Mulcahy, D.G. 2007. Phylogeny, divergence times and species limits of spiny lizards (Sceloporus magister species group) in western North American deserts and Baja California. Molecular Ecology 16: 5216–5233 - get paper here
  • Mocquard, M.F. 1899. Contribution a la faune herpétologique de la Basse-Californie. Nouv. Arch. Mus. Hist. Natur.Paris, 4th Series, Vol. 1: 297-343 + plates XI-XIII - get paper here
  • Schmidt, W.; Henkel, F.W. 2006. Leguane. Biologie, Haltung und Zucht, 2. Aufl. Verlag Eugen Ulmer, Stuttgart, 160 pp.
  • 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
  • Stebbins,R.C. 1985. A Field Guide to Western Reptiles and Amphibians, 2nd ed. Houghton Mifflin, Boston
  • Stejneger,L.H. 1893. Annotated list of the reptiles and batrachians collected by the Death Valley Expedition in 1891, with descriptions of new species. North American Fauna, No. 7: 159-228 (+ 14 plates + 4 maps) - get paper here
  • Tevis, lloyd, Jr. 1944. Herpetological notes from lower California. Copeia 1944 (1): 6-18 - get paper here
  • Van Denburgh, John 1896. Additional notes on the herpetology of Lower California. Proc. Cal. Acad. Sci. (2) 5: 1004-1008 - get paper here
  • Weintraub J D 1981. Sceloporus orcutti Stejneger. Granite spiny lizard. Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles (265 1980[1981]: 1-2 - get paper here
  • Weintraub, J. D. 1969. Size relationships of the granite spiny lizard, Sceloporus orcutti. Herpetologica 25 (1): 25-29 - get paper here
  • Werning, Heiko 2014. Leguane im „Wilden Westen“. Terraria Elaphe 2014 (2): 16-25
 
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