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Sceloporus palaciosi LARA-GONGORA, 1983

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Higher TaxaPhrynosomatidae, Sceloporinae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Palacios' Bunchgrass Lizard
S: Arboricola de Palacios 
SynonymSceloporus palaciosi LARA-GONGORA 1983
Sceloporus altamontanus LARA-GÓNGORA 1978: 26
Sceloporus palaciosi — LINER 1994
Sceloporus palaciosi — BELL et al. 2003
Sceloporus palaciosi — LINER & CASAS-ANDREU 2008
Sceloporus palaciosi — RAMIREZ-BAUTISTA et al 2019 
DistributionMexico (Morelos, Guerrero)

Type Locality: Cerro del Caballete, Second Lake, Parque Nacional Lagunas de Zempoala, Sierra de Ocuilán, México, Mexico, elevation 3000 m. Flores-Villela et al. (1991) gave Serranía del Ajusco as the type locality.  
Reproductionviviparous (ovoviviparous) 
TypesHolotype: MZFC 864 (MZFC 0546), collected by O. Flores-Villela. Flores-Villela et al.
(1991) cited the correct number as MZFC 864. 
CommentThe name Sceloporus altamontanus is an unavailable name. The name was not published in conformance with Art. 8a(1) ("issued publicly for the purposes of providing a permanent scientific record") of the 1985 International Code of Zoological Nomenclature. The specific issue was brought to the attention of the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature (Smith et al. 1993), and in the 1999 Code the applicability of the 1985 Article was confirmed and made more explicit that meeting abstracts are not nomenclaturally published (cited from BELL et al. 2003). 
EtymologyThe name is a patronym for Dr. Prococo Palacios, of Comunidad Rancho el Capulín. 
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  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
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  • 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
  • Flores-Villela, O.A., Hernandez Garcia, E., & Nieto Montas de Oca, A. 1991. Catalogo de anfibios y reptiles del Museo de Zoologia, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico. Mus. de Zool. 'Alfonso L. Herrera', Mexico, D.F 222 pp.
  • Güizado-Rodríguez, Anahí; Uri Omar García-Vázquez, and Israel Solano-Zavaleta 2011. Thermoregulation by a Population of Sceloporus palaciosi from Sierra del Ajusco, Distrito Federal, Mexico. Southwestern Naturalist 56 (1): 120-124 - get paper here
  • Köhler, G. & Heimes, P. 2002. Stachelleguane. Herpeton-Verlag (Offenbach), 174 pp.
  • Lara-Gongora G 1983. Two new species of the lizard genus Sceloporus (Reptilia, Sauria, Iguanidae) from the Ajusco and Ocuilan Sierras, Mexico. Bull. Maryland Herp. Soc. 19 (1) 1983: 1-14 - get paper here
  • Lara-Góngoro, Guillermo 2004. A new species of Sceloporus (Reptilia, Sauria: Phrynosomatidae) of the grammicus complex from Chihuahua and Sonora, Mexico. Bull. Maryland Herp. Soc. 40(1): 1-41 - get paper here
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  • Palacios-Aguilar, Ricardo & OSCAR FLORES-VILLELA 2018. An updated checklist of the herpetofauna from Guerrero, Mexico. Zootaxa 4422 (1): 1-24 - get paper here
  • Ramirez‐Bautista, A., Sites, J. W., Marshall, J. C., Cruz‐Elizalde, R., Diaz‐Marin, C.A., Hernandez‐Salinas, U., Berriozabal‐Islas, C. and Garcia‐Rosales, A. 2020. Reproduction and sexual dimorphism in the viviparous lizard Sceloporus palaciosi (Squamata: Phrynosomatidae) from the Trans‐Mexican Volcanic Belt, Mexico. Acta Zoologica 102 (1): 63-76 [print: 2021] - get paper here
  • Villagrán-Santa Cruz, M. & F.R. Méndez-de la Cruz 1999. Corpus Luteum Through the Gestation of Sceloporus palaciosi (Sauria: Phrynosomatidae) Copeia 1999 (1): 214-218. - get paper here
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