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Sceloporus parvus SMITH, 1934

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Higher TaxaPhrynosomatidae, Sceloporinae; Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
SubspeciesSceloporus parvus parvus SMITH 1934
Sceloporus parvus scutulatus SMITH 1937 
Common NamesE: Bluebelly Lizard
S: Lagartija Panza Azul 
SynonymSceloporus parvus SMITH 1934
Sceloporus parvus parvus — SMITH 1937
Sceloporus parvus parvus — SMITH & TAYLOR 1950: 131
Lysoptychus parvus — LARSEN & TANNER 1975
Sceloporus parvus parvus — LINER et al. 1993
Sceloporus parvus — LINER 1994
Sceloporus parvus — BELL et al. 2003
Sceloporus parvus — LINER & CASAS-ANDREU 2008 
DistributionMexico (Nuevo Leon to San Luis Potosi, Tamaulipas, Quéretaro, Zacatecas)

parvus: N Nuevo León to S San Luis Potosí west of the Sierra Oriental, Coahuila); Type locality: Hills 5 miles west of Sabinas Hidalgo, Nuevo León.

scutulatus: NW San Luis Potosi south along the Sierra Oriental to S Hidalgo. Type locality: 30 miles north of Matehuala, San Luis Potosí.  
TypesHolotype: FMNH 100125, formerly EHT-HMS 7120, originally EHT-HMS field no. 292, collected 8 June 1932 by E. H. Taylor and H. M. Smith. [parvus]
Holotype: INHS (= UIMNH) 25056, originally EHT-HMS 7129, Hobart M. Smith and E. H. Taylor, collectors. [scutulatus] 
CommentIllustration on back cover of Iguana (Rundschreiben) 15 (1).

The subspecies scutulatus was rejected by Auth et al. (2000).

Named after Latin “parvus, -a, -um” = small, referring to the small maximum body length of this species (50 mm). 
EtymologyEtymology (scutulatus): The Latin scutula, "a small plate," and -atus, "provided with," refer to the perceived smaller scales than in other populations. 
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  • 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
  • Dixon, James R. and Julio A. Lemos-Espinal 2010. Amphibians and reptiles of the state of Queretaro, Mexico. Tlalnepantla UNAM, 428 pp.
  • García-Vázquez, Uri Omar, Marysol Trujano-Ortega and Arturo Contreras-Arquieta. 2014. Sceloporus parvus (blue-bellied lizard) reproduction. Herpetological Review 45 (3): 507 - get paper here
  • 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, J.A. & Smith, H.M. 2007. Amphibians and reptiles of the state of Coahuila, Mexico. Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, 550 pp.
  • Lemos-Espinal, Julio A. and James R. Dixon 2013. Amphibians and Reptiles of San Luis Potosí. Eagle Mountain Publishing, xii + 300 pp.
  • Lemos-Espinal, Julio A., Geoffrey R. Smith 2015. Amphibians and reptiles of the state of Hidalgo, Mexico. Check List 11 (3): 1642 - get paper here
  • Liner, Ernest A.;Montanucci, Richard R.;González-Alonso, Arturo;Mendoza Quijano, Fernando 1993. An additional contribution to the herpetology of Northern Coahuila, Mexico. Boletín de la Sociedad Herpetológica Mexicana 5 (1): 9-11 - get paper here
  • Martin, Plul S. 1958. A biogeography of reptiles and amphibians in the Gomez Farias Region, Tamaulipas, Mexico. Miscellaneous publications, Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan (101): 1-102 + 7 plates - get paper here
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  • Pruett, Jake Allen. 2014. Sceloporus parvus (blue-bellied lizard) female aggression. Herpetological Review 45 (3): 507 - 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
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  • 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. 1937. A synopsis of the Scalaris group of the lizard genus Sceloporus. Occ. Pap. Mus. Zool. Univ. Mich 361: 1-8
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  • Terán-Juárez, Sergio A., Elí García Padilla, Vicente Mata-Silva, Jerry D. Johnson and Larry David Wilson. 2016. The herpetofauna of Tamaulipas, Mexico: composition, distribution, and conservation status. Mesoamerican Herpetology 3 (1): 43–113 - get paper here
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