Sceloporus salvini GÜNTHER, 1890
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|Higher Taxa||Phrynosomatidae, Sceloporinae; Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||E: Salvin's Spiny Lizard|
S: Píchate Verde de Salvin
|Synonym||Sceloporus salvini GÜNTHER 1890: 68|
Sceloporus salvini — SMITH 1939: 55
Sceloporus malachiticus salvini — SMITH & TAYLOR 1950: 108
Sceloporus salvini — LINER 1994
Sceloporus salvini — KÖHLER 2000: 85
Sceloporus salvini — BELL et al. 2003
Sceloporus salvini — WIENS et al. 2010
|Distribution||Mexico (Jalapa, Veracruz, Oaxaca)|
Type locality: see comment. Restricted to Jalapa, Veracruz by SMITH 1939: 40.
|Types||Lectotype: BMNH; Specimen 0 in Boulenger (1897), collected by Hoege, from a series of syntypes, BMNH 1918.104.22.168-97, 1922.214.171.124-99, 19126.96.36.199, formerly 18188.8.131.52-9 (Smith, 1939, SMith & Taylor 1950: 108).|
|Comment||Synonymy: Sceloporus malachiticus internasalis SMITH & BUMZAHEM 1955 has been considered as a synonym of S. salvini but is now treated as a valid species.|
Distribution: not in Guatemala as stated in the original type locality (”Jalapa and Guatemala”); Guatemalan specimens are not assigned to S. internasalis.
|Etymology||The Latin genitive singular honors Osbert Salvin, a prodigiously productive British naturalist and co-editor of the Biologia Centrali-Americana, who collected extensively in Guatemala and elswhere.|
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