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Sceloporus salvini GÜNTHER, 1890

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Higher TaxaPhrynosomatidae, Sceloporinae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Salvin's Spiny Lizard
S: Píchate Verde de Salvin 
SynonymSceloporus 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 
DistributionMexico (Jalapa, Veracruz, Oaxaca)

Type locality: see comment. Restricted to Jalapa, Veracruz by SMITH 1939: 40.  
TypesLectotype: BMNH; Specimen 0 in Boulenger (1897), collected by Hoege, from a series of syntypes, BMNH 1946.8.29.96-97, 1946.8.29.98-99, 1946.8.30.1, formerly 1881.10.31.8-9 (Smith, 1939, SMith & Taylor 1950: 108). 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: A moderately large Sceloporus, maximum snout-vent measurement 95 mm.; scales on posterior surface of thigh keeled, mucronate, somewhat more than half size of preanal scales; a complete, dorsal nuchal collar three or four scales wide, sometimes abruptly broken medially by a narrow space about the width of one scale row; nuchal collar not light-bordered; two regular rows of supraoculars; lateral frontonasals separated from median fronto-nasals; internasals highly irregular, small, numerous; a distinct depression in median prefrontal region, surrounded by ridges; dorsal scales 39 to 44, average 41.2; ventral scales 41 to 50, average 45.1; scales around body 35 to 46, average 42.2; femoral pores 11 to 14, average 12.5 (Smith 1939: 55).

Description: Smith 1939: 56

Color: Smith 1939: 57 
CommentSynonymy: 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.

Group: S. formosus group (sensu lato, fide PÉREZ-RAMOS & SALDAÑA DE LA RIVA 2008) 
EtymologyThe 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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  • 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
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