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Sceloporus scitulus SMITH, 1942

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Higher TaxaPhrynosomatidae, Sceloporinae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Striated Emerald (Spiny) Lizard
S: Chintete Verde Rayado 
SynonymSceloporus formosus scitulus SMITH 1942
Sceloporus formosus scitulus — BELL et al. 2003
Sceloporus scitulus — PEREZ-RAMOS & SALDANA DE LA RIVA 2008
Sceloporus scitulus — PALACIOS-AGUILAR & FLORES-VILLELA 2018 
DistributionMexico (Guerrero, Jalisco, Oaxaca)

Type Locality: Omilteme (=Omiltemi), Guerrero, Mexico.  
TypesHolotype: FMNH 100012, EHT-HMS 26962, collected 2-4 August 1940, by Richard C. Taylor and Edward H. Taylor 
CommentGroup: S. formosus group (sensu lato, fide PÉREZ-RAMOS & SALDAÑA DE LA RIVA 2008) 
EtymologyThe Latin scitulus, "beautiful," refers to the brilliant green dorsum with parallel longitudinal black lines. 
  • 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
  • Palacios-Aguilar, Ricardo & OSCAR FLORES-VILLELA 2018. An updated checklist of the herpetofauna from Guerrero, Mexico. Zootaxa 4422 (1): 1-24 - get paper here
  • Pérez-Ramos, E. & Saldaña de La Riva, L. 2008. Morphological revision of lizards of the formosus group, genus Sceloporus (Squamata: Sauria) of southern Mexico, with description of a new species. Bull. Maryland Herp. Soc. 44 (3): 77-98 - get paper here
  • Smith, Hobart 1942. Mexican herpetological miscellany. Proc. US Natl. Mus. 92 (3153): 349-395 - get paper here
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