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Sceloporus serrifer COPE, 1866

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Higher TaxaPhrynosomatidae, Sceloporinae; Iguania, Sauria (lizards) 
SubspeciesSceloporus serrifer prezygus SMITH 1942
Sceloporus serrifer serrifer COPE 1866 
Common NamesRough-scaled Lizard, Yucatecan Rough-scaled Lizard
prezygus: Chiapan Rough-scaled Lizard 
SynonymSceloporus serrifer COPE 1866
Sceloporus serrifer — BOULENGER 1885: 221
Sceloporus torquatus serrifer — STUART 1935: 45
Sceloporus serrifer — SMITH 1939: 212
Sceloporus prezygus SMITH 1942
Sceloporus prezygus — SMITH & TAYLOR 1950: 109
Sceloporus serrifer serrifer — SMITH & TAYLOR 1950: 124
Sceloporus serrifer — LINER 1994
Sceloporus serrifer — KÖHLER 2000: 85
Sceloporus serrifer — WIENS et a. 2010

Sceloporus serrifer prezygus SMITH 1942
Sceloporus serrifer prezygus — AXTELL 1960
Sceloporus prezygus — BELL et al. 2003
Sceloporus prezygus — MARTINEZ-MENDEZ & MENDEZ DE LA CRUZ 2007 
DistributionUSA (Texas),
Mexico (Tamaulipas, Yucatan, Nuevo Leon, E San Luis Potosi, Chiapas, Quéretaro),
Guatemala, Belize

serrifer: Yucatán only. Type locality: Yucatán. Restricted to Mérida by SMITH & TAYLOR 1950

prezygus: SW Guatemala. Type Locality: Conjob (Conjab in original description, Axtell, 1960), between San Bartolomé and
Comitán, 5300 ft. elevation (16°19'N, 92°18'W), Chiapas, Mexico. Map legend:
Type locality - Type locality.
TDWG region - Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.

NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
 
TypesHolotype: USNM 34868

Holotype: USNM 46861 (given incorrectly as “46881” in original description, fide Cochran, 1961),
collected by E. W. Nelson and E. A. Goldman, 2 May 1894 [prezygus]

Holotype: FMNH 32004, collected by E. H. Taylor, no date [plioporus] 
CommentSubspecies: Sceloporus serrifer cyanogenys COPE 1885 has been elevated to full species status. Sceloporus serrifer plioporus SMITH 1939: 212 has been synonymized with S. cyanogenys by MARTINEZ-MENDEZ & MENDEZ-DE LA CRUZ 2007.

Hybridization: Sceloporus serrifer serrifer intergrades with plioporus around Balchacaj, Campeche according to SMITH & TAYLOR 1950. Synonymy modified after SMITH & TAYLOR 1950. C. serrifer and S. (s.) cyanogenys intergrade (OLSON 1987). In areas where the species are sympatric, such as the northern Yucatan Peninsula, S. serrifer is terrestrial and S. lundelli strictly arboreal. 
EtymologyEtymology (serrifer): The Latin serra, "saw," and fero, "to bear," refer to the strongly mucronate, "saw- toothed," dorsal and lateral scales, and to those between the nuchal pocket and a point below lower edge of auditory meatus.

Etymology (prezygus): The Latin pre-, "going before," and Latinized form of Greek zygos, "yoked," refer to the phylogenetic position of the species, thought to have been near the ancestral origin of the poinsettii group. 
References
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