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Sceloporus shannonorum LANGEBARTEL, 1959

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Higher TaxaPhrynosomatidae, Sceloporinae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Shannons’ Spiny Lizard
G: Shannons Stachelleguan
S: Espinosa de Shannon 
SynonymSceloporus shannonorum LANGEBARTEL 1959: 25
Sceloporus heterolepis shannonorum — WEBB 1969
Sceloporus heterolepis shannonorum — WEBB 1984
Sceloporus shannonorum — BELL et al. 2003
Sceloporus shannonorum — SMITH et al. 2006
Sceloporus shannonorum — VALDEZ-LARES et al. 2013 
DistributionMexico (Durango, extreme N Jalisco).

Type Locality: 37 rd mi NE Concordia, Sinaloa, Sierra Espinazo del Diablo, mpio El Salto, Durango.  
TypesHolotype: INHS (= UIMNH) 43060, collected 2 September 1957 by Joseph Schaffner 
EtymologyThis species is named for Dr. and Mrs. Frederick A. Shannon (1921-1965), Langebartel's long-term friends from the University of Illinois. They financed the collecting trip on which the type was taken. Fred Shannon is one of several herpetologists who died from snakebite (here: Crotalus scutulatus). In fact, Fred Shannon had an M.D. too. See Smith & Russel 1965 for biographic notes. 
  • 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
  • CARBAJAL-MARQUEZ, R. A., D.-D. L. R. M. ANTONIO, B. O. JIMENEZ-GODOY, G. E. QUINTERO-DIAZ, AND J. A. BANUELOS-ALAMILLO 2020. Geographic Distribution: Sceloporus shannonorum (Shannon’s Spiny Lizard). Mexico: Zacatecas. Herpetological Review 51: 272.
  • Hardy, L.M., & McDiarmid, R.W. 1969. The amphibians and reptiles of Sinaloa, Mexico. Univ. Kansas Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist. 18 (3): 39-252. - get paper here
  • Köhler, G. & Heimes, P. 2002. Stachelleguane. Herpeton-Verlag (Offenbach), 174 pp.
  • Langebartel, David A. 1959. A New Lizard (Sceloporus) from the Sierra Madre Occidental of Mexico. Herpetologica 15 (1): 25-27 - get paper here
  • Lara-Góngoro, Guillermo 2004. A new species of Sceloporus (Reptilia, Sauria: Phrynosomatidae) of the grammicus complex from Chihuahua and Sonora, Mexico. Bull. Maryland Herp. Soc. 40(1): 1-41 - get paper here
  • Lemos-Espinal JA, Smith GR 2020. A checklist of the amphibians and reptiles of Sinaloa, Mexico with a conservation status summary and comparisons with neighboring states. ZooKeys 931: 85-114 - get paper here
  • Lemos-Espinal JA, Smith GR, Gadsden-Esparza H, Valdez-Lares R, Woolrich-Piña GA 2018. Amphibians and reptiles of the state of Durango, Mexico, with comparisons with adjoining states. ZooKeys 748: 65-87 - get paper here
  • Loc-Barragán, Jesús A.; Zarah I. Sosa-Hernández, Christoph I. Grünwald, Emmanuel Miramontes-Medina, Jorge A. Bañuelos-Alamillo, Guillermo A. Woolrich-Piña and David Lazcano 2019. Notes on the Herpetofauna of Nayarit, Mexico 3: Amphibians and Reptiles of the Municipality of Huajicori. Bulletin of the Chicago Herpetological Society 54(10): 205-213 - get paper here
  • Rojo-Gutiérrez, Juan Rubén; David Jaimes-Rodríguez , Daniel Cruz-Sáenz , Laura López-Fernández , Enrique Chávez-Uribe and David Lazcano 2018. Notes on the Herpetofauna of Western Mexico 19: An Update to the Herpetofauna of Volcán de Tequila in Jalisco, Mexico. Bulletin of the Chicago Herpetological Society 53(8):165-169 - get paper here
  • Smith, H.H.; Liner, E.A.; Ponce-Campos, P. & Chiszar, D. 2006. Sceloporus shannonorum LANGEBARTEL - Shannon’s Spiny Lizard. Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles 813: 1-3 - get paper here
  • Smith, H.M. & F.E. Russell 1965. Frederick Albert Shannon, 1921-1965 Copeia 1965 (4): 541-542. - get paper here
  • Valdez-Lares, R.; R. Muñiz-Martínez; E.Gadsden; G. Aguirre-León; G. Castañeda-Gaytán; R. Gonzalez-Trápaga 2013. Checklist of amphibians and reptiles of the state of Durango, México. Check List 9 (4):714-724 - get paper here
  • Webb, R.G. 1969. Variation, Status, and Relationship of the Iguanid Lizard Sceloporus shannonorum Herpetologica 25 (4): 300-307. - get paper here
  • Webb, R.G. 1984. Herpetogeography in the Mazatlán-Durango Region of the Sierra Madre Occidental, Mexico. Vetrebrate Ecology and Systematics - A ribute to Henry S. Fitch; Museum of Natural History, University of Kansas, Lawrence, pp. 217-241
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