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Sceloporus shannonorum LANGEBARTEL, 1959

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Higher TaxaPhrynosomatidae, Sceloporinae; Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
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. Map legend:
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Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: UIMNH 43060, collected 2 September 1957 by Joseph Schaffner 
Comment 
EtymologyThis species is named for Dr. and Mrs. Frederick A. Shannon, Langebartel's long-term friends from the University of Illinois. They financed the collecting trip on which the type was taken. 
References
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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. 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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