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Sceloporus siniferus COPE, 1870

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Higher TaxaPhrynosomatidae, Sceloporinae; Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesE: Longtail Spiny Lizard
S: Espinosa de Cola Larga 
SynonymSceloporus siniferus COPE 1870: 159
Sceloporus humeralis BOCOURT 1873 (fide SMITH 1939)
Sceloporus siniferus — BOULENGER 1885: 237
Sceloporus siniferus — SMITH 1939: 313
Sceloporus siniferus siniferus — SMITH & TAYLOR 1950: 134
Sceloporus siniferus — LINER 1994
Sceloporus siniferus — KÖHLER 2000: 85
Sceloporus siniferus — WIENS et a. 2010 
DistributionMexico, Pacific slopes from W Guerrero to W Guatemala, and inland to Morelos. Oaxaca, Chiapas.

humeralis: Type Locality: "Oaxaca," restricted to the city of Tehuantepec by Smith and Taylor (1950a).

Type locality: Pacific side of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec. Restricted to Tehuantepec (city), Oaxaca, by SMITH & TAYLOR 1950. Map legend:
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.
TypesSyntypes: USNM 30453-30471, UIMNH
Type: MNHNP 2527, collected by M. Sallé [humeralis] 
CommentSceloporus siniferus cupreus BOCOURT 1873 has been elevated to species status by WIENS & REEDER (1997). 
EtymologyThe Latin sinus, a pocket or recess, and the Latin fero, to carry, refer to "a deep cervical pocket extending more than halfway to the tympanum, and with some subdividing folds" (Cope, 1869). 
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  • Bocourt,M.F. 1873. Notes sur quelques espèces nouvelles d'iguaniens du genre Sceloporus. Ann. Sci. Nat. Zool. (ser. 5) 17 (10): 1-2 - get paper here
  • Bocourt,M.F. 1873. Ann. Sci. Nat. Zool. (ser. 5) 17 (4): 3 - get paper here
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1885. Catalogue of the lizards in the British Museum (Natural History). Vol. 2, Second edition. London, xiii+497 pp. - get paper here
  • Casas-Andreu, G., F.R. Méndez-De la Cruz and X. Aguilar-Miguel. 2004. Anfibios y Reptiles; pp. 375–390, in A.J.M. García-Mendoza, J. Ordoñez and M. Briones-Salas (ed.). Biodiversidad de Oaxaca. Instituto de Biología, UNAM-Fondo Oaxaqueño para la Conservación de la Naturaleza-World Wildlife Fund, México, D. F.
  • Castro-Franco, Rubén, María Guasalupe Bustos-Zagal 1994. List of reptiles of Morelos, Mexico, and their distribution in relation to vegetation types. Southwestern Naturalist 39 (2): 171-175 - get paper here
  • Cope, E.D. 1870. Seventh contribution to the herpetology of tropical America. Proc. Amer. Philos. Soc. 11: 147-169 [1869] - get paper here
  • Fitch, H. S. 1978. Sexual size differences in the genus Sceloporus. Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull. 51 (13): 441-461 - get paper here
  • Goldberg, Stephen R., Charles R. Bursey and Jeanette Arreola. 2014. Sceloporus siniferus (longtail spiny lizard) endoparasites. Herpetological Review 45 (3): 507-508
  • Hierlihy, C. A., R. Garcia-Collazo, C. B. Chavez Tapia & F. F. Mallory 2013. Sexual dimorphism in the lizard Sceloporus siniferus: support for the intraspecific niche divergence and sexual selection hypotheses. Salamandra 49 (1): 1-6 - get paper here
  • Johnson, Jerry D.; Vicente Mata-Silva, Elí García Padilla, and Larry David Wilson 2015. The Herpetofauna of Chiapas, Mexico: composition, distribution, and conservation. Mesoamerican Herpetology 2 (3): 272–329. - get paper here
  • Köhler, G. 2000. Reptilien und Amphibien Mittelamerikas, Bd 1: Krokodile, Schildkröten, Echsen. Herpeton Verlag, Offenbach, 158 pp.
  • Köhler, G. 2008. Reptiles of Central America. 2nd Ed. Herpeton-Verlag, 400 pp.
  • Leaché, A.D. 2010. Species trees for spiny lizards (Genus Sceloporus): Identifying points of concordance and conflict between nuclear and mitochondrial data. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 54: 162–171 - get paper here
  • Leaché, A.D. & J.W.Sites, Jr. 2009. Chromosome Evolution and Diversification in North American Spiny Lizards (Genus Sceloporus). Cytogenet Genome Res 127: 166-181 - get paper here
  • Mata-Silva, Vicente, Jerry D. Johnson, Larry David Wilson and Elí García-Padilla. 2015. The herpetofauna of Oaxaca, Mexico: composition, physiographic distribution, and conservation status. Mesoamerican Herpetology 2 (1): 6–62 - get paper here
  • Peterson, A.T. et al. 2004. A preliminary biological survey of Cerro Piedra Larga, Oaxaca, Mexico: Birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and plants. Anales del Instituto de Biología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Serie Zoología 75(2): 439-466
  • Ramírez-Bautista, A., R. Luría-Manzano, R. Cruz-Elizalde, N. P. Pavón & L. D. Wilson 2015. Variation in reproduction and sexual dimorphism in the long-tailed spiny lizard, Sceloporus siniferus, from the southern Pacific coast of Mexico. Salamandra 51 (2): 73-82 - get paper here
  • Sanchez-De La Vega, Guillermo, Vicente Mata-Silva and Antonio García-Mendez. 2014. Sceloporus siniferus (long-tailed spiny lizard) diet. Herpetological Review 45 (1): 133-134
  • Shedd, Jackson D., William H. Mertz and Diana K. Hews. 2015. Sceloporus siniferus (long-tailed spiny lizard) bipedalism. Herpetological Review 46 (2): 262
  • Smith, H. M. 1936. Descriptions of new species of lizards of the genus Sceloporus from Mexico. Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington 49: 87-96 - get paper here
  • Smith, H. M. 1939. The Mexican and Central American lizards of the genus Sceloporus. Field Mus. Nat. Hist., Zool. Ser. 26: 1-397. - get paper here
  • Smith,H.M. & Taylor,E.H. 1950. An annotated checklist and key to the reptiles of Mexico exclusive of the snakes. Bull. US Natl. Mus. 199: 1-253 - get paper here
  • Wiens, John J.; Caitlin A. Kuczynski, Saad Arif & Tod W. Reeder 2010. PHYLOGENETIC RELATIONSHIPS OF PHRYNOSOMATID LIZARDS BASED ON NUCLEAR AND MITOCHONDRIAL DATA, AND A REVISED PHYLOGENY FOR SCELOPORUS. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 54: 150-161 - get paper here
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