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Sceloporus slevini SMITH, 1937

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Higher TaxaPhrynosomatidae, Sceloporinae; Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Slevins’s Bunch Grass Lizard
S: Espinosa de Pastizal de Slevin 
SynonymSceloporus scalaris slevini SMITH 1937
Sceloporus scalaris slevini — SMITH & TAYLOR 1950: 138
Sceloporus scalaris slevini — VAN DEVENDER & LOWE 1977
Sceloporus slevini — TANNER 1987
Sceloporus scalaris slevini — LINER 1994
Sceloporus slevini — SMITH et al. 1996
Sceloporus slevini — COOPER et al. 2005 
DistributionUSA (SE Arizona)
Mexico (N Durango; E Sonora, NE Sinaloa, C/W Chihuahua)

Type locality: Miller Peak, Huachuca Mountains, Cochise County, Arizona. Map legend:
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Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: CAS 48103, collected by Joseph R. Slevin, 23 August 1920 
CommentNot listed by LAZCANO VILLARREAL & DIXON 2002 for Nuevo Leon.

Map: Painter in Jones & Lovich 2009: 250. 
EtymologyNamed after Joseph Richard Slevin (1881-1957), curator of Herpetology at the California Academy of Sciences 1928-1957. 
References
  • Bezy, R.L. 2004. Slevin’s Bunchgrass Lizard Sceloporus slevini (Smith, 1996). Herpetofauna of the 100 Mile Circle. Sonoran Herpetologist 17 (6):62-63. - get paper here
  • Bezy, Robert L. and Charles J. Cole 2014. Amphibians and Reptiles of the Madrean Archipelago of Arizona and New Mexico. American Museum Novitates (3810): 1-24 - get paper here
  • Bryson, Robert W.; Uri Omar García-Vázquez, Brett R. Riddle 2011. Relative roles of Neogene vicariance and Quaternary climate change on the historical diversification of bunchgrass lizards (Sceloporus scalaris group) in Mexico. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 62 (1): 447-457 - get paper here
  • Cooper Jr., W.E.; Vitt, L.J.; Caldwell, J.P. & Fox, S.F. 2005. Relationships among foraging variables, phylogeny, and foraging modes, with new data for nine North American lizard species. Herpetologica 61 (3): 250-259 - get paper here
  • Crother, B. I. (ed.) 2012. Standard Common and Current Scientific Names for North American Amphibians, Turtles, Reptiles, and Crocodilians, Seventh Edition. Herpetological Circular 39: 1-92
  • Enderson, Erik F.; Thomas R. Van Devender, Robert L. Bezy 2014. Amphibians and reptiles of Yécora, Sonora and the Madrean Tropical Zone of the Sierra Madre Occidental in northwestern Mexico. Check List 10 (4): 913-926 - get paper here
  • GRUMMER, JARED A. & ROBERT W. BRYSON JR. 2014. A new species of bunchgrass lizard (Squamata: Phrynosomatidae) from the southern sky islands of the Sierra Madre Occidental, Mexico. Zootaxa 3790 (3): 439–450 - get paper here
  • Jones, L.L. & Lovich, R.E. 2009. Lizards of the American Southwest. A photographic field guide. Rio Nuevo Publishers, Tucson, AZ, 568 pp. [review in Reptilia 86: 84] - get paper here
  • Lemos-Espinal, J.A. & Smith, H.M. 2007. Amphibians and reptiles of the state of Chihuahua, Mexico. Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, 613 pp.
  • Lemos-Espinal, Julio A., David Chiszar, and Hobart M. Smith 2004. Selected Records of 2003 Lizards from Chihuahua and Sonora, Mexico. Bull. Chicago Herp. Soc. 39 (9): 164-168
  • 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, Hobart M.;Chiszar, David; Chiszar, Adam; Auth, David L.; Auth, Joanne;Henke, Clint; Bock, Carl E.; Bock, Jane H.;Rybak, John A.; Holland, Richard L.; Bonine, Kevin; Watkins-Colwell, Gregory J. 1998. Slevin's bunch grass lizard (Sceloporus slevini) decimated on the Sonoita Plain, Arizona. Herpetological Review 29 (4): 225-226 - get paper here
  • Smith, Hobart M.;Watkins-Colwell, Gregory J.;Liner, Ernest A.;Chiszar, David 1996. Sceloporus scalaris Auctorum a superspecies (Reptilia: Sauria). Bull. Maryland Herp. Soc. 32: 70-74
  • Smith,H.M. 1937. A synopsis of the Scalaris group of the lizard genus Sceloporus. Occ. Pap. Mus. Zool. Univ. Mich 361: 1-8
  • Tanner,W.W. 1987. Lizards and turtles of Western Chihuahua. Great Basin Nat. 47: 383-421 - 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
  • Van Devender, Thomas R.;Lowe, Charles H. Lowe, Jr. 1977. Amphibians and reptiles of Yepomera, Chihuahua, Mexico. Journal of Herpetology 11 (1): 41-50 - get paper here
 
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