Sceloporus smaragdinus BOCOURT, 1873
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|Higher Taxa||Phrynosomatidae, Sceloporinae; Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||E: Bocourt’s Emerald Lizard|
S: Espinosa Esmeralda
|Synonym||Sceloporus smaragdinus BOCOURT 1873: 186|
Sceloporus schmidti JONES 1927: 4
Sceloporus squamosus smaragdinus — SMITH 1939: 41
Sceloporus malachiticus - STUART 1963
Sceloporus smaragdinus — KÖHLER 2000: 85
Sceloporus smaragdinus — WIENS et a. 2010
Sceloporus schmidti — MCCRANIE 2015: 369
|Distribution||SE Mexico (Chiapas), Guatemala|
Type locality: The vicinity of Sololá, Totonicapan, and Quetzaltenango, 2000 m elevation
schmidti: Type locality: Mountain camp west of San Pedro, Honduras, 4500 ft. (elevation). Map legend:
- Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.
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|Types||Syntypes: MNHN 3148, MNHN 3148A, MNHN 3148B, MNHN 3148C, MNHN 3148D, MNHN 3148E, MNHN 3150, MNHN 3150A, MNHN 3150B, MNHN 3150C, MNHN 3177, MNHN 3177A (12 specimens), USNM 11000.|
Holotype: FMNH 5214, collected 5 May 1923 by Karl P. Schmidt; lost fide Smith 1939 (schmidti)
|Comment||Synonymy: “Sceloporus schmidti (long considered a junior synonym of S. smaragdinus Bocourt 1873 [p. 1]) appears to represent a valid species for the extreme northwestern Honduran populations” fide MCCRANIE 2015: 369.|
|Etymology||The Latin smaragdinus, "emerald-green," aptly refers to the dorsal coloration.|
Etymology (schmidti): This Latin genitive singular honors the late Karl Patterson Schmidt, who worked at the American Museum of Natural History 1917-1922, and at the Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, from 1922-1955. Author, editor, and bibliophile, he was known as the Dean of American herpetologists for many years.
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