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Sceloporus tanneri SMITH & LARSEN, 1975

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Higher TaxaPhrynosomatidae, Sceloporinae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Tanner's Spiny Lizard
S: Espinosa de Tanner 
SynonymSceloporus tanneri SMITH & LARSEN 1975
Sceloporus tanneri — LINER 1994
Sceloporus tanneri — BELL et al. 2003
Sceloporus tanneri — MATA-SILVA et al. 2015 
DistributionMexico (Oaxaca)

Type Locality: Santa Rosa Lachao, Juquila, Oaxaca, Mexico.  
TypesHolotype: UCM 49437, collected February 1972 by Thomas MacDougall. 
CommentGroup: S. formosus group (sensu lato, fide PÉREZ-RAMOS & SALDAÑA DE LA RIVA 2008) 
EtymologyThe Latin genitive singular name honors Wilmer W. Tanner (1909-2011), of Brigham Young University, who has contributed much to western United States and Mexican herpetology. Obituary in Sites 2012. See also Tanner 1993 for an autobiography. 
  • 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
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • García-Padilla E, DeSantis DL, Rocha A, Mata-Silva V, Johnson JD, Wilson LD. 2020. Conserving the Mesoamerican herpetofauna: the most critical case of the priority level one endemic species. Amphibian & Reptile Conservation 14(2) [General Section]: 73–132 (e240) - get paper here
  • Köhler, G. & Heimes, P. 2002. Stachelleguane. Herpeton-Verlag (Offenbach), 174 pp.
  • 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
  • Pérez-Ramos, E. & Saldaña de La Riva, L. 2008. Morphological revision of lizards of the formosus group, genus Sceloporus (Squamata: Sauria) of southern Mexico, with description of a new species. Bull. Maryland Herp. Soc. 44 (3): 77-98 - get paper here
  • Sites, JW Jr 2012. Wilmer Webster Tanner: 17 December 1909 — 28 October 2011. Herpetological Review 43 (1): 12–15. - get paper here
  • Smith, H.M. & Larsen,K.R. 1975. A new species of the formosus group of the lizard genus Sceloporus. Copeia 1975 (1): 47-50 - get paper here
  • Tanner, Wilmer W. 1993. From Moccasins Til Now: An Autobiography. Published by the author, Provo, Utah. 215 pp.
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