Sceloporus teapensis GÜNTHER, 1890
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|Higher Taxa||Phrynosomatidae, Sceloporinae; Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||E: Teapen Rosebelly Lizard|
S: Espinosa Teapense
|Synonym||Sceloporus teapensis GÜNTHER 1890: 75|
Sceloporus teapensis — SMITH & TAYLOR 1950: 130
Sceloporus teapensis — LINER 1994
Sceloporus variabilis teapensis — MENDOZA-QUIJANO et a. 1998
Sceloporus teapensis — KÖHLER 2000: 85
Sceloporus teapensis — BELL et al. 2003
Sceloporus variabilis teapensis — KOLLER 2005
Sceloporus teapensis — MATA-SILVA et al. 2015
Sceloporus teapensis — SOLIS-ZURITA et al. 2019
|Distribution||Mexico (Atlantic slopes from S Veracruz and NE Oaxaca, eastward through Chiapas, Tabasco, and Campeche), through the Petén region of Guatemala to Belize, south to Cobán, Alta Verapaz.|
Type locality: Teapa, Tabasco. (after SMITH & TAYLOR 1950).
|Types||Syntypes: BMNH 19126.96.36.199-98 (formerly 18188.8.131.52-31). According to N. Arnold (pers. com.) the collector was F. D. Godman.|
|Diagnosis||DIAGNOSIS: Headscales strongly rugose; anterior section of frontal rarely not longitudinally divided; subnasal usually absent (or fused with first canthal); preocular usually divided; median frontonasal rarely entire; prefrontals rarely in contact with each other; frontal rarely in contact with interparietal; dorsal scales, 36 to 47, average 43.2; scales on posterior surface of femur granular; a postfemoral dermal pocket present; scale rows across nape, 9 to 12, usually 10 or 11; scales across rump, 8 or 9. A dorsolateral light line on each side, 14 scale rows wide, originating at the posterior corner of the eye and terminating on the tail; 2 series of about 10 dark spots on the body between the dorsolateral light lines, the series separated medially by a dim median light line; limbs with distinct dark bands ; a black spot in the axilla, extending on the shoulder, bordered anteriorly by a light line originating oil the arm; the side of the belly, in males, with a blue-bordered pink or lavender area, the two separated from each other by a median light line [Smith 1937: 6].|
|Etymology||This species is named for its type locality, Teapa, with the Latin suffix -ensis, meaning "of".|
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