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Uma scoparia COPE, 1894

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Higher TaxaPhrynosomatidae, Phrynosomatinae, Callisaurini; Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesMojave Fringe-toed Lizard 
SynonymUma scoparia COPE 1894: 434
Uma scopifera COPE 1894: 434
Uma scoparia — COPE 1895: 938
Uma scoparia — STEBBINS 1985: 120
Uma scoparia — CROTHER 2000: 54
Uma scoparia — COLLINS & TAGGART 2009 
DistributionUSA (SE California: Mojave Desert, Death Valley; Arizona: Yuma County)

Type locality: "Fort Buchanan, Arizona" (in errore, probably from San Bernardino County, California fide HEIFETZ 1941).  
TypesHolotype: USNM 6063 
CommentApparently, Cope used two names for the same species in his description. U. scopifera is named first but only U. scoparia has a description.

Distribution: see map in Gottscho et al. 2016: Fig. 1. 
  • Carothers, J. H. 1986. An experimental confirmation of morphological adaptation: toe fringes in the sand-dwelling lizard Uma scoparia. Evolution 40 (4): 871-874 - get paper here
  • Collins, J.T. and <br />T. W. Taggart 2009. Standard Common and Current Scientific Names for North American Amphibians, Turtles, Reptiles, and Crocodilians, Sixth Edition. Center for North American Herpetology, 48 pp.
  • Cope, E.D. 1894. On the Iguanian genus Uma. American Naturalist 28: 434-435 - get paper here
  • Cope, E.D. 1895. On the species of Uma and Xantusia. American Naturalist 29: 938-939 - 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
  • de Queiroz, K. 1992. Phylogenetic relationships and rates of allozyme evolution among the lineages of sceloporine sand lizards. Biological Journal of the Linnaean Society 45: 333-362 - get paper here
  • Elvin, David W. 1960. Range extension for Uma scoparia Cope. Herpetologica 16: 31 - get paper here
  • Gottscho, A.D., Wood, D.A., Vandergast, A.G., Lemos-Espinal, J., Gatesy, J., Reeder, T.W. 2016. Lineage Diversification of Fringe-toed Lizards (Phrynosomatidae: Uma notata complex) in the Colorado Desert: Delimiting Species in the Presence of Gene Flow Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 106: 103-117 - get paper here
  • Heifetz, William 1941. A review of the lizards of the genus Uma. Copeia 1941 (2): 99-111 - get paper here
  • Jones, J. L. and S. E. Stocking 2017. Geographic Distribution: Uma scoparia (Mojave Fringe-toed Lizard). Herpetological Review 48 (2): 390-391
  • 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
  • Leavitt, Daniel J.; Woodrow L. Crumbo, Jason M. Myrand, Elroy H. Masters 2017. The geographic range of Uma scoparia Cope, 1894 (Squamata: Phrynosomatidae) in Arizona Check List 13 (2): - get paper here
  • Pough, F. Harvey 1974. Uma scoparia. Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles (155): 1-2 - get paper here
  • Stebbins,R.C. 1985. A Field Guide to Western Reptiles and Amphibians, 2nd ed. Houghton Mifflin, Boston
  • Thomson, Robert C.; Amber N. Wright & H. Bradley Shaffer 2016. California Amphibian and Reptile Species of Special Concern University of California Press - get paper here
  • Trépanier, T.L.; Murphy, R.W. 2001. The Coachella Valley fringe-toed lizard (Uma inornata): genetic diversity and phylogenetic relationships of an endangered species. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 18(3):327-334 - get paper here
  • Werning, H. 2018. Nordamerikanische Kleinleguane – Die Familie Phrynosomatidae Reptilia 23 (131): 14-19
  • Werning, Heiko 2012. Die Reptilien und Amphibien des Südwestens. Draco 13 (50): 18-60 - get paper here
  • Werning, Heiko 2014. Leguane im „Wilden Westen“. Terraria-Elaphe 2014 (2): 16-25 - get paper here
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