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Uta nolascensis VAN DENBURGH & SLEVIN, 1921

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Higher TaxaPhrynosomatidae, Sceloporinae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Isla San Pedro Nolasco Lizard
S: Mancha lateral de San Pedro Nolasco 
SynonymUta nolascensis VAN DENBURGH & SLEVIN 1921
Uta nolascensis — SMITH & TAYLOR 1950: 151
Uta nolascensis — LINER 1994
Uta nolascensis — PIANKA & VITT 2003: 160
Uta nolascensis — LINER 2007
Uta nolascensis — LINER & CASAS-ANDREU 2008 
DistributionMexico (Sonora, Baja California)

Type locality: San Pedro Nolasco Island, Sonora.  
TypesHolotype: CAS 50508 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: Pattern unicolor, green above, no dark or light markings, blue flecks in males; venter dark blue, superciliaries 6 or 5 (37 %); circumorbital scale rows between supraoculars and frontoparietal 2 or 1 (20 %) (Ballinger & Tinkle 1972). 
CommentAbundance: only known from the type locality (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyNamed after the type locality. 
  • Dunham, Arthur E.; Donald W. Tinkle, J. Whitfield Gibbons 1978. Body Size in Island Lizards: A Cautionary Tale. Ecology 59 (6): 1230-1238 - 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 JA, Smith GR, Rorabaugh JC 2019. A conservation checklist of the amphibians and reptiles of Sonora, Mexico, with updated species lists. ZooKeys 829: 131-160 - get paper here
  • Meiri, Shai; Aaron M. Bauer, Allen Allison, Fernando Castro-Herrera, Laurent Chirio, Guarino Colli, Indraneil Das, Tiffany M. Doan, Frank Glaw, Lee L. Grismer, Marinus Hoogmoed, Fred Kraus, Matthew LeBreton, Danny Meirte, Zoltán T. Nagy, Cristiano d 2017. Extinct, obscure or imaginary: the lizard species with the smallest ranges. Diversity and Distributions - get paper here
  • Pianka, E.R. & Vitt, L.J. 2003. Lizards - Windows to the Evolution of Diversity. University of California Press, Berkeley, 347 pp. [review in Copeia 2004: 955] - get paper here
  • Smith, H.M. & Taylor,E.H. 1950. An annotated checklist and key to the reptiles of Mexico exclusive of the snakes. Bull. US Natl. Mus. 199: 1-253 - get paper here
  • Van Denburgh, J.; Slevin, J. R. 1921. Preliminary diagnoses of more new species of reptiles from islands in the gulf of California, Mexico. Proc. Cal. Acad. Sci. (4) 11 (17): 395-398 - get paper here
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