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Uta palmeri STEJNEGER, 1890

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Higher TaxaPhrynosomatidae, Sceloporinae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: San Pedro Side-blotched Lizard
S: Mancha lateral de San Pedro Martir 
SynonymUta palmeri STEJNEGER 1890: 106
Uta palmeri — VAN DENBURGH 1895: 106
Uta palmeri — SMITH & TAYLOR 1950: 151
Uta palmeri — LINER 1994
Uta palmeri — LINER 2007
Uta palmeri — LINER & CASAS-ANDREU 2008 
DistributionMexico (Sonora)

Type locality: San Pedro Mártir Island, Sonora.  
TypesHolotype: USNM 16002 
CommentAbundance: only known from the type locality (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyNamed after Dr. Theodore Sherman Palmer (1868-1958), a botanist. He worked for the U.S. Biological Survey as Assistant Chief for 15 years (1889-1933) and was also the Law Enforcement Officer of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (1900-1916). 
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  • Goldberg, Stephen R. 2016. Nature Notes. Uta palmeri Stejneger, 1890. Reproduction. Mesoamerican Herpetology 3 (1): 151–153 - 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
  • Liner, Ernest A. 2007. A CHECKLIST OF THE AMPHIBIANS AND REPTILES OF MEXICO. Louisiana State University Occasional Papers of the Museum of Natural Science 80: 1-60 - 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
  • 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
  • Stejneger, L. 1890. Results of a biological survey of the San Francisco Mountain region and Desert of the Little Colorado, Arizona. Part V. Annotated list of reptiles and batrachians collected by Dr. C. Hart Merriam and Vernon Bailey on the San Francisco Mountain Platea North American Fauna, No. 3: 103-118 - get paper here
  • Van Denburgh,J. 1895. A review of the herpetology of Lower California. Part I - Reptiles. Proc. Cal. Acad. Sci. (2) 5: 77-163 - get paper here
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