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Crotaphytus dickersonae SCHMIDT, 1922

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Higher TaxaCrotaphytidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Sonoran Collared Lizard
S: Cachorón de Azul de Collar 
SynonymCrotaphytus dickersonae SCHMIDT 1922
Crotaphytus collaris dickersonae — ALLEN 1933
Crotaphytus collaris dickersonae — SMITH & TANNER 1974
Crotaphytus dickersonae — MONTANUCCI et al. 1975
Crotaphytus dickersonae — MCGUIRE 1996
Crotaphytus dickersonae — LOVE 2005 
DistributionMexico (Sonora, Baja California)

Type locality: "Tiburon Island", Sonora, Mexico.  
TypesHolotype: USNM 64451 
EtymologyNamed after Mary Cynthia Dickerson (1866-1923), former curator of Ichthyology and Herpetology at the American Museum ofNatural History (1909-1921). 
  • Allen, Morrow J. 1933. Report on a collection of amphibians and reptiles from Sonora, Mexico, with the description of a new lizard. Occasional Papers of the Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan (259): 1-15 - 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
  • Bezy, R. L., P. C. Rosen, T. R. Van Devender, and E. F. Enderson. 2017. Southern distributional limits of the Sonoran Desert herpetofauna along the mainland coast of northwestern Mexico. Mesoamerican Herpetology 4(1): 138–167 - get paper here
  • Faber, Lieke, Melissa Plasman and Marie José Duchateau. 2013. The use of photo identification on Dickerson's collared lizard (Crotaphytus dickersonae). Herpetological Review 44 (4): 600-603 - 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
  • Love, B. 2005. Der Blaue Mexikaner. Reptilia (Münster) 10 (56): 16-17 - get paper here
  • McGuire, J. A. 1996. Phylogenetic systematics of crotaphytid lizards (Reptilia: Iguania: Crotaphytidae). Bulletin of Carnegie Museum of Natural History 32: 1-142 - get paper here
  • Montanucci, R. R.;Axtell, R. W.;Dessauer, H. C. 1975. Evolutionary divergence among collared lizards (Crotaphytus), with comments on the status of Gambelia. Herpetologica 31 (3): 336-347 - get paper here
  • Schmidt, Karl Patterson 1922. The Amphibians and Reptiles of Lower California and the Neighboring Islands. Bull. Amer. Mus. Nat. Hist. 46 (11): 607-707
  • Smith, N.M. & W.W. Tanner. 1974. A taxonomic study of the western collared lizards, Crotaphytus collaris and Crotaphytus insularis. Brigham Young University Science Bulletin 19: iv, 1-29.
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