Crotaphytus grismeri MCGUIRE, 1994
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Crotaphytus grismeri?
|Higher Taxa||Crotaphytidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||E: Sierra los Cucapas Collared Lizard|
S: Cachorón de Sierra de los Cucapas
|Synonym||Crotaphytus grismeri MCGUIRE 1994|
Crotaphytus grismeri — FLORES-VILLELA & CANSECO-MÁRQUEZ 2004
|Distribution||Mexico (Sierra de Los Cucapas and contiguous Sierra El Mayor, Baja California)|
Type locality: Cañón David, a low pass that separates the contiguous Sierra de Los Cumpás and Sierra El Mayor,
approximately 2 km W. Mex. Hwy. 5 on the dirt road to the sulfur mine (turnoff at KM 49 S. Mexicali), Baja California, México.
|Types||Holotype: CES 067-629.|
|Diagnosis||This species is distinguished from all other Crotaphytus by its small adult size, green pigmentation within the pale bar separating the anterior and posterior collars, a dull orange colored tail and hind limbs in subadult females, a unique hind limb color pattern, and a well demarcated, pale tan dorsal caudal stripe in juveniles of both sexes.|
For a more detailed diagnosis see (McGuire 1996: 83).
|Etymology||Named after Dr. Larry Lee Grismer (b. 1955), American herpetologist who took his bachelor's (1981) and master's degrees (1986) at San Diego State University and obtained his doctorate from Loma Linda University (1994). He joined the faculty of La Sierra University, California (1994).|