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Crotaphytus nebrius AXTELL & MONTANUCCI, 1977

IUCN Red List - Crotaphytus nebrius - Least Concern, LC

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Higher TaxaCrotaphytidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Sonoran Collared Lizard 
SynonymCrotaphytus collaris nebrius AXTELL & MONTANUCCI 1977
Crotaphytus nebrius — MCGUIRE 1996
Crotaphytus nebrius — CROTHER 2000
Crotaphytus nebrius — FLORES-VILLELA & CANSECO-MÁRQUEZ 2004
Crotaphytus nebrius — COLLINS & TAGGART 2009 
DistributionUSA (Arizona), Mexico (Sonora)

Type locality: "28°30'30"N—111°02'30"W (14 Km by road N.
Rancho Cieneguita), Sonora, Mexico".  
TypesHolotype: LACM 126617 (Los Angeles Co. Mus.) 
EtymologyThe name nebrius comes from the Greek word nebrias meaning spotted like a fawn. This is in allusion to the distinctive large white dorsal spotting in this form. 
  • Axtell, R.W. and Montanucci, R.R. 1977. Crotaphytus collaris from the eastern Sonoran Desert: description of a previously unrecognized geographic race. Nat. Hist. Misc. Chicago Acad. Sci. No. 201: 1-8
  • Collins, J.T. and 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.
  • 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
  • Enderson, Erik F.; Thomas R. Van Devender, Robert L. Bezy 2014. Amphibians and reptiles of Yécora, Sonora and the Madrean Tropical Zone of the Sierra Madre Occidental in northwestern Mexico. Check List 10 (4): 913-926 - get paper here
  • Hollingsworth, Bradford D.; Gergus, Erik W. A. 1997. Geographic Distribution. Crotaphytus nebrius. Herpetological Review 28 (1): 50 - 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
  • Lipfert, J. 2004. Halsbandleguane (die Gattung Crotaphytus). Natur und Tier Verlag (Münster), 64 pp. - 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
  • Nevárez-de los Reyes; Manuel, David Lazcano, Javier Banda-Leal and Ian Recchio 2014. Notes on Mexican Herpetofauna 22: Herpetofauna of the Continental Portion of the Municipality of Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico. Bull. Chicago Herp. Soc. 49(8):105-115 - get paper here
  • Werning, Heiko 2012. Die Reptilien und Amphibien des Südwestens. Draco 13 (50): 18-60 - get paper here
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