Crotaphytus reticulatus BAIRD, 1858
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|Higher Taxa||Crotaphytidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||E: Reticulate Collared Lizard|
S: reticulada de Collar
|Synonym||Crotaphytus reticulatus BAIRD 1858: 253|
Crotaphytus reticulatus — SMITH & TAYLOR 1950: 93
Crotaphytus reticulatus — CONANT & COLLINS 1991: 97
Crotaphytus reticulatus — LINER 1994
Crotaphytus reticulatus — LINER 2007
|Distribution||USA (S Texas), |
Mexico (NE Coahuila, N/SE Nuevo Leon, NW Tamaulipas)
Type locality: Laredo and Ringgold Barracks, Texas. Restricted to Laredo by SMITH & TAYLOR 1950.
|Types||Syntypes: USNM 2692 and 2731|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis: Crotaphytus reticulatus can be distinguished from all other species of Crotaphytusexcept C. antiquus by the presence of an adult color pattern consisting of white reticulations, some of which enclose black pigmentation, and the presence of jet black femoral pores in males. It can be distinguished from C. antiquw by the dorsal coloration of golden tan rather than dark brown and by the presence of black pigments in only a subset of the dorsal body reticulations rather than in all or nearly all of them. It can be further distinguished from C. collaris by the presence of dark brown or black pigmentation in the gular fold (= ventrally complete anterior collar) in adult males. It can be further distinguished from C. antiquus, C. nebrius, C. dickersonae, C. grismeri, C. bicinctores, C. insularis, and C. vestigiurn by the absence in adult males of small or large dark brown or black inguinal patches. It may be further distinguished from C. dickersonae. C. grismeri, C.bicinctores, C.insularis, and C. vestigium by the absence in adult males of a strongly laterally compressed tail, a white or off-white dorsal caudal stripe, and a pale tan or white patternless region on the dorsal surface of the head. It may be further distinguished from C.grismeri, C. bicinctores, C.insularis, and C.vestigium by the presence of black oral melanin (McGuire 1996: 92).|
|Comment||Considered as of uncertain status by BOULENGER (1885: 203).|
|Etymology||From the Latin reticulatus, made like a net. In reference to the net-like dorsal and gular pattern of white reticulations present in this species.|
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