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Petrosaurus slevini (VAN DENBURGH, 1922)

IUCN Red List - Petrosaurus slevini - Least Concern, LC

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Higher TaxaPhrynosomatidae, Sceloporinae; Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Banded Rock Lizard
S: Lagarto de Roca Bandeado 
SynonymUta slevini VAN DENBURGH 1922
Streptosaurus slevini — MITTLEMAN 1942: 112
Streptosaurus slevini — SMITH & TAYLOR 1950: 91
Petrosaurus slevini — GRISMER 1999
Petrosaurus slevini — JONES & LOVICH 2009
Petrosaurus slevini — WERNING 2014 
DistributionMexico (Baja California: Islas Ángel de La Guarda and Mejía);

Type locality: Mejia Island, Gulf of California, Mexico.  
TypesHolotype: CAS 50506 
CommentGRISMER (1999) elevated Petrosaurus mearnsi slevini to full (evolutionary) species status based on its “darker dorsal color pattern, a nonreticulate opposed to reticulate gular pattern, and larger body size [max. SVL = 101 mm vs. 86 mm] relative to P. m. mearnsi”. 
EtymologyNamed after Joseph Richard Slevin, of the California Academy of Sciences, collector of the holotype. 
  • Grismer, L. Lee. 1999. An evolutionary classification of reptiles on islands in the Gulf of California, México. Herpetologica 55 (4): 446-469 - 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
  • Mittleman,M.B. 1942. A summary of the iguanid genus Urosaurus. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard 91: 105-181 - 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
  • Van Denburgh, John 1922. The Reptiles of Western North America. Volume I. Lizards and Volume II. Snakes and Turtles. Occ. Pap. Cal. Acad. Sci. (10): 1–612; 613-1028 - get paper here
  • Werning, Heiko 2014. Leguane im „Wilden Westen“. Terraria-Elaphe 2014 (2): 16-25 - get paper here
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