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Phrynosoma braconnieri DUMÉRIL & BOCOURT, 1870

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Higher TaxaPhrynosomatidae, Phrynosomatinae, Phrynosomatini; Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesShort-tail Horned Lizard
G: Kurzschwanz-Krötenechse
S: Camaleón de Cola-Corta 
SynonymPhrynosoma braconnieri DUMÉRIL & BOCOURT 1870: 233
Phrynosoma braconnieri — GENTRY 1885: 147
Phrynosoma braconnieri — BOULENGER 1885: 248
Phrynosoma braconnieri — SMITH & TAYLOR 1950: 100
Phrynosoma braconnieri — LINER 1994
Phrynosoma braconnieri — LINER 2007
Phrynosoma braconnieri — CANSECO-MÁRQUEZ & GUTIÉRREZ-MAYÉN 2010 
DistributionMexico (exreme southern edge of the central Meican plateau; semiarid portions of Puebla and Oaxaca).

Type locality: Oaxaca  
TypesSyntypes: MNHN-RA 1919, MNHN-RA 1920, MNHN-RA 2095, MNHN-RA 2499 (4 specimens) 
CommentGroup: Belongs to the Brevicauda clade fide LEACHE & MCGUIRE 2006. 
EtymologyNamed after Séraphin Braconnier (1812-1844), who worked in the Natural History Museum in Paris. See Bour & Brygoo 2013 for biographical details. 
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  • Bocourt, M. E. 1873. In: A. Duméril, M. F. Bocourt, and F. Mocquard, (1870-1909), Etudes sur les reptiles, p. i-xiv; In Recherches Zoologiques pour servir a l'Histoire de Ia Faune de l'Amérique Centrale et du Mexique. Mission Scientifique au Mexique et dans l'Amérique Ce Imprimerie Impériale, Paris, Livr. 2-15, pp. 33-860. - get paper here
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1885. Catalogue of the lizards in the British Museum (Natural History). Vol. 2, Second edition. London, xiii+497 pp. - get paper here
  • Bour, Roger & Édouard-Raoul Brygoo 2013. Séraphin Braconnier (1812-1884), le premier «garçon de laboratoire» de la chaire des Reptiles et Poissons du Muséum de Paris. Bull. Soc. Herp. France 148: 503-513
  • Canseco-Márquez, L., & Gutiérrrez-Mayén, M.G. 2010. Anfibios y reptiles del Valle de Tehuacán-Cuicatlán. Comisión Nacional para el conocimiento y uso de la biodiversidad, México D.F., Mexico, 302 pp - get paper here
  • Casas-Andreu, G., F.R. Méndez-De la Cruz and X. Aguilar-Miguel. 2004. Anfibios y Reptiles; pp. 375–390, in A.J.M. García-Mendoza, J. Ordoñez and M. Briones-Salas (ed.). Biodiversidad de Oaxaca. Instituto de Biología, UNAM-Fondo Oaxaqueño para la Conservación de la Naturaleza-World Wildlife Fund, México, D. F.
  • Díaz-Marín, C A; Luría-Manzano, R & Gutiérrez-Mayén, G; 2019. Body temperature of Phrynosoma braconnieri (Squamata: Phrynosomatidae) from a xeric scrubland in Central Mexico. Herpetological Review 50 (2): 259-262 - get paper here
  • Duméril, M. A.; M. F. Bocourt, and F. Mocquard 1870. Etudes sur les reptiles, p. i-xiv, 1-1012. In: Recherches Zoologiques pour servir a l'Histoire de Ia Faune de l'Amérique Centrale et du Mexique. Mission Scientifique au Mexique et dans l'Amérique Centrale, Recherches zoologiques. Imprimerie Imper., Paris (published in parts1870-1909) - get paper here
  • Gentry, A.F. 1885. A review of the genus Phrynosoma. Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philad. (ser. 3) 37: 138-148 - get paper here
  • Jiménez-Arcos, Víctor H., Eric Centenero-Alcala, Edmundo Perez-Ramos and Samuel A. Santa Cruz-Padilla. 2014. Geographic Distribution: Phrynosoma braconnieri (short-tailed horned lizard). Herpetological Review 45 (3): 463 - get paper here
  • Leaché, Adam D. and Jimmy A. McGuire 2006. Phylogenetic relationships of horned lizards (Phrynosoma ) based on nuclear and mitochondrial data: Evidence for a misleading mitochondrial gene tree. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 39 (3): 628-644 - get paper here
  • Liner, Ernest A. 2007. A CHECKLIST OF THE AMPHIBIANS AND REPTILES OF MEXICO. Louisiana State University Occasional Papers of the Museum of Natural Science 80: 1-60 - get paper here
  • Martín-Regalado, N.; M. C. Lavariega, R. M. Gómez–Ugalde & C. Rodríguez–Pérez 2016. Anfibios y reptiles de la sierra de Cuatro Venados, Oaxaca, México. Arxius de Miscel·lània Zoològica, 14 (2016): 217–232 - get paper here
  • Mata-Silva, Vicente, Jerry D. Johnson, Larry David Wilson and Elí García-Padilla. 2015. The herpetofauna of Oaxaca, Mexico: composition, physiographic distribution, and conservation status. Mesoamerican Herpetology 2 (1): 6–62 - get paper here
  • Meyers, J.J.; Herrel, A. & Nishikawa, K. 2006. Morphological correlates of ant eating in horned lizards (Phrynosoma). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 89: 13–24 - get paper here
  • Nieto-Montes de Oca, Adrián; Diego Arenas-Moreno, Elizabeth Beltrán-Sánchez, and Adam D. Leaché 2014. A New Species of Horned Lizard (Genus Phrynosoma) from Guerrero, México, with an Updated Multilocus Phylogeny. Herpetologica Jun 2014, Vol. 70, No. 2: 241-257. - get paper here
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  • Sherbrooke, Wade C. 2003. Introduction to Horned Lizards of North America. University of California Press, Berkeley, 178 pp. - 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
  • Smith, Hobart M. 1934. Notes on some lizards of the genus Phrynosoma from Mexico. Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science 37: 287-297 - get paper here
  • Trujillo–Caballero, S. & J. A. González–Oreja 2018. Efficient vs. structured biodiversity inventories: reptiles in a Mexican dry scrubland as a case study. Animal Biodiversity and Conservation 41.2 (2018) 245 - get paper here
  • Werning, H. 2014. Krötenechsen – eine (sehr gute) Laune der Natur. Reptilia (Münster) 19 (107): 16-23
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