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Sauromalus varius DICKERSON, 1919

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Higher TaxaIguanidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Piebald Chuckwalla
G: St. Esteban-Chuckwalla
S: Iguana de Pared Piebald 
SynonymSauromalus varius DICKERSON 1919
Sauromalus varius — LINER 1994
Sauromalus varius — HOLLINGSWORTH 1998: 159
Sauromalus varius — KÖHLER & ZORN 2014 
DistributionMexico (Gulf of California: San Esteban, Roca Lobos, Pelicano [Sonora])  
TypesHolotype: USNM 64441 
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