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Sceloporus aureolus SMITH, 1942

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Higher TaxaPhrynosomatidae, Sceloporinae; Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Eastern Cleft Spiny Lizard, Southern Crevice Spiny Lizard
S: Espinosa Mucronada del Oriente 
SynonymSceloporus mucronatus aureolus SMITH 1942: 356
Sceloporus mucronatus aureolus — WEBB et al. 2002
Sceloporus mucronatus aureolus — BELL et al. 2003
Sceloporus aureolus —MARTINEZ-MENDEZ & MENDEZ-DE LA CRUZ 2007
Sceloporus mucronatus aureolus — LINER & CASAS-ANDREU 2008 
DistributionMexico (WC Veracruz, Oaxaca, S Puebla). Type locality: Two miles west of Acultzingo, Veracruz.  
TypesHolotype: USNM 112232, collected by H. M. Smith, 17 January 1939 
EtymologyEtymology (aureolus): S.m. aureolus has been named after the Latin adjective aureolus (=aureus), "golden," referring to the golden-yellow dorsal color of adult males. 
  • Bell, E.L.; Smith, H.M. & Chiszar, D. 2003. AN ANNOTATED LIST OF THE SPECIES-GROUP NAMES APPLIED TO THE LIZARD GENUS SCELOPORUS. Acta Zoologica Mexicana (n.s.) 90: 103-174 - get paper here
  • 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
  • Illescas-Aparicio, M., Clark-Tapia, R., González-Hernández, A., Vásquez-Díaz, Pedro R. & Aguirre-Hidalgo, V. 2016. Diversidad y riqueza herpetofaunística asociada al bosque de manejo forestal y áreas de cultivo, en Ixtlán de Juárez, Oaxaca. Acta Zoológica Mexicana (n.s.) 32(3): 359-369
  • Martínez-Méndez, N. & Méndez-De la Cruz, F.R. 2007. Molecular phylogeny of the Sceloporus torquatus species-group (Squamata: Phrynosomatidae). Zootaxa 1609: 53-68 - 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
  • Smith, Hobart 1942. Mexican herpetological miscellany. Proc. US Natl. Mus. 92 (3153): 349-395 - get paper here
  • Webb, Robert G., Julio Lemos-Espinal, and Hobart M. Smith 2002. A new subspecies of the lizard Sceloporus mucronatus (Sauria, Phrynosomatidae). Bull. Maryland Herp. Soc. 38(1):1-14 - get paper here
  • Woolrich-Piña, G. A., E. García-Padilla, D. L. DeSantis, J. D. Johnson, V. Mata-Silva, and L. D. Wilson. 2017. The herpetofauna of Puebla, Mexico: composition, distribution, and conservation status. Mesoamerican Herpetology 4(4): 791–884
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