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Higher TaxaPhrynosomatidae, Sceloporinae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Brown’s Bunchgrass Lizard
S: Escamosa de Brown 
SynonymSceloporus scalaris brownorum SMITH, WATKINS-COLWELL, LEMOS-ESPINAL & CHISZAR 1997
Sceloporus scalaris brownorum — BELL et al. 2003
Sceloporus brownorum — GRUMMER et al. 2014
Sceloporus brownorum — JOHNSON et al. 2017
Sceloporus brownorum — HEIMES 2022 
DistributionMexico (C Durango, adjacent parts of Aguascalientes, Jalisco and Zacatecas, Nayarit [HR 30: 110].

Type Locality: 22 mi NE El Salto, Durango, Mexico.  
TypesHolotype: BCB (Strecker Museum, Baylor University, Waco, Texas) 11847, taken by B. C. Brown, B.A. Brown, L D. Brown, A.A. Brown, R.B. Brown, E. Mitchell, and J. Wotring, 6 June 1961 
CommentDistribution: not listed for Nayarit by WOOLRICH-PIÑA et al. 2016 nor LOC-BARRAGÁN et al. 2024 (although scalaris is). Not in Durango fide Lemos-Espinal (2018). 
EtymologyNamed for Dr. Bryce C. Brown, Director Emeritus of the Strecker Museum, Baylor University, Texas and his family, all of whom aided in collecting the largest series of this subspecies in any museum. 
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