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Sceloporus internasalis SMITH & BUMZAHEM, 1955

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Higher TaxaPhrynosomatidae, Sceloporinae; Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesS: Espinosa de Hocico con Escamitas
E: Mail-snouted Spiny Lizard 
SynonymSceloporus malachiticus internasalis SMITH & BUMZAHEM 1955 (fide KÖHLER 2000)
Sceloporus internasalis — BELL et al. 2003
Sceloporus internasalis — KÖHLER 2008
Sceloporus internasalis — WIENS et al. 2010 
DistributionMexico (S Veracruz, Chiapas, E Oaxaca), W Guatemala

Type Locality: La Gloria, Oaxaca, Mexico.  
TypesHolotype: INHS (= UIMNH) 35617, collected 12 March 1953 by Thomas MacDougall 
CommentSynonymy: this species has been considered as a synonym of S. salvini by Smith and Perez-Higareda (1992). 
EtymologyThe Latin inter, "between," nasus, "nose," and -alis, "having the quality of," refer to the many small scales in the internasal area. 
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Günther, A. C. L. G. 1885. Reptilia and Batrachia. Biologia Centrali-Américana. Taylor, & Francis, London, 326 pp. [published in parts from 1885-1902; reprint by the SSAR 1987] - get paper here
  • Hernández-Vázquez, M E; 2019. Sceloporus internasalis (Mail-snouted Spiny Lizard) Antipredator behavior. Herpetological Review 50 (1): 144-145 - get paper here
  • Johnson, Jerry D.; Vicente Mata-Silva, Elí García Padilla, and Larry David Wilson 2015. The Herpetofauna of Chiapas, Mexico: composition, distribution, and conservation. Mesoamerican Herpetology 2 (3): 272–329. - get paper here
  • Köhler, G. 2000. Reptilien und Amphibien Mittelamerikas, Bd 1: Krokodile, Schildkröten, Echsen. Herpeton Verlag, Offenbach, 158 pp.
  • Köhler, G. 2008. Reptiles of Central America. 2nd Ed. Herpeton-Verlag, 400 pp.
  • 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, H. M. 1939. The Mexican and Central American lizards of the genus Sceloporus. Field Mus. Nat. Hist., Zool. Ser. 26: 1-397. - get paper here
  • Smith, H. M. & G. Pérez-Higareda 1992. Nomenclatural fixation of Sceloporus formosus (Reptilia: Sauria) and the status of S. salvini. Bull. Maryland Herp. Soc. 28: 31-43. - get paper here
  • Smith, H. M., & BUMZAHEM, C. B. 1955. The identity of the trans-isthmic populations of the malachite tree-lizard (Sceloporus malachiticus Cope). Herpetologica 11: 118-20. - get paper here
  • Stuart,L.C. 1971. Comments on the malachite Sceloporus (Reptilia: Sauria: Iguanidae) of Southern México and Guatemala. Herpetologica 27: 235-39. - get paper here
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