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Sceloporus lundelli SMITH, 1939

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Higher TaxaPhrynosomatidae, Sceloporinae; Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
SubspeciesSceloporus lundelli gaigeae SMITH 1939
Sceloporus lundelli lundelli SMITH 1939 
Common NamesE: Lundell's Spiny Lizard
S: Espinosa de Lundell 
SynonymSceloporus lundelli SMITH 1939
Sceloporus lundelli lundelli — SMITH & TAYLOR 1950: 112
Sceloporus lundelli gaigeae — SMITH & TAYLOR 1950: 112
Sceloporus lundelli — LINER 1994
Sceloporus lundelli — KÖHLER 2000: 85
Sceloporus lundelli — WIENS et a. 2010

Sceloporus lundelli gaigeae SMITH 1939
Sceloporus lundelli gaigeae — BELL et al. 2003 
DistributionMexico (Yucatan, Campeche, Quintana Roo, Tabasco [HR 35: 188]), Guatemala (El Peten),
N Belize

lundelli: Yucatan peninsula
gaigeae: N Yucatan

Type locality: Cohune Ridge (20 miles southeast of Benque Viejo), [Belize].  
TypesHolotype: UMMZ 80674 (collected by C. L. Lundell).
Holotype: FMNH 31524; H. M. Smith collector. [gaigeae] 
CommentDistribution: The type locality was given as being in British Honduras (= Belize). Not listed for Guatemala and Belize by KÖHLER (2000). Henderson and Hoevers (1975) reported S. lundelli from Belize but they may have incorrectly identified some specimens of S. serrifer as S. lundelli. In areas where the species are sympatric, such as the northern Yucatan Peninsula, S. serrifer is terrestrial and S. lundelli strictly arboreal. 
EtymologyEtymology: S. l. gaigeae honors Helen Thompson Gaige (1890-1976), Curator of the Reptile and Amphibian Section of the University of Michigan Museum of Zoology (1923-1945). She was employed by the Museum from 1910-1945. She was herpetological editor of Copeia in 1930, then Managing Editor in 1937, then Editor-In-Chief from 1946-1949. She had a major role in transforming the journal into a modern quarterly publication, and in guiding the early careers of many herpetologists (Adler, 1989).

Etymology: This Latin genitive singular noun honors the collector, famed in the study of Central American botany. 
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  • 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
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Campbell, J.A. 1998. Amphibians and reptiles of northern Guatemala, the Yucatán, and Belize. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, xiii + 380 pp. - get paper here
  • Charruau, Pierre and Roberto F. Rojo García. 2013. Geographic Distribution: Sceloporus lundelli (Lundell's spiny lizard). Herpetological Review 44 (4): 626-627 - get paper here
  • Colston, Timothy J.; José António L. Barão-Nóbrega, Ryan Manders, Alice Lett, Jamie Wilmott, Gavin Cameron, Sidony Hunter, Adam Radage, Etienne Littlefair, Robert J. Williams, Antonio Lopez Cen, Kathy Slater 2015. Amphibians and reptiles of the Calakmul Biosphere Reserve, México, with new records. Check List 11 (5): 1759 - get paper here
  • Ezaz, T. et al. 2009. Sex Chromosome Evolution in Lizards: Independent Origins and Rapid Transitions. Cytogenet Genome Res 127: 249-260 - get paper here
  • Fitch, H. S. 1978. Sexual size differences in the genus Sceloporus. Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull. 51 (13): 441-461 - get paper here
  • González-Sánchez, V. H., J. D. Johnson, E. García-Padilla, V. Mata-Silva, D. L. DeSantis and L. D. Wilson. 2017. The Herpetofauna of the Mexican Yucatan Peninsula: composition, distribution, and conservation status. Mesoamerican Herpetology 4(2): 264–380 - get paper here
  • Köhler, G. 2000. Reptilien und Amphibien Mittelamerikas, Bd 1: Krokodile, Schildkröten, Echsen. Herpeton Verlag, Offenbach, 158 pp.
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  • 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. & 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
  • Terán-Juárez, S. A., Alfaro-Reyna, T., Cámara-Castillo, R. G. & Tun-Xis, M. A. 2012. Geographic distribution: Sceloporus lundelli (Lundell's spiny lizard). Herpetological Review 43: 446 - get paper here
  • Wiens, John J.; Caitlin A. Kuczynski, Saad Arif & Tod W. Reeder 2010. PHYLOGENETIC RELATIONSHIPS OF PHRYNOSOMATID LIZARDS BASED ON NUCLEAR AND MITOCHONDRIAL DATA, AND A REVISED PHYLOGENY FOR SCELOPORUS. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 54: 150-161 - get paper here
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