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Urosaurus auriculatus (COPE, 1871)

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Higher TaxaPhrynosomatidae, Sceloporinae; Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Socorro Island Tree Lizard
S: Arboricola de Isla Socorro 
SynonymUta auriculata COPE 1871: 303
Uta auriculata — BOULENGER 1885: 214
Urosaurus auriculatus – MITTLEMAN 1942: 163
Urosaurus auriculatus — SMITH & TAYLOR 1950: 146
Urosaurus auriculatus — LINER 1994
Urosaurus auriculatus — LINER 2007 
DistributionMexico (Colima: Socorro Island, Revillagigedo Island)

Type locality: Socorro Island, Revillagigedo Island  
TypesHolotype: USNM 7027 
CommentDistribution: see map in Feldman et al. 2011. 
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1885. Catalogue of the lizards in the British Museum (Natural History). Vol. 2, Second edition. London, xiii+497 pp. - get paper here
  • Brattstrom, B.H. 1955. Notes on the herpetology of the Revillagigedo Islands, Mexico. American Midland Naturalist 54(1): 219-229. - get paper here
  • Cope, E.D. 1871. Description of the common lizard of Socorro. Proc. Boston Soc. Nat. Hist. 14: 303-304
  • Feldman, Chris R.; Oscar Flores-Villela, Theodore J. Papenfuss 2011. Phylogeny, biogeography, and display evolution in the tree and brush lizard genus Urosaurus (Squamata: Phrynosomatidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 61 (3): 714-725 - get paper here
  • Lemos-Espinal JA, Smith GR, Pierce LJS, Painter CW 2020. The amphibians and reptiles of Colima, Mexico, with a summary of their conservation status. ZooKeys 927: 99-125 - get paper here
  • Liner, Ernest A. 2007. A CHECKLIST OF THE AMPHIBIANS AND REPTILES OF MEXICO. Louisiana State University Occasional Papers of the Museum of Natural Science 80: 1-60 - get paper here
  • Mittleman,M.B. 1942. A summary of the iguanid genus Urosaurus. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard 91: 105-181 - 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
  • Wiens, J.J. 1993. Phylogenetic systematics of the tree lizards (genus Urosaurus). Herpetologica 49 (4): 399-420 - get paper here
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