Uta squamata DICKERSON, 1919
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|Higher Taxa||Phrynosomatidae, Sceloporinae; Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||E: Isla Santa Catalina Side-blotched Lizard|
S: Mancha lateral Santa Catalina
|Synonym||Uta squamata DICKERSON 1919: 471|
Uta squamata — SMITH & SMITH 1976
Uta squamata — LINER 1994
Uta squamata — LINER 2007
|Distribution||Mexico (Baja California Sur: Santa Catalina Island)|
Type locality: Santa Catalina Island, Gulf of California
|Types||Holotype: USNM 64259 (given as AMNH 5424, male)|
|Diagnosis||DIAGNOSIS. A small lizard not exceeding 135mm., with the general appearance|
of the members of the Uta stansburiana group, but distinguished at once by the uniformity and large size of the imbricated dorsal scales (everywhere distinctly separable from the lateral granules, about equal to the brachials, 10-11 from median line to lateral granules), coupled with still greater coarseness of the femorals and tibials, and of the caudals on thickest part of the tail. Dorsals 72-76 from the interparietal to the base of the tail, 63 ventrals from denticulated collar to anus; femoral pores 13-16, averaging 15. General coloration olivaceous, males with the typical adult Uta all-over pattern of fine dots; ventral surfaces everywhere blue, no postaxillary spot but wide ventrolateral bluish black band from axilla to groin (DICKERSON 1919: 471).
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