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Sceloporus  Wiegmann, 1828
Taxonomic Serial No.: 173864

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Synonym(s):    
  Common Name(s): Spiny Lizards [English]
 
       
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
       
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2017   
       

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
       
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria   
       InfrakingdomDeuterostomia   
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                InfraphylumGnathostomata   
                   SuperclassTetrapoda   
                      ClassReptilia Laurenti, 1768 – répteis, reptiles, Reptiles  
                         OrderSquamata Oppel, 1811 – Amphisbaenians, Lizards, Snakes, amphisbènes, lézards, serpents  
                            SuborderIguania  – iguanes, Iguanas  
                               FamilyIguanidae  – American Arboreal Lizards, Chuckwallas, Iguanas, Iguanids  
                                  SubfamilySceloporinae   
                                     GenusSceloporus Wiegmann, 1828 – Spiny Lizards  
    Direct Children:  
                                        Species Sceloporus acanthinus Bocourt, 1873 – Lagartija-escamosa de Boucourt, Bocourt's Spiny Lizard 
                                        Species Sceloporus adleri H. M. Smith and Savitzky, 1974 – Lagartija-escamosa de Adler, Adler's Spiny Lizard 
                                        Species Sceloporus aeneus Wiegmann, 1828 – Lagartija-escamosa llanera, Southern Bunchgrass Lizard 
                                        Species Sceloporus albiventris H. M. Smith, 1939 – White-bellied Rough Lizard 
                                        Species Sceloporus anahuacus Lara-Góngora, 1983 – Lagartija-escamosa de Anáhuac, Anahuacan Bunchgrass Lizard 
                                        Species Sceloporus angustus (Dickerson, 1919) – Lagartija-escamosa angosta, Santa Cruz Island Sator 
                                        Species Sceloporus arenicolus Degenhardt and Jones, 1972 – Dunes Sagebrush Lizard 
                                        Species Sceloporus asper Boulenger, 1897 – Lagartija-escamosa de Boulenger, Asperous Spiny Lizard 
                                        Species Sceloporus aurantius Grummer and Bryson, 2014 – Southern Occidental Bunchgrass Lizard 
                                        Species Sceloporus aureolus H. M. Smith, 1942 – Eastern Cleft Spiny Lizard, Southern Crevice Spiny Lizard 
                                        Species Sceloporus becki Van Denburgh, 1905 – Island Fence Lizard 
                                        Species Sceloporus bicanthalis H. M. Smith, 1937 – Lagartija-escamosa transvolcánica, Trans Volcanic Bunchgrass Lizard 
                                        Species Sceloporus bimaculosus Phelan and Brattstrom, 1955 – Twin-spotted Spiny Lizard 
                                        Species Sceloporus bulleri Boulenger, 1894 – Lagartija-escamosa de Buller, Buller's Spiny Lizard 
                                        Species Sceloporus caeruleus H. M. Smith, 1936 – Blue Ornate Spiny Lizard 
                                        Species Sceloporus carinatus H. M. Smith, 1936 – Lagartija-escamosa aquillada, Keeled Spiny Lizard 
                                        Species Sceloporus cautus H. M. Smith, 1938 – Lagartija-escamosa tímida, Shy Spiny Lizard 
                                        Species Sceloporus chaneyi Liner and Dixon, 1992 – Peña Nevada Agave Lizard, Chaney's Spiny Lizard 
                                        Species Sceloporus chrysostictus Cope, 1866 – Lagartija-escamosa pintas amarillas, Yellow-spotted Spiny Lizard 
                                        Species Sceloporus clarkii Baird and Girard, 1852 – Clark's Spiny Lizard 
                                        Species Sceloporus consobrinus Baird and Girard in Marcy and McClellan, 1854 – Prairie Lizard, Southern Prairie Lizard 
                                        Species Sceloporus couchii Baird, 1859 – Couch's Spiny Lizard 
                                        Species Sceloporus cowlesi Lowe and Norris, 1956 – Southwestern Fence Lizard, Cowles Prairie Lizard, White Sands Prairie Lizard 
                                        Species Sceloporus cozumelae Jones, 1927 – Lagartija-escamosa de Cozumel, Cozumel Spiny Lizard 
                                        Species Sceloporus cryptus H. M. Smith and Lynch, 1967 – Lagartija-escamosa de Sierra de Juárez, Sierra Juarez Spiny Lizard 
                                        Species Sceloporus cupreus Bocourt, 1873 – Upland Long-tailed Spiny Lizard 
                                        Species Sceloporus cyanogenys Cope, 1885 – Blue Spiny Lizard 
                                        Species Sceloporus cyanostictus R. W. Axtell and C. A. Axtell, 1971 – Yarrow's Spiny Lizard, Blue-spotted Spiny Lizard 
                                        Species Sceloporus druckercolini Pérez-Ramos and Salanan de la Riva, 2008 – Graceful Mountain Tree Lizard 
                                        Species Sceloporus dugesii Bocourt, 1874 – Duges' Spiny Lizard 
                                        Species Sceloporus edbelli H. M. Smith, Chiszar and Lemos-Espinal, 2003 – Bell's Spiny Lizard 
                                        Species Sceloporus edwardtaylori H. M. Smith, 1936 – Lagartija-escamosa de Taylor, Taylor's Spiny Lizard 
                                        Species Sceloporus exsul Dixon, Ketchersid and Lieb, 1972 – Lagartija-escamosa de Querétaro, Queretaran Desert Lizard 
                                        Species Sceloporus formosus Wiegmann, 1834 – Lagartija-escamosa esmeralda-norteña, Mexican Emerald Spiny Lizard 
                                        Species Sceloporus gadoviae Boulenger, 1905 – Lagartija-escamosa de Gadow, Gadow's Spiny Lizard 
                                        Species Sceloporus gadsdeni Castañeda-Gaytán and Díaz-Cárdenas, 2017  
                                        Species Sceloporus goldmani H. M. Smith, 1937 – Lagartija-escamosa de Goldman, Goldman's Bunchgrass Lizard 
                                        Species Sceloporus graciosus Baird and Girard, 1852 – Lagartija-escamosa de Artemisa, Sagebrush Lizard 
                                        Species Sceloporus grammicus Wiegmann, 1828 – Mesquite Lizard, Lagartija-escamosa de mezquite, Graphic Spiny Lizard 
                                        Species Sceloporus grandaevus (Dickerson, 1919) – Lagartija-escamosa anciana, Cerralvo Island Sator 
                                        Species Sceloporus halli Dasmann and H. M. Smith, 1974 – Hall's Spiny Lizard 
                                        Species Sceloporus heterolepis Boulenger, 1894 – Lagartija-escamosa dorso aquillado, Dorsalkeel Spiny Lizard, Southern Odd-scaled Lizard 
                                        Species Sceloporus horridus Wiegmann, 1834 – Lagartija-escamosa tarasca, Rough Lizard, Horrible Spiny Lizard 
                                        Species Sceloporus hunsakeri Hall and H. M. Smith, 1979 – Lagartija-escamosa de Hunsaker, Hunsaker's Spiny Lizard 
                                        Species Sceloporus insignis Webb, 1967 – Lagartija-escamosa collar negro, Michoacán Blackcollar Lizard, Coalcoman Black-collared Lizard 
                                        Species Sceloporus internasalis H. M. Smith and Bumzahem, 1955 – Lagartija-escamosa verde, Mail-snouted Spiny Lizard 
                                        Species Sceloporus jalapae Günther, 1890 – Lagartija-escamosa jalapeña, Jalapa Spiny Lizard 
                                        Species Sceloporus jarrovii Cope in Yarrow, 1875 – Yarrow's Spiny Lizard, Mountain Spiny Lizard 
                                        Species Sceloporus lemosespinali Lara-Góngora, 2004 – Lemos-Espinal's Spiny Lizard 
                                        Species Sceloporus licki Van Denburgh, 1895 – Lagartija-escamosa del Cabo, Cape Arboreal Spiny Lizard 
                                        Species Sceloporus lineatulus Dickerson, 1919 – Lagartija-escamosa de Santa Catalina, Santa Catalina Spiny Lizard 
                                        Species Sceloporus lunae Bocourt, 1873 – Luna's Spiny Lizard 
                                        Species Sceloporus lundelli H. M. Smith, 1939 – Lagartija-escamosa de Lundell, Lundell's Spiny Lizard 
                                        Species Sceloporus macdougalli H. M. Smith and Bumzahem, 1953 – Lagartija-escamosa de MacDougall, MacDougall's Spiny Lizard 
                                        Species Sceloporus maculosus H. M. Smith, 1934 – Lagartija-escamosa maculada, Spotted Spiny Lizard, Northern Snub-nosed Lizard 
                                        Species Sceloporus magister Hallowell, 1854 – Desert Spiny Lizard, Lagartija-escamosa de desierto 
                                        Species Sceloporus malachiticus Cope, 1864 – Green Spiny Lizard 
                                        Species Sceloporus megalepidurus H. M. Smith, 1934 – Lagartija-escamosa escamas grandes, Largescale Spiny Lizard, Cursorial Spiny Lizard, Dull Cursorial Spiny Lizard 
                                        Species Sceloporus melanorhinus Bocourt, 1876 – Lagartija-escamosa hocico negro, Black-nosed Lizard, Pastel Tree Lizard 
                                        Species Sceloporus merriami Stejneger, 1904 – Canyon Lizard, Lagartija-escamosa de cañón 
                                        Species Sceloporus minor Cope, 1885 – Minor Lizard, Red Minor Lizard 
                                        Species Sceloporus mucronatus Cope, 1885 – Lagartija-escamosa de grieta-sureña, Cleft Lizard 
                                        Species Sceloporus nelsoni Cochran, 1923 – Lagartija-escamosa de Nelson, Nelson's Spiny Lizard 
                                        Species Sceloporus oberon H. M. Smith and Brown, 1941 – Oberon Spiny Lizard 
                                        Species Sceloporus occidentalis Baird and Girard, 1852 – Western Fence Lizard, Lagartija-escamosa del occidente 
                                        Species Sceloporus ochoterenae H. M. Smith, 1934 – Lagartija-escamosa de Querétaro, Queretaran Spiny Lizard, Ochoterena's Lizard 
                                        Species Sceloporus olivaceus H. M. Smith, 1934 – Texas Spiny Lizard, Lagartija-escamosa de Texas 
                                        Species Sceloporus omiltemanus Günther, 1890 – Southern Cleft Lizard 
                                        Species Sceloporus orcutti Stejneger, 1893 – Granite Spiny Lizard, Lagartija-escamosa de granito 
                                        Species Sceloporus ornatus Baird, 1859 – Lagartija-escamosa adornada, Ornate Spiny Lizard 
                                        Species Sceloporus palaciosi Lara-Góngora, 1983 – Lagartija-escamosa de Palacios, Palacios' Bunchgrass Lizard 
                                        Species Sceloporus parvus H. M. Smith, 1934 – Lagartija-escamosa panza azul, Bluebelly Lizard 
                                        Species Sceloporus poinsettii Baird and Girard, 1852 – Crevice Spiny Lizard 
                                        Species Sceloporus pyrocephalus Cope, 1864 – Lagartija-escamosa de pedregal, Boulder Spiny Lizard, Red-headed Spiny Lizard 
                                        Species Sceloporus salvini Günther, 1890 – Lagartija-escamosa de Salvin, Salvin's Spiny Lizard 
                                        Species Sceloporus samcolemani H. M. Smith and Hall, 1974 – Coleman's Bunchgrass Lizard 
                                        Species Sceloporus scalaris Wiegmann, 1828 – Bunch Grass Lizard, Lagartija-escamosa escalonada, Light-bellied Bunch Grass Lizard 
                                        Species Sceloporus serrifer Cope, 1866 – Blue Spiny Lizard, Lagartija-escamosa azul, Rough-scaled Lizard 
                                        Species Sceloporus shannonorum Langebartel, 1959 – Shannons' Spiny Lizard 
                                        Species Sceloporus siniferus Cope, 1871 – Lagartija-escamosa cola larga, Longtail Spiny Lizard 
                                        Species Sceloporus slevini H. M. Smith, 1937 – Slevin's Bunchgrass Lizard, Slevins's Bunch Grass Lizard 
                                        Species Sceloporus smaragdinus Bocourt, 1873 – Lagartija-escamosa esmeralda-de Bocourt, Bocourt's Emerald Lizard 
                                        Species Sceloporus smithi Hartweg and Oliver, 1937 – Smith's Rosebelly Lizard 
                                        Species Sceloporus spinosus Wiegmann, 1828 – Lagartija-escamosa espinosa, Eastern Spiny Lizard 
                                        Species Sceloporus squamosus Bocourt, 1874 – Lagartija-escamosa de Bocourt, Mexican Spiny Lizard 
                                        Species Sceloporus stejnegeri H. M. Smith, 1942 – Lagartija-escamosa collar negro, Stejneger's Blackcollar Spiny Lizard 
                                        Species Sceloporus subpictus Lynch and H. M. Smith, 1965 – Lagartija-escamosa pintada, Southern Cursorial Lizard 
                                        Species Sceloporus sugillatus H. M. Smith, 1942 – Zempoala Bar-bellied Lizard 
                                        Species Sceloporus taeniocnemis Cope, 1885 – Lagartija-escamosa esmeralda-de Cope, Guatemalan Emerald Spiny Lizard 
                                        Species Sceloporus tanneri H. M. Smith and Larsen, 1975 – Lagartija-escamosa de Tanner, Tanner's Spiny Lizard 
                                        Species Sceloporus teapensis Günther, 1890 – Teapen Rosebelly Lizard 
                                        Species Sceloporus torquatus Wiegmann, 1828 – Lagartija-escamosa barrada, Crevice Swift, Torquate Lizard 
                                        Species Sceloporus tristichus Cope in Yarrow, 1875 – Plateau Lizard, Southern Plateau Lizard, Plateau Fence Lizard 
                                        Species Sceloporus undulatus (Bosc and Daudin in Sonnini and Latreille, 1801) – Eastern Fence Lizard, Fence Lizard, Plateau Lizard, Prairie Lizard, Lagartija-escamosa de pradera 
                                        Species Sceloporus uniformis Phelan and Brattstrom, 1955 – Yellow-backed Spiny Lizard 
                                        Species Sceloporus utiformis Cope, 1864 – Lagartija-escamosa de suelo, Cope's Largescale Spiny Lizard, Antesator 
                                        Species Sceloporus variabilis Wiegmann, 1834 – Rose-bellied Lizard, Lagartija-escamosa panza rosada, Rosebelly Lizard 
                                        Species Sceloporus virgatus H. M. Smith, 1938 – Striped Plateau Lizard, Lagartija-escamosa rayada 
                                        Species Sceloporus woodi Stejneger, 1918 – Florida Scrub Lizard 
                                        Species Sceloporus zosteromus Cope, 1863 – Lagartija-escamosa de San Lucas, Central Baja Spiny Lizard 
       

 References
       
  Expert(s):    
  Expert: Roy W. McDiarmid  
  Notes: U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center   
  Reference for: Sceloporus    
       
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Comisión Nacional para el Conocimiento y Uso de la Biodiversidad, database (version undefined)  
  Acquired: 2000   
  Notes: CONABIO: (http://www.conabio.gob.mx/)   
  Reference for: Sceloporus   
       
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Sceloporus   
       
  Publication(s):    
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Flores-Villela, Oscar / McCoy, C. J., ed.  
  Publication Date: 1993   
  Article/Chapter Title: Herpetofauna Mexicana: Lista anotada de las especies de anfibios y reptiles de México, cambios taxonómicos recientes, y nuevas especies   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Carnegie Museum of Natural History Special Publication, no. 17   
  Page(s): iv + 73   
  Publisher: Carnegie Museum of Natural History   
  Publication Place: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-911239-42-1   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Sceloporus   
       

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