Crotaphytus

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Crotaphytus
Collared lizard in Zion National Park.jpg
Crotaphytus collaris
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Sauria
Infraorder: Iguania
Family: Crotaphytidae
Genus: Crotaphytus
Holbrook, 1842

Crotaphytus is a genus of lizards commonly known as collared lizards. They are a genus of small to medium-sized predators indigenous to arid environments of the southwestern regions of North America.

Species and subspecies[edit]

The following species and subspecies are recognized as being valid.[1]

Nota bene: A binomial authority in parentheses or a trinomial authority in parentheses indicates that the species or subspecies was originally described in a genus other than Crotaphytus.

Symbol[edit]

In 1969, Oklahoma designated its first state reptile when it chose the collared lizard.[2]

References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ "Crotaphytus ". The Reptile Database. www.reptile-database.org.
  2. ^ Shearer 1994, p. 309
Bibliography
  • Holbrook JE. 1842. North American Herpetology; or, A Description of the Reptiles Inhabiting the United States. Vol. II. (Second edition). Philadelphia: J. Dobson. 142 pp. (Crotaphytus, new genus, p. 79).
  • Shearer, Benjamin F.; Shearer, Barbara S. (1994). State names, seals, flags, and symbols (2nd ed.). Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Publishing Group. ISBN 0-313-28862-3. 

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