Spiny lizard

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Spiny lizard
WesternFenceLizard.jpg
Western fence lizard, Sceloporus occidentalis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Lacertilia
Family: Phrynosomatidae
Genus: Sceloporus
Wiegmann, 1828
A spiny lizard at the Houston Zoo.
A Southwestern Fence Lizard in Sahuarita, Arizona.

Sceloporus a genus in the family Phrynosomatidae known as spiny lizards. This genus includes some of the most commonly seen lizards in the United States.

Taxonomy[edit]

Over 90 species in this genus currently are organized in to 21 species groups. Their relationships to each other are currently under review.[clarification needed] Listed below are species of Sceloporus:[1][2]

Classification[edit]

See also[edit]

  • Moloch horridus, an unrelated Australian lizard that is sometimes also referred to as "spiny lizard"

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Reptile Database. www.reptile-database.org.
  2. ^ ITIS. www.itis.gov.
  3. ^ JARED A. GRUMMER & ROBERT W. BRYSON, JR. A new species of bunchgrass lizard (Squamata: Phrynosomatidae) from the southern sky islands of the Sierra Madre Occidental, Mexico. http://www.mapress.com/zootaxa/2014/f/z03790p450f.pdf
  4. ^ a b c d Wiens, John J. & Penkrot, Tonya A. (2002) "Delimiting Species Using DNA and Morphological Variation and Discordant Species Limits in Spiny Lizards (Sceloporus)." Syst. Biol. 51 (1): 69–91. doi:10.1080/106351502753475880

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