Spiny lizard

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Spiny lizard
WesternFenceLizard.jpg
Western fence lizard, Sceloporus occidentalis
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Iguania
Family: Iguanidae
Subfamily: Phrynosomatinae
Genus: Sceloporus
Wiegmann, 1828
Synonyms
A spiny lizard at the Houston Zoo.

Spiny lizards is the common name for the genus Sceloporus in the subfamily Phrynosomatinae. 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 into 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. ^ "Sceloporus ". The Reptile Database. www.reptile-database.org.
  2. ^ "Sceloporus ". ITIS. www.itis.gov.
  3. ^ Grummer, Jared A.; Bryson, Robert W. Jr (2014). "A new species of bunchgrass lizard (Squamata: Phrynosomatidae) from the southern sky islands of the Sierra Madre Occidental, Mexico" (PDF). Zootaxa. 3790 (3): 439–450. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.3790.3.3. 
  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)". Systematic Biology. 51 (1): 69–91. doi:10.1080/106351502753475880. PMID 11943093. 
  5. ^ a b c Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael; Grayson, Michael (2011). The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. xiii + 296 pp. ISBN 978-1-4214-0135-5. (Sceloporus jarrovii, p. 292; S. slevin, p. 245; S. tanneri, p. 260).

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