Sauromalus klauberi

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Sauromalus klauberi
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Iguania
Family: Iguanidae
Genus: Sauromalus
Species: S. klauberi
Binomial name
Sauromalus klauberi
Shaw, 1941[1]

Sauromalus klauberi, commonly called the Santa Catalina chuckwalla or the spotted chuckwalla, is a species of chuckwalla first identified in 1941.[1]

Geographic range[edit]

S. klauberi is endemic to Baja California. It is found on the islands of the Gulf of California:[2] Isla Espíritu Santo, Isla Partida, Santa Cruz Island, San Marcos, Santa Catalina, and San Francisco Island.[2]

Etymology[edit]

S. klauberi is named in honor of Laurence Monroe Klauber, an American amateur naturalist.[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Shaw, Charles E. (1941). "A new chuckwalla from Santa Catalina Island, Gulf of California, Mexico". Transactions of the San Diego Society of Natural History. 9 (28): 285–288. 
  2. ^ a b c "Sauromalus klauberi ". The Reptile Database. Retrieved 15 July 2014. 
  3. ^ Beolens B, Watkins M, Grayson M. 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. xiii + 296 pp. ISBN 978-1-4214-0135-5. (Sauromalus klauberi, p. 143).

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