Sceloporus angustus

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Santa Cruz Island sator
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Iguania
Family: Iguanidae
Subfamily: Phrynosomatinae
Genus: Sceloporus
Species: S. angustus
Binomial name
Sceloporus angustus
(Dickerson, 1919)[1]

Sator angustus
Dickerson, 1919

The Santa Cruz Island sator (Sceloporus angustus) is a species of phrynosomatid lizard[2][3] found on Santa Cruz Island, in the Gulf of California, Baja California, Mexico.[4] S. angustus seems to be found throughout both islands of Santa Cruz, exploiting a great variety of temperate habitats, such as rocky areas, caves along beaches, areas of beach cobblestones, and sandy substrates, with animals also seen on the branches of small bushes and the limbs of cardones (cacti).[5]


Further reading[edit]

  • Dickerson, M.C. (1919). Diagnoses of twenty-three new species and a new genus of lizards from Lower California. Bull: Amer. Mus. Nat. Hist. 41(10):461-477.