Sceloporus occidentalis taylori

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Sierra fence lizard
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Iguania
Family: Iguanidae
Subfamily: Phrynosomatinae
Genus: Sceloporus
Species: S. occidentalis
Subspecies: S. o. taylori
Trinomial name
Sceloporus occidentalis taylori
Camp, 1916

Sceloporus occidentalis taylori is a subspecies of the western fence lizard,[1] commonly called the Sierra fence lizard. Several subspecies of the western fence lizard, a species of phrynosomatid lizard, are found in the far western part of North America.[2]The subspecific epithet, taylori, is in honor of American herpetologist Edward Harrison Taylor.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ H.M. Smith, 1995
  2. ^ C.M. Hogan, 2008
  3. ^ Beltz, Ellin. 2006. Scientific and Common Names of the Reptiles and Amphibians of North America - Explained.


  • Hobart M. Smith (1995) Handbook of Lizards: Lizards of the United States and of Canada, Cornell University Press, 557 pages ISBN 0-8014-8236-4
  • C. Michael Hogan (2008) "Western fence lizard (Sceloporus occidentalis)", Globaltwitcher, ed. Nicklas Stromberg [1]