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Sceloporus angustus

(Santa Cruz Island Sator)

Common Names

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Common Names in English:

Santa Cruz Island Sator

Common Names in Spanish, Castilian:

Lagartija escamosa angosta

Description

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Habitat

Ecology: This species seems to be ubiquitous in both islands exploiting a great variety of habitats such as rocky areas, caves along beaches, areas of beach cobble stones , sandy substrate, with animals also seen on the branches of small bushes and the limbs of cardones (cacti). [1].

List of Habitats:

Taxonomy

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Synonyms

Sator angustus Dickerson 1919 • Sator angustus — Liner 1994 • Sator angustus — Smith & Taylor 1950: 139 • Sceloporus angustus — Bell Et Al. 2003

Notes

Name Status: Accepted Name .

Comment: Holotype: AMNH 5712 Named after the Latin angustus, "narrow", referring to the very narrow, compressed body in the adult .

Similar Species

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Members of the genus Sceloporus

ZipcodeZoo has pages for 122 species and subspecies in this genus. Here are just 100 of them:

S. acanthinus (Bocourt's Spiny Lizard) · S. adleri (Adler's Spiny Lizard) · S. aeneus (Southern Bunchgrass Lizard) · S. anahuacus (Anahuacan Bunchgrass Lizard) · S. angustus (Santa Cruz Island Sator) · S. arenicolus (Dunes Sagebrush Lizard) · S. aureolus (Southern Crevice Spiny Lizard) · S. bicanthalis (Trans Volcanic Bunchgrass Lizard) · S. bulleri (Buller's Spiny Lizard) · S. caeruleus (Blue Ornate Spiny Lizard) · S. carinatus (Keeled Spiny Lizard) · S. cautus (Shy Spiny Lizard) · S. chaneyi (Chaney's Spiny Lizard) · S. chrysostictus (Yellow-Spotted Spiny Lizard) · S. clarkii (Clark's Spiny Lizard) · S. clarkii vallaris (Clark's Spiny Lizard) · S. consobrinus (Eastern Fence Lizard) · S. couchii (Couch's Spiny Lizard) · S. cozumelae (Cozumel Spiny Lizard) · S. cryptus (Sierra Juarez Spiny Lizard) · S. cyanogenys (West Gulf Rough-Scaled Lizard) · S. dugesii (Duges' Spiny Lizard) · S. edwardtaylori (Taylor's Spiny Lizard) · S. exsul (Queretaran Desert Lizard) · S. formosus (Mexican Emerald Spiny Lizard) · S. gadovae (Gadow's Spiny Lizard) · S. gadoviae (Gadow's Spiny Lizard) · S. goldmani (Goldman's Bunchgrass Lizard) · S. graciosus (Common Sagebrush Lizard) · S. graciosus graciosus (Northern Sagebrush Lizard) · S. grammicus (Graphic Spiny Lizard) · S. grammicus microlepidotus (Mesquite Lizard) · S. heterolepis (Dorsalkeel Spiny Lizard) · S. heterolepis heterolepis (Dorsalkeel Spiny Lizard) · S. horridus (Horrible Spiny Lizard) · S. hunsakeri (Hunsaker's Spiny Lizard) · S. insignis (Michoacán Blackcollar Lizard) · S. jalapae (Jalapa Spiny Lizard) · S. jarrovi (Mountain Spiny Lizard) · S. jarrovii (Yarrow's Spiny Lizard) · S. jarrovii cyanostictus (Blue-Spotted Spiny Lizard) · S. jarrovii jarrovii (Mountain Spiny Lizard) · S. jarrovii sugillatus (Zempoala Bar-Bellied Lizard) · S. licki (Cape Arboreal Spiny Lizard) · S. lineatulus (Santa Catalina Spiny Lizard) · S. lunae (Luna's Spiny Lizard) · S. lundelli (Lundell's Spiny Lizard) · S. macdougalli (Macdougall's Spiny Lizard) · S. maculosus (Spotted Spiny Lizard) · S. magister (Desert Spiny Lizard) · S. magister bimaculosus (Desert Spiny Lizard) · S. magister cephaloflavus (Desert Spiny Lizard) · S. magister transversus (Barred Spiny Lizard) · S. magister uniformis (Desert Spiny Lizard) · S. malachiticus (Green Spiny Lizard) · S. megalepidurus (Largescale Spiny Lizard) · S. megalepidurus megalepidurus (Largescale Spiny Lizard) · S. melanorhinus (Pastel Tree Lizard) · S. merriami (Canyon Lizard) · S. merriami annulatus (Big Bend Canyon Lizard) · S. merriami longipunctatus (Canyon Lizard) · S. monserratensis (Monserrat Island Spiny Lizard) · S. mucronatus (Cleft Lizard) · S. nelsoni (Nelson's Spiny Lizard) · S. nelsoni nelsoni (Nelson's Spiny Lizard) · S. occidentalis (Western Fence Lizard) · S. occidentalis becki (Island Fence Lizard) · S. occidentalis biseriatus (San Joaquin Fence Lizard) · S. occidentalis bocourtii (Coast Range Fence Lizard) · S. occidentalis longipes (Great Basin Fence Lizard) · S. occidentalis occidentalis (Northwestern Fence Lizard) · S. occidentalis taylori (Sierra Fence Lizard) · S. ochoterenae (Queretaran Spiny Lizard) · S. olivaceus (Texas Spiny Lizard) · S. omiltemanus (Southern Cleft Lizard) · S. orcutti (Granite Spiny Lizard) · S. orcutti orcutii (Granite Spiny Lizard) · S. ornatus (Ornate Spiny Lizard) · S. palaciosi (Palacios' Bunchgrass Lizard) · S. parvus (Bluebelly Lizard) · S. poinsettii (Crevice Spiny Lizard) · S. poinsettii macrolepis (Western Crevice Lizard) · S. poinsettii poinsettii (Northern Crevice Spiny Lizard) · S. poinsettii polylepis (Southern Crevice Lizard) · S. prezygus (Chiapan Rough Scaled Lizard) · S. pyrocephalus (Boulder Spiny Lizard) · S. rufidorsum (Mexican Desert Spiny Lizard) · S. salvini (Salvin's Spiny Lizard) · S. scalaris (Bunch Grass Lizard) · S. slevini (Bunch Grass Lizard) · S. serrifer (Blue Spiny Lizard) · S. serrifer cyanogenys (Blue Spiny Lizard) · S. siniferus (Longtail Spiny Lizard) · S. slevini (Slevin's Bunchgrass Lizard) · S. smaragdinus (Bocourt) · S. smithi (Smith's Rosebelly Lizard) · S. spinosus (Blue-Spotted Spiny Lizard) · S. squamosus (Mexican Spiny Lizard) · S. stejnegeri (Stejneger's Blackcollar Spiny Lizard) · S. subniger (Tolucan Bunchgrass Lizard)

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Data Sources

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Identifiers

Footnotes

  1. Frost, D.R. 2007. Sceloporus angustus. In: IUCN 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 04 February 2012. [back]
Last Revised: 2014-11-20