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Sceloporus merriami  Stejneger, 1904
Taxonomic Serial No.: 173874

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Common Name(s): Canyon Lizard [English]
    Lagartija-escamosa de cañón [Spanish]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                      ClassReptilia Laurenti, 1768 – répteis, reptiles, Reptiles  
                         OrderSquamata Oppel, 1811 – Amphisbaenians, Lizards, Snakes, amphisbènes, lézards, serpents  
                            SuborderIguania  – iguanes, Iguanas  
                               FamilyIguanidae  – American Arboreal Lizards, Chuckwallas, Iguanas, Iguanids  
                                     GenusSceloporus Wiegmann, 1828 – Spiny Lizards  
                                        SpeciesSceloporus merriami Stejneger, 1904 – Canyon Lizard, Lagartija-escamosa de cañón  
    Direct Children:  
                                           Subspecies Sceloporus merriami annulatus H. M. Smith, 1937 – Big Bend Canyon Lizard 
                                           Subspecies Sceloporus merriami australis Williams, H. M. Smith and Chrapliwy, 1960 – Southeastern Canyon Lizard 
                                           Subspecies Sceloporus merriami ballingeri Lemos-Espinal, H. M. Smith, Auth and Chiszar, 2001 – Ballinger's Canyon Lizard 
                                           Subspecies Sceloporus merriami longipunctatus Olson, 1973 – Presidio Canyon Lizard 
                                           Subspecies Sceloporus merriami merriami Stejneger, 1904 – Merriam's Canyon Lizard 
                                           Subspecies Sceloporus merriami sanojae Lemos-Espinal in H. M. Smith, Lemos-Espinal and Chiszar, 2003 – Sanoja's Canyon Lizard 
                                           Subspecies Sceloporus merriami williamsi Lemos-Espinal, Chiszar and H. M. Smith, 2000 – Williams' Canyon Lizard 

  Expert: Roy W. McDiarmid  
  Notes: U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center   
  Reference for: Sceloporus merriami    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Comisión Nacional para el Conocimiento y Uso de la Biodiversidad, database (version undefined)  
  Acquired: 2000   
  Notes: CONABIO: (   
  Reference for: Sceloporus merriami   
  Source: Comisión Nacional para el Conocimiento y Uso de la Biodiversidad, database (version undefined)  
  Acquired: 2001   
  Notes: CONABIO: (   
  Reference for: Lagartija-escamosa de cañón[Spanish]   
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Sceloporus merriami   
  Source: Reptile Database (2017), website (version 24-Dec-16)  
  Acquired: 2017   
  Notes: Uetz, P. & Jirí Hosek (eds.), The Reptile Database, (   
  Reference for: Sceloporus merriami, Canyon Lizard [English]   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Banks, R. C., R. W. McDiarmid, and A. L. Gardner  
  Publication Date: 1987   
  Article/Chapter Title: Checklist of Vertebrates of the United States, the U.S. Territories, and Canada   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Resource Publication, no. 166   
  Page(s): 79   
  Publisher: United States Department of the Interior Fish and Wildlife Service   
  Publication Place: Washington, D.C., USA   
  Reference for: Sceloporus merriami   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Flores-Villela, Oscar / McCoy, C. J., ed.  
  Publication Date: 1993   
  Article/Chapter Title: Herpetofauna Mexicana: Lista anotada de las especies de anfibios y reptiles de México, cambios taxonómicos recientes, y nuevas especies   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Carnegie Museum of Natural History Special Publication, no. 17   
  Page(s): iv + 73   
  Publisher: Carnegie Museum of Natural History   
  Publication Place: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-911239-42-1   
  Reference for: Sceloporus merriami   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Olson, R. E.  
  Publication Date: 1979   
  Article/Chapter Title: Sceloporus merriami   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles   
  Page(s): 227.1-227.2   
  Publisher: Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles   
  Publication Place:    
  Reference for: Sceloporus merriami   

 Geographic Information
  Geographic Division: Middle America  
    North America  
  Jurisdiction/Origin: Continental US, Native  
    Mexico, Native  






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