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Urosaurus ornatus  (Baird in Baird and Girard, 1852)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 173954

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Uta ornata Baird in Baird and Girard, 1852
  Common Name(s): Tree Lizard [English]
    Ornate Tree Lizard [English]
    Lagartija-arbolera común [Spanish]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria  – triploblasts  
          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  
                                     GenusUrosaurus Hallowell, 1854 – Tree Lizards, Brush Lizards  
                                        SpeciesUrosaurus ornatus (Baird in Baird and Girard, 1852) – Tree Lizard, Ornate Tree Lizard, Lagartija-arbolera común  
    Direct Children:  
                                           Subspecies Urosaurus ornatus caeruleus (H. M. Smith, 1935)  
                                           Subspecies Urosaurus ornatus chiricahuae (Mittleman, 1941)  
                                           Subspecies Urosaurus ornatus lateralis (Boulenger, 1883)  
                                           Subspecies Urosaurus ornatus levis (Stejneger, 1890) – Canyon Tree Lizard, Smooth Tree Lizard 
                                           Subspecies Urosaurus ornatus linearis (Baird, 1859) – Lined Tree Lizard 
                                           Subspecies Urosaurus ornatus ornatus (Baird in Baird and Girard, 1852) – Eastern Tree Lizard, Texas Tree Lizard 
                                           Subspecies Urosaurus ornatus schmidti (Mittleman, 1940) – Big Bend Tree Lizard 
                                           Subspecies Urosaurus ornatus schottii (K. P. Schmidt, 1921) – Schott's Tree Lizard 
                                           Subspecies Urosaurus ornatus symmetricus (Baird, 1859) – Colorado River Tree Lizard 
                                           Subspecies Urosaurus ornatus wrighti (K. P. Schmidt, 1921) – Northern Tree Lizard, Northern Cliff Lizard 

  Expert: Roy W. McDiarmid  
  Notes: U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center   
  Reference for: Urosaurus ornatus    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Comisión Nacional para el Conocimiento y Uso de la Biodiversidad, database (version undefined)  
  Acquired: 2000   
  Notes: CONABIO: (   
  Reference for: Urosaurus ornatus   
  Source: Comisión Nacional para el Conocimiento y Uso de la Biodiversidad, database (version undefined)  
  Acquired: 2001   
  Notes: CONABIO: (   
  Reference for: Lagartija-arbolera común[Spanish]   
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Urosaurus ornatus   
  Source: Reptile Database (2017), website (version 24-Dec-16)  
  Acquired: 2017   
  Notes: Uetz, P. & Jirí Hosek (eds.), The Reptile Database, (   
  Reference for: Urosaurus ornatus, Tree 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: Urosaurus ornatus   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Conant, R., and J. T. Collins  
  Publication Date: 1991   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: A Field Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians, Eastern and Central North America, Third Edition   
  Page(s): 450   
  Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company   
  Publication Place: Boston, Massachusetts, USA   
  Reference for: Urosaurus ornatus   
  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: Urosaurus ornatus   

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






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