Sceloporus Wiegmann 1828 (spiny lizard)

Reptilia - Squamata - Iguanidae

Parent taxon: Iguanidae according to R. Estes 1983

See also Carroll 1988, Cope 1875, Frank and Ramus 1996 and Yatkola 1976

Sister taxa: Abas, Aciprion, Amblyrhynchus, Anisolepis, Anolbanolis, Basiliscus, Brachylophus, Cadurciguana, Callisaurus, Chamaeleolis, Chamaelinorops, Cnephasaurus, Corytophanes, Corytophaninae, Crotaphytus, Ctenosaura, Cyclura, Cypressaurus, Diplolaemus, Dipsosaurus, Enyalioides, Enyalius, Erichosaurus, Geiseltaliellus, Harrisonsaurus, Holbrookia, Hoplocercus, Iguana, Iguaninae, Laemanctus, Leiocephalus, Leiosaurus, Morunasaurus, Oreithyia, Paradipsosaurus, Paranolis, Parasauromalus, Petrosaurus, Phenacosaurus, Phrynosoma, Phrynosomatinae, Pristidactylus, Pristiguana, Proiguana, Queironius, Sauromalus, Suzanniwana, Swainiguanoides, Uma, Uracentron, Uranoscodon, Urosaurus, Urostrophus, Uta, Xihaina

Subtaxa: Sceloporus olivaceus Sceloporus robustus Sceloporus undulatus Sceloporus variabilis

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Ecology: ground dwelling omnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Mexico (1 collection), United States (26: Arizona, California, Colorado, Georgia, Kansas, Maryland, Missouri, New Mexico, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia)

• Blancan of Mexico (1), United States (3: Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico)

• Hemphillian of Mexico (1)

• Miocene of Canada (1: Saskatchewan), United States (13: Nebraska, Wyoming)

Total: 46 collections including 51 occurrences

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