Opinion 2024 (Case 3140) . Sceloporus occidentalis Baird & Girard, 1852 (Reptilia, Sauria) : Rediscovered syntypes replaced by a neotype
Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 60(1): 76
ISSN/ISBN: 0007-5167 Accession: 011092166
The Commission has designated a neotype for the Pacific blue-bellied lizard Sceloporus occidentalis Baird & Girard, 1852 (family PHRYNOSOMATIDAE) from the west coast ranges of North America. The neotype, originally designated in 1954, is a well preserved adult specimen of known provenance and replaces two missing syntypes which have recently been rediscovered but which are immature specimens and do not distinguish S. occidentalis from closely related taxa.