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Case 3140 Sceloporus occidentalis Baird Girard, 1852 Reptilia, Sauria Rediscovered syntypes replaced by a neotype

I.Z.N.Opinion 2024

Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 60(1): 76


ISSN/ISBN: 0007-5167
Accession: 037400435

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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.

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