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Taxonomy of the family Phrynosomatidae
Bibliography of the genus Uta
Biodiversity of the family Phrynosomatidae








Genus
Uta

Side-blotched Lizards

Seitenfleckleguane

Sidepletleguaner*

1852 Uta Baird & Girard (type species: Uta stansburiana Baird & Girard 1852)
Contents: 7 species, of which 6 (85.7%) are endemic.
Distribution: SW. USA, NW. Mexico.
Reported from: Mexico (Baja California Norte [incl. Isla Cedros, Isla San Lorenzo Sur, Islas Coronados (Isla Coronado Sur), Islas Las Encantadas, Isla El Muerto], Baja California Sur [incl. Isla Santa Catalina], Chihuahua, Coahuila, Durango, Sonora [incl. Isla San Pedro Martir, Isla San Pedro Nolasco], Zacatecas), USA (Arizona, California [incl. Channel Islands], Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington).

Uta encantadae

Encantada Island Side-blotched Lizard, Enchanted Side-blotched Lizard

Encantada-Seitenfleckleguan*

Encantada-sidepletleguan*

1994 Uta encantadae Grismer
Uta stansburiana encantadae Upton & Murphy 1997

Remarks: Erroneously listed for Baja California Sur by Jones & Lovich (eds.) (2009).
Distribution: Mexico (Baja California Norte: Islas Las Encantadas).


Uta lowei

El Muerto Side-blotched Lizard*, (Dead Side-blotched Lizard)

El-Muerto-Seitenfleckleguan*

El Muerto-sidepletleguan*

1994 Uta lowei Grismer
Uta stansburiana lowei Upton & Murphy 1997

Distribution: Mexico (Baja California Norte [incl. Islas Las Encantadas, Isla El Muerto]).


Uta nolascensis

San Pedro Nolasco Island Side-blotched Lizard

San-Pedro-Nolasco-Seitenfleckleguan*

San Pedro Nolasco-sidepletleguan*

1921 Uta nolascensis Van Denburgh & Slevin

Distribution: Mexico (Sonora: Isla San Pedro Nolasco).


Uta palmeri

San Pedro Martir Island Side-blotched Lizard

San-Pedro-Martir-Seitenfleckleguan*

San Pedro Martir-sidepletleguan*

1890 Uta palmeri Stejneger
1890 Uta palmeri Stejneger

Distribution: Mexico (Sonora: Isla San Pedro Martir).


Uta squamata

Santa Catalina Island Side-blotched Lizard

Santa-Catalina-Seitenfleckleguan*

Santa Catalina-sidepletleguan*

1919 Uta squamata Dickerson

Distribution: Mexico (Baja California Sur: Isla Santa Catalina).


Uta stansburiana

Common Side-blotched Lizard

Gemeiner Seitenfleckleguan

Almindelig Sidepletleguan*

1852 Uta stansburiana Baird & Girard
1882 Uta elegans Yarrow (Smith & Taylor 1950)
Uta stansburiana elegans Van Denburgh 1922
1905 Uta martinensis Van Denburgh (Ballinger & Tinkle 1972)
1905 Uta stellata Van Denburgh (Grismer 1999; Upton & Murphy 1997)
Uta stansburiana stellata Upton & Murphy 1997
1913 Uta stansburiana nevadensis Ruthven (Ballinger & Tinkle 1972)
1915 Uta stansburiana hesperis Richardson (Ballinger & Tinkle 1972)
1919 Uta concinna Dickerson (Hammerson, Frost & Santos-Barrera 2007)
1919 Uta mannophorus Dickerson (Hammerson, Frost & Santos-Barrera 2007)
1919 Uta parva Dickerson (Smith & Taylor 1950)
1921 Uta stansburiana stejnegeri Schmidt
Uta stejnegeri Collins 1991
1935 Uta taylori Smith (Liner 1994)
Uta stansburiana taylori Liner 1994
1955 Uta stansburiana klauberi Lowe & Norris (Ballinger & Tinkle 1972)
1968 Uta antiquus Ballinger & Tinkle (Grismer 1999)
1970 Uta stansburiana uniformis Pack & Tanner

Other common names:
antiqua: San Lorenzo Islands Side-blotched Lizard
elegans: Western Side-blotched Lizard, California Side-blotched Lizard
nevadensis: Nevada Side-blotched Lizard
stansburiana: Northern Side-blotched Lizard
stejnegeri: Eastern Side-blotched Lizard, Desert Side-blotched Lizard
stellata: San Benitos Islands Side-blotched Lizard
taylori: Taylor's Side-blotched Lizard
uniformis: Plateau Side-blotched Lizard, Colorado Side-blotched Lizard
Remarks: Collins (1991) and suggested recognition of stejnegeri as a separate species. So did Upton & Murphy (1997) who restricted the name stejnegeri to the population in Durango, however, that taxon has its type locality in the USA, so it is not treated as a separate species here, pending further studies, and following several other authors (e.g., Crother, Boundy & al. 2003; Queiroz & Reeder in Crother (ed.) 2008). Also stellata has been treated as a separate species (e.g., Liner 1994), as well as taylori (e.g., Smith & Taylor 1950).
Distribution: Mexico (Baja California Norte [incl. Isla Cedros, Isla San Lorenzo Sur, Islas Coronados (Isla Coronado Sur)], Baja California Sur, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Durango, Nuevo Leon, Sonora, Zacatecas), USA (Arizona, California [incl. Channel Islands], Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington).


Uta tumidarostra

Swollen-nosed Side-blotched Lizard

Coloradito-Seitenfleckleguan*

Coloradito-sidepletleguan*

1994 Uta tumidarostra Grismer
Uta stansburiana tumidarostra Upton & Murphy 1997

Distribution: Mexico (Baja California Norte: Islas Las Encantadas).