Sceloporus occidentalis

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Sceloporus occidentalis


Taxonavigation: Pleurodonta 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Cladus: Eureptilia
Cladus: Romeriida
Subclassis: Diapsida
Cladus: Sauria
Infraclassis: Lepidosauromorpha
Superordo: Lepidosauria
Ordo: Squamata
Cladus: Unidentata Episquamata Toxicofera
Subordo: Iguania
Infraordo: Pleurodonta

Familia: Phrynosomatidae
Subfamilia: Sceloporinae
Genus: Sceloporus
Species: S. occidentalis
Subspecies: S. o. becki – S. o. biseriatus – S. o. bocourtii – S. o. longipes – S. o. occidentalis – S. o. taylori


Sceloporus occidentalis Baird & Girard, 1852


  • Sceloporus occidentalis Baird & Girard, 1852
  • Sceloporus occidentalis — Stejneger, 1893: 186
  • Sceloporus undulatus occidentalis — Burt, 1933
  • Sceloporus occidentalis — Stebbins, 1985: 130
  • Sceloporus occidentalis — Liner, 1994
  • Sceloporus occidentalis — Wiens et al., 2010


  • Baird, S.F. & Girard, C., 1852: Descriptions of new species of reptiles, collected by the U.S. exploring expedition under the command of Capt. Charles Wilkes, U.S.N. First part. - Including the species from the Western coast of America. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 6: 174–177.

  • Wiens, John J.; Caitlin A. Kuczynski, Saad Arif & Tod W. Reeder 2010: Phylogenetic relationships of phrynosomatid lizards based on nuclear and mitochondrial data, and a revised phylogeny for Sceloporus. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 54: 150–161.
  • Scholnick, D.A., N.T. Gilpin & R.V. Manivanh, 2012: Disruption to Recovery Metabolism in the Fence Lizard Sceloporus occidentalis Infected with the Malarial Parasite Plasmodium mexicanum. Journal of herpetology, 46(4): 643–647. DOI: 10.1670/11-146.

Vernacular names[edit]

English: Western Fence Lizard