Crotaphytus collaris

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Lagarto de collar
Collared Lizard 2.jpg
Crotaphytus collaris en Albuquerque (Nuevo México).
Estado de conservación
Preocupación menor (LC)
Preocupación menor (UICN 3.1)[1]
Clasificación científica
Reino: Animalia
Filo: Chordata
Clase: Reptilia
Orden: Squamata
Suborden: Iguania
Familia: Crotaphytidae
Género: Crotaphytus
Especie: C. collaris
(Say, 1823)
  • Agama collaris Say, 1823
  • Crotaphytus baileyi Stejneger, 1890

El lagarto de collar (Crotaphytus collaris) es una especie de reptil de la familia Crotaphytidae. Habita en el sur de Estados Unidos y el norte de México.


Se conocen las siguientes subespecies:

  • Crotaphytus collaris auriceps (fide Stebbins 1985: 120)
  • Crotaphytus collaris dickersonae (Montanucci, Axtell & Dessauer 1975)
  • Crotaphytus collaris baileyi Stejneger 1890
  • Crotaphytus collaris fuscus Ingram & Tanner 1971
  • Crotaphytus collaris nebrius Axtell & Montanucchi 1977
  • Crotaphytus collaris melanomaculatus Axtell & Webb 1995


  • Bonine, K. E., and T. Garland, Jr. 1999. Sprint performance of phrynosomatid lizards, measured on a high-speed treadmill, correlates with hindlimb length. Journal of Zoology, London 248:255-265.
  • Garland, T., Jr. 1984. [ Physiological correlates of locomotory performance in a lizard: an allometric approach. Am. J. Physiol. 247 (Regulatory Integrative Comp. Physiol. 16):R806-R815.
  • Husak, J. F., and S. F. Fox. 2006. Field use of maximal sprint speed by collared lizards (Crotaphytus collaris): compensation and sexual selection. Evolution 60:1888-1895.
  • Husak, J. F., Fox, S. F, Lovern, M. B., and Van Den Bussche, R. A. 2006. Faster lizards sire more offspring: sexual selection on whole-animal performance. Evolution 60:2122-2130.
  • Lappin, A. K., Y. Brandt, J. F. Husak, J. M. Macedonia, and D. J. Kemp. 2005. Gaping displays reveal and amplify a mechanically based index of weapon performance. American Naturalist 168:100-113.
  • Say, T. 1823. In James, E. Account of an expedition from Pittsburgh to the Rocky Mountains, performed in the years 1819, '20, by order of the Hon. J. C. Calhoun, Secretary of War, under the command of Major Stephen H. Long. Vol. 2. Philadelphia, H. C. Carey & I. Lea.
  • Snyder, R. C. 1962. Adaptations for bipedal locomotion of lizards. Am. Zool. 2:191-203.

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