Grimser's collared lizard

Grimser's collared lizard (Crotaphytus grismeri ) is a species of lizard in the family Iguanidae. The species is endemic to Baja California, Mexico.

Grimser's collared lizard
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Iguania
Family: Crotaphytidae
Genus: Crotaphytus
C. grismeri
Binomial name
Crotaphytus grismeri
McGuire, 1994[1]


The specific name, grismeri, is in honor of American herpetologist Larry Lee Grismer.[2]

Geographic range

In Baja California, C. grismeri is found in the Sierra de Los Cucapah and the contiguous Sierra El Mayor.[1]


C. grismeri is oviparous.[1]


  1. "Crotaphytus grismeri ". The Reptile Database.
  2. Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael; Grayson, Michael (2011). The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. xiii + 296 pp. ISBN 978-1-4214-0135-5. (Crotaphytus grismeri, pp. 108-109).

Further reading

McGuire, Jimmy A. (1994). "A new species of collared lizard (Iguania: Crotaphytidae) from northeastern Baja California, México". Herpetologica 51 (4): 438-450 (Crotaphytus grismeri, new species).