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Alopoglossus embera PELOSO & MORALES, 2017

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Higher TaxaAlopoglossidae, Sauria, Gymnophthalmoidea, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymAlopoglossus embera PELOSO & MORALES 2017
Alopoglossus festae — CASTAÑO-MORA et al. 2004 (part)
Alopoglossus festae — CASTRO-HERRERA & VARGAS-SALINAS 2008 (part)
Alopoglossus festae — CARDONA-BOTERO et al., 2013 (part) 
DistributionColombia (Cauca, Valle del Cauca)

Type locality: Quebrada Guanguí, upper Río Saija drainage, Departamento del Cauca, Colombia, 100–200 m asl.  
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: AMNH-R 109682 (field number CWM 11931), an adult female, very well preserved. Collected by Charles W. Myers and John W. Daly, 09 February 1973
Paratypes: AMNH-R 109678–109681, AMNH-R 109683– 109684, collected by Charles W. Myers and John W. Daly, February 09–20 1973, at the type locality. UV-C 7231–7232, collected by Bladimir Vasquez and Yesid Solarte, August 12–13 1983, at Camancito, Río Cajambre, Municipality of Buenaventura, Departamento del Valle del Cauca, Colombia (03°27′26.58′′N, 77°10′16.58′′W; 75 m above sea level [asl]). UV-C 7270, collected by Yesid Solarte, August 18 1983, at Piñuetal, Río Cajambre, Municipality of Buenaventura, Departamento del Valle del Cauca, Colombia (03°27′35.42′′N, 77°11′17.88′′W; 500 m asl). CD-UV 2457, collected by Jefferson Panche, 11–13 April 2013, at Pianguita, Municipality of Buenaventura, Departamento del Valle del Cauca, Colombia (03°27′35.42′′N, 77°11′17.88′′W; 0 m asl). 
Comment 
EtymologyThe specific name embera is used as a noun in apposition and is given in homage of the Emberá People. Emberá is an indigenous ethnicity inhabiting an important biodiversity hotspot, the Chocó-Darién ecoregion, extending from southwest Panama along the entire Colombian Pacific coast to northwest Ecuador. 
References
  • Peloso, Pedro L.V. and Cristian Hernández Morales 2017. Description of a New Species of Alopoglossus Boulenger, 1885 from Western Colombia (Gymnophthalmoidea) South American J. Herp. 12 (2): 89-98. - get paper here
 
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