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Higher TaxaAlopoglossidae, Sauria, Gymnophthalmoidea, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymAlopoglossus festae PERACCA 1904: 7
Alopoglossus festae — RUIBAL 1952: 502
Alopoglossus festae — KÖHLER et al. 2012 
DistributionEcuador, SW Colombia (Valle del Cauca), elevation 10-770 m.

Type locality: Vinces, Ecuador  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: MRSN (= MSNTO) R229 
CommentDistribution: see map in KÖHLER et al. 2012. 
EtymologyNamed after Dr. Enrico Festa (1868-1939), an Italian zoologist. He visited Egypt, Palestine, Jordan, Lebanon, and Syria (1893) and collected in Panama and Ecuador (1895-1898). He worked for Museo e Instituto di Zoologia Sistematica dell'Universita di Torino (1899-1923) as Deputy Assistant Professor (1899), retiring as Honorary Vice Director (Beolens et al. 2011: 89). 
References
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  • Arteaga AF, Bustamante-Enríquez LM and Guayasamin JM 2013. The Amphibians and Reptiles of Mindo. http://www.tropicalherping.com - get paper here
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Castro-Herrera, F. & Vargas-Salinas, F. 2008. Anfibios y reptiles en el departamento del Valle del Cauca, Colombia. Biota Colombiana 9 (2): 251 - 277 - get paper here
  • Köhler, Gunther; Hans-Helmut Diethert, and Milan Veselý 2012. A Contribution To the Knowledge of the Lizard Genus Alopoglossus (Squamata: Gymnophthalmidae). Herpetological Monographs 26 (1): 173-188. - get paper here
  • 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
  • Peracca, M. G. 1904. Viaggio del Dr. Enrico Festa nell Ecuador e regioni vicine. Boll. Mus. Zool. Comp. Anat. Univ. Torino 19 (465): 1-41
  • Ruibal, R. 1952. Revisionary notes of some South American Teiidae. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard 106: 475-529 (477?)-529. - get paper here
  • Torres-Carvajal O, Lobos SE 2014. A new species of Alopoglossus lizard (Squamata, Gymnophthalmidae) from the tropical Andes, with a molecular phylogeny of the genus. ZooKeys 410: 105–120. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.410.7401 - get paper here
 
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