Ameiva aggerecusans KOCH, VENEGAS, RÖDDER, FLECKS & BÖHME, 2013
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Ameiva aggerecusans?
|Higher Taxa||Teiidae, Teiinae, Gymnophthalmoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Synonym||Ameiva aggerecusans KOCH, VENEGAS, RÖDDER, FLECKS & BÖHME 2013|
Type locality: Balsas, Province of Chachapoyas, Region of Amazonas, Peru, 06°49’11.6’’S, 78°00’12.2’’W, 1000 m elevation.
|Types||Holotype: ZFMK 85024, adult male, Figs. 5, 6A, collected on 08 July 2005 by P. Venegas and C. Koch.|
|Comment||Ameiva aggerecusans sp. nov. has not or only hardly dilated postbrachials, a maximum known snout-vent length of 99.3 mm, 10–12 longitudinal rows of ventral plates, 73–92 midbody granules, 31–39 lamellae under the fourth toe, and the females and juveniles of the species normally exhibit a cream-colored vertebral stripe on a dark dorsum ground color.|
|Etymology||“The specific epithet is an agglutination of the Latin nomen “agger” which means dam and the verb “recusare” which means reject. As in Ameiva nodam sp. nov. this name was chosen to further emphasize our protest against the possible dam constructions along the Marañón river.” (KOCH et al. 2013)|
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