Anolis otongae AYALA-VARELA & VELASCO, 2010
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Anolis otongae?
|Higher Taxa||Dactyloidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Synonym||Anolis otongae AYALA-VARELA & VELASCO 2010|
Dactyloa otongae — NICHOLSON et al. 2012
|Distribution||Ecuador (western slopes of the Andes)|
Type locality: Ecuador, Provincia Cotopaxi, Cantón Sigchos, Reserva de Bosque Integral Otonga, near San Francisco de Las Pampas, 0°25'8.04"S, 79°0'14.04"W, 2000−2200 m elevation.
|Types||Holotype: QCAZ 2051, adult male, 30 August 1993, collected by Néstor Acosta, Paola Ramón, César Tapia and Luis A. Coloma.|
|Comment||Species groups: Dactyloa punctata species group (fide NICHOLSON et al. 2012).|
|Etymology||Named after the type locality. The indigenous name “Otonga” was inspired by either the giant earthworm Onoreodrillus spp. or by limbless amphibians Caecilia pachynema Günther, C. guntheri Dunn, and Epicrionops bicolor Boulenger. These animals are the most conspicuous and striking of this wildlife reserve, sharing burrowing habits and considered uneatable food by indigenous people.|