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Enyalioides altotambo TORRES-CARVAJAL, VENEGAS & DE QUEIROZ, 2015

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Higher TaxaHoplocercidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesEnglish: Alto Tambo woodlizard
Spanish: lagartija de palo de Alto Tambo 
SynonymEnyalioides altotambo TORRES-CARVAJAL, VENEGAS & DE QUEIROZ 2015
Enyalioides oshaughnessyi — TORRES-CARVAJAL et al. 2011: 23 (part) 
DistributionEcuador (Esmeraldas)

Type locality: Alto Tambo, 5 km on road to Placer, Bosque Integral Otokiki, 0.90600°N; -78.60600°W (DD), 620 m elevation, Provincia Esmeraldas, Ecuador  
TypesHolotype. QCAZ 8073 (Fig. 1), an adult male, collected on 2 May 2010 by I.G. Tapia, D. Almeida- Reinoso, J.M. Guayasamin and L.A. Coloma.
Paratype. ECUADOR: Provincia Esmeraldas: QCAZ 6671, adult female, Alto Tambo, Balthazar river, 0.90000°N; -78.61667°W, 645 m, collected on 5 November 2005 by F. Ayala-Varela and I.G. Tapia. 
CommentAbundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyThe specific epithet is a noun in apposition and refers to Alto Tambo, Provincia Esmeraldas, Ecuador, a village on the Ibarra-San Lorenzo road where Enyal- ioides altotambo was discovered. 
  • Kwet, A. 2016. Liste der im Jahr 2015 neu beschriebenen Reptilien. Terraria-Elaphe 2016 (3): 56-67 - get paper here
  • Meiri, Shai; Aaron M. Bauer, Allen Allison, Fernando Castro-Herrera, Laurent Chirio, Guarino Colli, Indraneil Das, Tiffany M. Doan, Frank Glaw, Lee L. Grismer, Marinus Hoogmoed, Fred Kraus, Matthew LeBreton, Danny Meirte, Zoltán T. Nagy, Cristiano d 2017. Extinct, obscure or imaginary: the lizard species with the smallest ranges. Diversity and Distributions - get paper here
  • Torres-Carvajal O, Venegas PJ, de Queiroz K 2015. Three new species of woodlizards (Hoplocercinae, Enyalioides) from northwestern South America. ZooKeys 494: 107-132. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.494.8903 - get paper here
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