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Enyalioides azulae VENEGAS, TORRES-CARVAJAL, DURAN & DE QUEIROZ, 2013

IUCN Red List - Enyalioides azulae - Least Concern, LC

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Higher TaxaHoplocercidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymEnyalioides azulae VENEGAS, TORRES-CARVAJAL, DURAN & DE QUEIROZ 2013 
DistributionPeru (Picota)

Type locality: Chambirillo close to Checkpoint 16 of the CAZNP (07°04'8.9"S, 76°00'51.2"W, 1122 m), Provincia de Picota, Región San Martín, Perú  
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: CORBIDI 06772 (Fig. 1), an adult, collected on 1 May 2010 by P. J. Venegas.
Paratypes. CORBIDI 8825, 8826, adult females collected on 30 October 2010 by P. J. Venegas; CORBIDI 08786, 08790, 08791, adult male, juvenile female, and juvenile male, respectively, collected on 21 January 2011 by P. J. Venegas and V. Duran; CORBIDI 09213, 09214, juvenile male and female, respectively, collected on 8 May 2011 by P. J. Venegas and V. Duran. All paratypes are from the type locality. 
CommentAbundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyThe specific epithet is a noun derived from the Spanish word “azul” (blue) in the genitive case; it refers to the Cordillera Azul, the mountain range after which the National Park where this species was discovered is named. Although the word “azul” in “Cordillera Azul” is an adjective, and the Spanish noun “azul” is mascu- line, we are here treating “azulae” as a feminine noun that is an abbreviation for “Cor- dillera Azul” and is therefore to be interpreted as meaning “of the [Cordillera] Azul.” 
References
  • Kwet, Axel 2014. Liste der im Jahr 2013 neu beschriebenen Reptilien. Terraria-Elaphe 2014 (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
  • Venegas PJ, Torres-Carvajal O, Duran V, de Queiroz K 2013. Two sympatric new species of woodlizards (Hoplocercinae, Enyalioides) from Cordillera Azul National Park in northeastern Peru. ZooKeys 277: 69–90. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.277.3594 - get paper here
 
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