Enyalioides azulae VENEGAS, TORRES-CARVAJAL, DURAN & DE QUEIROZ, 2013
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Enyalioides azulae?
|Higher Taxa||Hoplocercidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Synonym||Enyalioides azulae VENEGAS, TORRES-CARVAJAL, DURAN & DE QUEIROZ 2013|
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
|Types||Holotype: 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.
|Comment||Abundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017).|
|Etymology||The 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.”|
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