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Enyalioides laticeps (GUICHENOT, 1855)

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Higher TaxaHoplocercidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesE: Broad-headed woodlizard, Guichenot's Dwarf Iguana
S: lagartijas de palo de cabezonas 
SynonymEnyalius laticeps GUICHENOT 1855:20
Enyalius planiceps GUICHENOT 1855:21
Enyalius coerulescens COPE 1876: 169 (fide GANS & VANZOLINI 1953)
Enyalioides laticeps — BOULENGER 1885: 113
Enyalius caerulescens — BOULENGER 1885: 120
Enyalioides festae PERACCA 1897: 3
Enyalioides laticeps festae — BURT & BURT 1931
Enyalioides laticeps laticeps — BURT & BURT 1933
Enyalioides laticeps festae — DUELLMAN 1978: 204
Enyalioides laticeps — LEHR 2002: 79
Enyalioides laticeps — PIANKA & VITT 2003: 168
Enyalioides laticeps — TORRES-CARVAJAL et al. 2011 
DistributionBrazil (Amazonas, Acre, Rondônia), Colombia, Ecuador, N Peru (Amazonas, Cusco, Huánuco, Junin, Loreto, Madre de Dios, San Martin, and Ucayali)

Type locality: Fonteboa, Upper Amazon, Brazil.  
TypesHolotype: MNHN-RA 6821
Holotype: ANSP 11382 [Enyalius coerulescens]
Syntype: MSNG 36123 [festae] 
DiagnosisDiagnosis. This species can be distinguished from other species of Enyalioides by having caudal scales that are rel- atively homogeneous in size on each caudal segment; in all other species of Enyalioides, the dorsal and lateral cau- dals increase in size posteriorly on each caudal segment, and the largest (posteriormost) caudals are mucronate or have some kind of projection (Fig. 3). In addition, most male specimens of E. laticeps have a longitudinal white, cream, or orange stripe 2–3 scales wide that extends from the commisure of mouth to a point below the tympanum [from TORRES-CARVAJAL et al. 2011]. 
CommentType: MSNTO R2595 [Enyalioides festae PERACCA 1897]

Probably also in Bolivia (fide LANGSTROTH 2005) 
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