Enyalioides microlepis (O’SHAUGHNESSY, 1881)
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Enyalioides microlepis?
|Higher Taxa||Hoplocercidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||E: small-scaled woodlizard, Tiny-scale Dwarf Iguana|
S: lagartijas de palo microescamadas
|Synonym||Enyalius microlepis O’SHAUGHNESSY 1881: 238|
Enyalioides microlepis - BOULENGER 1885: 115
Enyalioides microlepis — PETERS & DONOSO-BARROS 1970: 115
Enyalioides microlepis — WIENS & ETHERIDGE 2003
Enyalioides microlepis — TORRES-CARVAJAL et al. 2011
|Distribution||Ecuador (east of the Andes), S Colombia, N Peru|
Type locality: Sarayacu, Ecuador (roughly 1° 30´31.94" S 77° 30´01.33 W) Map legend:
- Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.
NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
|Types||Syntypes: BMNH 1918.104.22.168-6 (2)|
|Comment||Diagnosis. This species can be distinguished from other species of Enyalioides by the combination of the following characters: enlarged projecting scales on dorsum (except vertebrals), flanks, or limbs absent; dorsal scales in a transverse row between dorsolateral crests at midbody more than 40; and ventrals strongly keeled. Among other species of Enyalioides occuring east of the Andes, E. microlepis is similar morphologically to specimens of E. cofanorum that lack the projecting dorsal scales characteristic of that species. E. microlepis differs from those spec- imens of E. cofanorum (character states in parentheses) in lacking conspicuous dorsolateral crests between hind limbs (always conspicuous), and in having a maximum SVL of 127 mm in males (107 mm) and 116 mm in females (109 mm) [from TORRES-CARVAJAL et al. 2011].|
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