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Enyalioides praestabilis (O’SHAUGHNESSY, 1881)

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Higher TaxaHoplocercidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Canelos woodlizard, Dwarf Iguana
S: lagartijas de palo de Canelos 
SynonymEnyalius praestabilis O’SHAUGHNESSY 1881: 240
Enyalioides praestabilis - BOULENGER 1885: 113
Enyalioides praestabilis — WIENS & ETHERIDGE 2003
Enyalioides praestabilis — TORRES-CARVAJAL et al. 2011 
DistributionE Ecuador, N Peru, S Colombia, elevation 200-2000 m.

Type locality: Pallatanga [in error] and Canelos, Ecuador [1°59'S, 78°57' W], 2248 m elevation; restricted to Canelos [Provincia Pastaza, 1°34'60''S, 77°45'W, 631 m elevation by TORRES-CARVAJAL et al. 2011. Map legend:
Type locality - Type locality.
TDWG region - 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.
 
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesSyntypes: BMNH 1946.8.9.15, 80.12.8.37 (2) 
CommentSynonymy partly that of PETERS & OREJAS-MIRANDA 1970.

Diagnosis. Enyalioides praestabilis differs from all other species of Enyalioides, except for E. rubrigularis, in hav- ing the following combination of characters: caudals increasing in size posteriorly on each autotomic segment; ventrals smooth or feebly keeled; and projecting scales on dorsum and limbs absent. It can be distinguished from E. rubrigularis (character states in parentheses) by having smaller scales on the ventral surface of the thighs in males; gulars cream or yellow without black margins (gulars bright orange or red, with black margins); black patch cover- ing gular fold and posteromedial portion of gular region in some male specimens (posteromedial aspect of gular region without black patch); and usually one femoral pore (normally two) [from TORRES-CARVAJAL et al. 2011]. 
References
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1885. Catalogue of the lizards in the British Museum (Natural History). Vol. 2, Second edition. London, xiii+497 pp. - get paper here
  • O'shaughnessy,A.W.E. 1881. An account of the collection of lizards made by Mr. Buckley in Ecuador, and now in the British Museum, with descritions of the new species. Proc. Zool. Soc. London 1881: 227-245 - get paper here
  • Torres-Carvajal, O.; Almenáriz, A.; Valencia, J.; Yúnez-Muñoz, M. & Reyes, J.P. 2008. A new species of Enyalioides (Iguanidae: Hoplocercinae) from southwestern Ecuador. Pap. Avulsos Zool. (São Paulo) 48 (20): 227-235 - get paper here
  • Torres-Carvajal, Omar; Kevin de Queiroz & Richard Etheridge 2009. A new species of iguanid lizard (Hoplocercinae, Enyalioides) from southern Ecuador with a key to eastern Ecuadorian Enyalioides. ZooKeys 27: 59–71 - get paper here
  • Torres-Carvajal, Omar; RICHARD ETHERIDGE & KEVIN DE QUEIROZ 2011. A systematic revision of Neotropical lizards in the clade Hoplocercinae (Squamata: Iguania). Zootaxa 2752: 1–44 - 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
  • Wiens, John J. and Richard E. Etheridge 2003. Phylogenetic relationships of Hoplocercid lizards: coding and combining meristic, morphometric, and polymorphic data using step matrices. Herpetologica 59 (3): 375-398 - get paper here
 
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