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Enyalioides sophiarothschildae TORRES-CARVAJAL, VENEGAS & DE QUEIROZ, 2015

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Higher TaxaHoplocercidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesEnglish: Rothschild’s woodlizard
Spanish: lagartija de palo de Rothschild 
SynonymEnyalioides sophiarothschildae TORRES-CARVAJAL, VENEGAS & DE QUEIROZ 2015 
DistributionPeru (Mariscal Cáceres)

Type locality: Río Lejía in the trail La Cueva-Añazco Pueblo, -6.83655°S; -77.48603°W (DD), 1700 m, Provincia Mariscal Cáceres, Región San Martín, Perú  
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype. CORBIDI 647 (Fig. 8), an adult male, collected on 2 February 2008 by P.J. Venegas.
Paratypes (2). PERU: Región San Martín: Provincia Mariscal Cáceres: MUSM 21883-84, adult males, El Dorado, -6.76666°S; -77.54500°W, 1600m, collected on 5 December 2003 by P.J. Venegas. 
CommentDiagnosis. Enyalioides sophiarothschildae can be distinguished from other species of Enyalioides, except for E. laticeps, by having caudal scales that are relatively homogeneous in size on each caudal segment; in all other species of Enyalioides, the dorsal and lateral caudals increase in size posteriorly on each caudal segment, and the largest (posteriormost) caudals on each segment are mucronate or have some kind of projection (Torres-Carvajal et al. 2011). Enyalioides sophiarothschildae differs from E. laticeps (character states in parentheses) in color patterns: gular region in males white with a black medial patch scattered with turquoise scales (orange or dirty cream with longitudinal brown, reddish-brown, bluish, or orange streaks, and a large brown or black medial blotch at the level of the gular fold); chest in males grayish white with a turquoise tone (usually an orange tone); labials and chin immaculate white (cream or green in many tones, but never immaculate white). 
EtymologyThe specific epithet is a noun in the genitive case and is a patronym honoring Sophia Rothschild in recognition of her financial support for the improve- ment of the herpetological collection of CORBIDI through the BIOPAT Program. 
References
  • Kwet, A. 2016. Liste der im Jahr 2015 neu beschriebenen Reptilien. Terraria-Elaphe 2016 (3): 56-67 - get paper here
  • Torres-Carvajal O, Venegas PJ, de Queiroz K 2015. Three new species of woodlizards (Hoplocercinae, Enyalioides) from northwestern South America. ZooKeys 494: 107-132. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.494.8903 - get paper here
 
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