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Euspondylus caideni KÖHLER, 2003

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Higher TaxaGymnophthalmidae (Cercosaurinae), Sauria, Gymnophthalmoidea, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymEuspondylus caideni KÖHLER 2003 
DistributionPeru (Cuzco)

Type locality: Departamento Cuzco, Río Occobamba (= Ocobamba) valley, tocopoqueyu, elevation 2780 m, ca. 12°53’ N, 72° 21’ W.  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: USNM 60664; paratypes in MCZ, SMF 
Comment 
EtymologyNamed after Caiden Vlasimsky (USA), in recogniton of his support of taxonomic studies through the BIOPAT programme. 
References
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Köhler, G. 2003. Two new species of Euspondylus (Squamata: Gymnophthalmidae) from Peru. Salamandra 39 (1): 5-20 - get paper here
  • Köhler, G. and E. Lehr 2004. Comments on Euspondylus and Proctoporus (Squamata: Gymnophthalmidae) from Peru, with the description of three new species and a key to the Peruvian species. Herpetologica 60 (4):501-518 - get paper here
 
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