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Lepidoblepharis conolepis AVILA-PIRES, 2001

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Higher TaxaSphaerodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common NamesS: Salamanquesa de Tandapi 
SynonymLepidoblepharis conolepis AVILA-PIRES 2001
Lepidoblepharis conolepis — CARRERA et al. 2009 
DistributionEcuador (neighborhood of the border between the provinces Pichincha and Cotopaxi, on the western slopes of the Andes. Elevation: 1200–2000 m).

Type locality: Tandapi [M. Cornejo Astorga], Pichincha,
Ecuador, collected by G. Onore, in October 1984.  
TypesHolotype: MHNG 2240.5 
CommentHabitat: probably humid montane forest 
EtymologyNamed after the Greek konikos (= cone-like) and lepis (= scale), in reference to its conical scales. 
  • Alvear, Gorki Ríos; Carolina Reyes-Puig 2016. Reptilia, Sauria, Sphaerodactylidae, Lepidoblepharis conolepis Avila-Pires, 2001: distribution extension in northern Ecuador Check List 12 (5): - get paper here
  • Arteaga AF, Bustamante-Enríquez LM and Guayasamin JM 2013. The Amphibians and Reptiles of Mindo. - get paper here
  • Avila-Pires, T. C. S. 2001. A new species of Lepidoblepharis (Reptilia: Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Ecuador, with a redescription of Lepidoblepharis grandis Miyata, 1985. Occasional Paper of the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History, 11: 1-11
  • CALDERÓN-ESPINOSA, MARTHA LUCIA & GUIDO FABIAN MEDINA-RANGEL 2016. A new Lepidoblepharis lizard (Squamata: Sphaerodactylidae) from the Colombian Guyana shield. Zootaxa 4067 (2): 215–232
  • Carrera, C. et al. 2009. Guía de Campo de los Pequeños Vertebrados del Distrito Metropolitano de Quito (DMQ). Publicación Miscelánea N° 5. Serie de Publicaciones del Museo Ecuatoriano de Ciencias Naturales (MECN) – Fondo Ambiental del MDMQ. 1-89 pp. Imprenta Nuevo Arte. Quito-Ecuador.
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