Lepidoblepharis nukak CALDERÓN-ESPINOSA & MEDINA-RANGEL, 2016
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Lepidoblepharis nukak?
|Higher Taxa||Sphaerodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Synonym||Lepidoblepharis nukak CALDERÓN-ESPINOSA & MEDINA-RANGEL 2016|
Type locality: Puerta de Orión, vereda La Pizarra on the way from Bogotá to San José del Guaviare (2°30'38.42"N, 72°42'24.44"W; datum Bogotá WGS 84), Guaviare department, Colombia, approximately 217 m elevation in tropical wet forest
|Types||Holotype. ICN-R 12305. An adult male, 27.87 mm SVL, 29.76 mm TL, collected by the authors on 27th October 2012.|
Paratypes. Twenty adult and five juvenile specimens collected from several localities near the type locality in Guaviare department, Colombia, at approximately 216 m elevation in tropical wet forest. These individuals correspond to five males (ICN-R 12303-04, 12310, 12359, 12466), one female (ICN-R 12516), and one juvenile
individual (ICN-R 12515), 27.87 mm SVL, collected on 20-27th October 2012 (12303-4), April 16th and October 3rd 2013, and March 19th 2014 in Puentes Naturales, vereda El Retiro on the way to San José del Guaviare (2°32'24.55"N, 72°42'48.95"W); four males (ICN-R 12313, 12351, 12373, 12467), eight females (ICN-R 12306, 12309, 12329, 12463-65, 12374, 12514), and one juvenile (ICN-R 12360) collected in Puerta de Orion, Vereda El Retiro, ( 2°30'48.19"N, 72°44'33.95"W) on October 9th, 10th and 27th 2012, April 14th 2013, and March 20th 2014; two juveniles (ICN-R 12311-12) from Ciudad de Piedra, Serranía La Lindosa (2°27'55.64"N, 72°42'10.96"W), collected on April 18th and October 9th 2013; one male (ICN-R 12366) and one juvenile (12307) from Playa Güío (2°34'24.70"N, 72°42'48.99"W) collected on October 9th 2012 and October 27th 2013; and one female (ICN-R 12468) from Cerro Azul (2°34'51.96"N, 72°49'51.85"W), collected on March 22–23rd 2014.
|Etymology||The name of this new taxon is given in honor of the nomadic Amazonian people Nukak. This word means: the true people or people that speak the Nukak language, and is how these people are self-denominated.|
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