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Macropholidus huancabambae (REEDER, 1996)

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Higher TaxaGymnophthalmidae (Cercosaurinae), Sauria, Gymnophthalmoidea, Squamata (lizards) 
Common Names 
SynonymPholidobolus huancabambae REEDER 1996
Macropholidus huancabambae — TORRES-CARVAJAL & MAFLA-ENDARA 2013 
DistributionN Peru

Type locality: 33 km (by road) SW Huancabamba, elevation approximately 7000 ft (~2133 m) (west of Cruz Blanca; below summit of CordilleraHuancabamba), Departamento Piura, Peru. Map legend:
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TypesHolotype: LSUMZ 27167, an adult male, collected on 28 November 1974 by Richard Thomas. 
  • Reeder, T. W. 1996. A new species of Pholidobolus (Squamata: Gymnophthalmidae) from the Huancabamba depression of northern Peru. Herpetologica 52 (2): 282-289. - get paper here
  • Torres-Carvajal, Omar; Paola Mafla-Endara 2013. Evolutionary history of Andean Pholidobolus and Macropholidus (Squamata: Gymnophthalmidae) lizards. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 68 (2): 212–217 - get paper here
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