Macropholidus ruthveni NOBLE, 1921
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Macropholidus ruthveni?
|Higher Taxa||Gymnophthalmidae (Cercosaurinae), Sauria, Gymnophthalmoidea, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||Ruthven's Macropholidus|
|Synonym||Macropholidus ruthveni NOBLE 1921|
Macropholidus ruthveni — PETERS & DONOSO-BARROS 1970: 201
Macropholidus ruthveni — TORRES-CARVAJAL & MAFLA-ENDARA 2013
|Distribution||Peru (Cordillera forming the boudary between the Departments of Piura and Cajamarca), Ecuador|
Type locality: Cordillera between the Departments of Piura and Cajamarca, Peru.
|Types||Holotype: MCZ R-14041|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis (genus): Diagnostic morphological apomorphies of Macropholidus, as conceptualized here, are currently unclear. Possession of a single transparent palpebral disc in the lower eyelid, and absence of a lateral fold between fore and hind limbs were originally proposed by Reeder (1996) as diagnostic apomorphies for a clade within Pholidobolus containing P. annectens and P. huancabambae. These characters are shared by other members of Macropholidus but not Pholidobolus as conceptualized here, and their polarity remains to be established [TORRES-CARVAJAL & MAFLA-ENDARA 2013].|
|Comment||Type species: Macropholidus ruthveni NOBLE 1921 is the type species of the genus Macropholidus NOBLE 1921.|
|Etymology||Named after Alexander Grant Ruthven (1882-1971), American herpetologist.|