Microlophus arenarius (TSCHUDI, 1845)
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|Higher Taxa||Tropiduridae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Synonym||Steironotus (Eulophus) arenarius TSCHUDI 1845: 154|
Tropidurus stolzmanni STEINDACHNER 1891: 376
Tropidurus tschudii ROUX 1907
Tropidurus occipitalis stolzmanni — MERTENS 1956
Ophryoessoides arenarius — ETHERIDGE 1966
Tropidurus arenarius — FRITTS 1974
Tropidurus stolzmanni — DIXON & WRIGHT 1975: 34
Microlophus stolzmanni — FROST 1992
Tropidurus occipitalis stolzmanni — TIEDEMANN et al. 1994
Tropidurus arenarius — LEHR 2002: 203
Stenocercus arenarius — TORRES-CARVAJAL 2004
Microlophus stolzmanni — TORRES-CARVAJAL 2004
Tropidurus arenarius — TORRES-CARVAJAL 2005 (pers. comm.)
Microlophus arenarius — CARVALHO 2021
Type locality: Huacho, north of Lima, Peru.
stolzmanni: N Peru; Type locality: “bei Chota”
|Reproduction||oviparous; <br />stolzmanni: Females from 65 to 76 mm in snout-vent length contained 3 to 4 oviducal eggs. All oviducal eggs examined were shelled and apparently ready for deposition. One female 73 mm in snout-vent length contained 16 unyolked ovarian eggs. These lizards were taken between 23-28 November 1969 [DIXON & WRIGHT 1975].|
|Types||Lectotype: MHNN 2275, designated by Carvalho 2021|
Syntypes: NMW 18908: 1, 2 [stolzmanni]
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis. Tropidurus stolzmanni is a member of the occipitalis group and differs from the other members of the group by lacking middorsal spots and by having chevron-shaped lines in the gular region, more prominent in males; differing also from occipitalis in lacking an occipital spot. Adult males of stolzmanni differ from males of both koepckeorum and occipitalis in having a broad, black-bordered, white stripe from the eye to near midbody [DIXON & WRIGHT 1975].|
|Comment||Synonymy: fide Carvalho 2021.|
Habitat. The majority of specimens were found on or near small boulders, trees, and shrubs. Several were found under debris associated with abandoned human dwellings. Most were found in habitats with some kind of vegetation, such as mesquite, acacia, Capparis scabrida, dense beach shrubs or semiarid woodlands of the foothill slopes. This species is primarily scansorial; most specimens were taken one to three dm above the ground on trees. However, some were taken on the ground in the vicinity of shrubs where they appeared to be foraging for food [DIXON & WRIGHT 1975 on M. stolzmanni].
NCBI taxonID: 179259 [stolzmanni]
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