Morunasaurus annularis (O’SHAUGHNESSY, 1881)
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|Higher Taxa||Hoplocercidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||E: ringed manticores, Ringed Spinytail Iguana|
S: mantícoras de anillos
|Synonym||Hoplocercus annularis O’SHAUGHNESSY 1881: 244|
Hoplocercus annularis — BOULENGER 1885: 200
Morunasaurus annularis — DUNN 1933
Morunasaurus annularis — PETERS & DONOSO-BARROS 1970: 204
Morunasaurus annularis — CORREDOR & RENJIFO 1985
Morunasaurus annularis — LEHR 2002: 202
Morunasaurus annularis — TORRES-CARVAJAL et al. 2011
|Distribution||Ecuador (Amazonas), S Colombia|
Type locality: Canelos, Ecuador, 1°34'60''S, 77°45'W, 631 m elevation.
|Types||Holotype: BMNH 1922.214.171.124|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis. This species can be distinguished from Morunasaurus groi by having a discontinuous row of enlarged vertebral scales (row absent in M. groi), and caudal whorls of spiny scales separated by two (ventrally) and three (dorsally) transverse rows of scales (three and four in M. groi, respectively). Dunn (1933) stated that another differ- ence between M. annularis and M. groi is that the tail is compressed in the former and circular (presumably in cross section) in the latter; however, we find that the tail in both species is nearly circular in cross section. M. annularis differs from M. peruvianus (character states in parentheses) in having usually two femoral pores on each leg (3–4); four postrostrals (five); two postmentals (four), a smaller body size (maximum SVL 137 mm versus 153 mm in males, 118 mm versus 121 mm in females); and in lacking dark streaks on throat in females (streaks present) [from TORRES-CARVAJAL et al. 2011].|
|Comment||Not in Peru fide TORRES-CARVAJAL et al. (2008)|
|Etymology||Named after the diminutive form (“annul-”) of Latin “anus” = ring.|
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