Morunasaurus peruvianus KÖHLER, 2003
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Morunasaurus peruvianus?
|Higher Taxa||Hoplocercidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||E: Cenepa manticores|
S: mantícoras del Cenepa
|Synonym||Morunasaurus peruvianus KÖHLER 2003|
Morunasaurus peruvianus — TORRES-CARVAJAL et al. 2011
|Distribution||N Peru (Río Cenepa region), elevation between 200–300 m|
Type locality: vicinity of Kumpin entse, on Río Najem (tributary of the Río Huampami, which is a tributary of the Río Cenapa), Dep. Amazonas, Peru. Map legend:
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|Types||Holotype: USNM 316725|
|Comment||The abstract says “Cenepa”, the type information “ says “Cenapa”.|
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). M. peruvianus differs from M. annu- laris (character states in parentheses) in having 3–4 femoral pores on each leg (usually two); five postrostrals (four); four postmentals (two), a larger body size (maximum SVL 153 mm versus 137 mm in males, 121 mm ver- sus 118 mm in females); and dark streaks on throat in females (streaks absent) [from TORRES-CARVAJAL et al. 2011].
|Etymology||Named after its distribution in Peru.|
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