Petracola waka KIZIRIAN, BAYEFSKY-ANAND, ERIKSSON, MINH LE & DONNELLY, 2008
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Petracola waka?
|Higher Taxa||Gymnophthalmidae (Cercosaurinae), Sauria, Gymnophthalmoidea, Squamata (lizards)|
|Synonym||Petracola waka KIZIRIAN, BAYEFSKY-ANAND, ERIKSSON, MINH LE & DONNELLY 2008|
Petracola waka — ECHEVARRÍA & VENEGAS 2015
|Distribution||N Peru (middle Río Marañon and Cajamara- Cajabamba basin [Río Crisnejos drainage]), elevation 2650–2900 m|
Type locality: Cajabamba, Cajamarca Province, Peru, 2700 m elevation. Map legend:
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|Types||Holotype: KU 135079, collected 18 April 1970 by Thomas H. Fritts; Paratypes: FMNH 229377; KU 135059–78, 135080–89, 212685–88, 212707.|
|Comment||Distribution: P. waka is parapatrically distributed with respect to P. ventrimaculatus, which occurs at higher elevations.|
|Etymology||The specific epithet, an indeclinable word, is adapted from wak’a (= huaca), a word in Quechua (and possibly Aymara) used for objects and places of special significance.|
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