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||Diagnosis: P. waka is diagnosed by gracile habitus, smooth dorsal scales, an anterior superciliary that extends onto the dorsum, absence of loreal, three genials, 36–49 transverse dorsal scale rows, 23–28 transverse ventral scale rows, 0–7 femoral pores, absence of subocular-labial fusion, and a color pattern consisting of dark spots or fine lines or bands on a pale brown background.|
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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