Pholidobolus anomalus MÜLLER, 1923
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Pholidobolus anomalus?
|Higher Taxa||Gymnophthalmidae (Cercosaurinae), Sauria, Gymnophthalmoidea, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||Strange Pholiodobolus|
|Synonym||Pholidobolus anomalus MÜLLER 1923|
Pholidobolus anomalus — PETERS & DONOSO-BARROS 1970: 220
Type locality: Cuzco, Peru.
|Types||Holotype: ZSM 29/1918 (lost), male|
|Comment||Status unclear. Pholidobolus anomalus does not belong to Pholidobolus according to Montanucci (1973) and TORRES-CARVAJAL et al. 2014. The former mentions a forthcoming paper by T.H. Fritts about the proper allocation of anomalus to another genus, which, however, is not explicitely given. Not included by TORRES-CARVAJAL & MAFLA-ENDARA 2013 but probably due to the lack of samples.|
|Etymology||The specific epithet hillisi is a noun in the genitive case and is a patronym for David M. Hillis, who has had a great impact in the development of the field of molecular systematics (e.g., Hillis et al. 1996). In particular, he published a classic paper on evolutionary genetics of Pholidobolus lizards, where he compared some phylogenetic tree reconstruction techniques and emphasized the importance of phylogenetics in biogeography (Hillis 1985).|