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Higher TaxaGymnophthalmidae (Cercosaurinae), Sauria, Gymnophthalmoidea, Squamata (lizards) 
Common Names 
Cercosaura vertebralis — DOAN & CUSI 2014 (part)
Pholidobolus sp. —TORRES-CARVAJAL et al. 2015: 286
Pholidobolus sp. — TORRES-CARVAJAL et al. 2016: 70 (Fig. 2) 
DistributionPeru (Cajamarca)

Type locality: Bosque de Huamantanga (5°39’48.09’’ S, 78°56’35.8’’ W), at 2,211 m elevation, Huabal district, Jaén province, Cajamarca department, Peru Map legend:
Type locality - Type locality.
TypesHolotype: CORBIDI 12734, an adult male, collected on 7 March 2013 by P.J. Venegas.
Paratypes (17): CORBIDI 12740–46 juveniles, COR- BIDI 12735–36, 12739 adult males, CORBIDI 12737–38 adult females, all collected with the holotype; CORBIDI 00871–73, an adult female, an adult male and a juvenile, respectively, from El Chaupe (5°14 ́8.16” S, 79°5 ́56.58” W), at 2,016 m elevation, Namballe district, San Ignacio province, Cajamarca department, Peru, collected by M. Dobiey on 24 August 2008; CORBIDI 14889, an adult female, and CORBIDI 14896, a juvenile, from San Feli- pe de Jaén (5°45’10.854” S, 79°14’19.881” W), at 2,641 m elevation, Jaén province, Cajamarca department, Peru collected by K. Garcia on 26 September 2014. 
EtymologyThe specific epithet “ulisesi” is a noun in the genitive case and a patronym for Ulises Gamonal Guevara, for his significant contribution to the archaeology of Cajamarca in northwestern Peru. One of his major contributions is the discovery of the >6,000-year-old Faical cave paintings in San Ignacio, declared as Cultural Patrimony of the Nation. 
  • Doan, Tiffany M.; Juan C. Cusi 2014. Geographic distribution of Cercosaura vertebralis O’Shaughnessy, 1879 (Reptilia: Squamata: Gymnophthalmidae) and the status of Cercosaura ampuedai (Lancini, 1968). Check List 10 (5): 1195-1200 - get paper here
  • Torres-Carvajal, Omar; Simón E. Lobos, Pablo J. Venegas 2015. Phylogeny of Neotropical Cercosaura (Squamata: Gymnophthalmidae) lizards. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 93: 281–288 - get paper here
  • Torres-Carvajal, Omar; Simón E. Lobos, Pablo J. Venegas, Germán Chávez, Vanessa Aguirre-Peñafiel, Daniel Zurita, Lourdes Y. Echevarría 2016. Phylogeny and biogeography of the most diverse clade of South American gymnophthalmid lizards (Squamata, Gymnophthalmidae, Cercosaurinae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 99: 63-75, doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2016.03.006 - get paper here
  • Venegas PJ, Echevarría LY, Lobos SE, Nunes PMS, and Torres-Carvajal O. 2016. A new species of Andean microteiid lizard (Gymnophthalmidae: Cercosaurinae: Pholidobolus) from Peru, with comments on P. vertebralis. Amphibian & Reptile Conservation 10 (1) [Special Section]: 21–33 (e121) - get paper here
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