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Plica medemi MURPHY & JOWERS, 2013

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Higher TaxaTropiduridae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesMedem’s Treerunner 
SynonymPlica medemi MURPHY & JOWERS 2013 
DistributionColombia (Meta)

Type locality: Colombia, Meta, Lower Guayabero, Angostura No. 2, Cerro de las Pinturas (~2°34'N; 72°51'W).  
TypesHolotype: FMNH 165207 an adult male, 112 mm SVL, with a damaged tail. Collected by Fredrico Medem in 1957. 
EtymologyThe lizard is named in honor of Colombian herpetologist Federico Medem (1912-1984) [obituary in Herpetologica 40: 468 [1984], erroneously spelled “Fredrico Medem” by MURPHY & JOWERS 2013. 
  • Murphy JC, Jowers MJ 2013. Treerunners, cryptic lizards of the Plica plica group (Squamata, Sauria,Tropiduridae) of northern South America. ZooKeys 355: 49–77 - get paper here
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