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Potamites erythrocularis CHÁVEZ & CATENAZZI, 2014

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Higher TaxaGymnophthalmidae (Cercosaurinae), Sauria, Gymnophthalmoidea, Squamata (lizards) 
Common Names 
SynonymPotamites erythrocularis CHÁVEZ & CATENAZZI 2014 
DistributionPeru (Cusco Region, Madre de Dios Region)

Type locality: Peru, Cusco Region, Province of Paucartambo, District of Kosñipata, Suecia, S13.106270, W71.570640, 1950 m elevation.  
TypesHoloytype: MUSM 28056, an adult male (Figures 1, 2), collected on 4 February 2009 by A. Catenazzi, J. C. Jahuanchi, A. Machaca, C. Quispe, E. Luna and R. Sotelo.
Paratypes (Figure 3A–D). Five males: MUSM 28057 collected on 4 February 2009, MUSM 26309, CORBIDI 11484, 11485 collected on 28 June 2012 by A. Catenazzi from the type locality (Figure 4), and MUSM 28058 from the District of Kosñipata, Quebrada San Pedro (S13.058310, W71.549620), 1380 m, collected on 28 January 2009 by A. Catenazzi. Nine females, all from the District of Kosñipata: MUSM 17243–45, MUSM 17247–48 and MUSM 17250 from Bosque de Nubes (S13.07035 W71.56849), 1700 m, collected on 9–11 September 1991 by R. P. Reynolds, A. W. Salas, R. W. Bouchard; MUSM 17265 from San Pedro at km. 155 of Paucartambo–Pilcopata road, 1520 m, collected on 15 September 1991 by R. P. Reynolds, A. W. Salas, R. W. Bouchard; MUSM 28059 from between San Pedro and Santa Isabel, 1320 m, collected on 29 January 2009 by A. Catenazzi; MUSM 17272 from Santa Isabel at km. 157 of Paucartambo–Pilcopata road, 1300 m, collected on 24 September 1991 by R. P. Reynolds, A. W. Salas, R. W. Bouchard. 
CommentSize: maximum SVL of 83.6 mm (males) 
  • CHÁVEZ, GERMÁN & ALESSANDRO CATENAZZI 2014. A new Andean lizard of the genus Potamites (Sauria, Gymnophthalmidae) from Manu National Park, southeastern Peru. Zootaxa 3774 (1): 045–056 - get paper here
  • Chávez-Arribasplata, Juan Carlos; Vilma Duran, Germán Chávez 2015. Reptilia, Squamata, Gymnophthalmidae, Potamites erythrocularis Chávez & Catenazzi, 2014: Distribution extension Herpetology Notes 8: 625-628 - get paper here
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