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Proctoporus carabaya GOICOECHEA, PADIAL, CHAPARRO, CASTROVIEJO-FISHER & DE LA RIVA, 2013

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Higher TaxaGymnophthalmidae (Cercosaurinae), Sauria, Gymnophthalmoidea, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymProctoporus carabaya GOICOECHEA, PADIAL, CHAPARRO, CASTROVIEJO-FISHER & DE LA RIVA 2013
Proctoporus bolivianus — GOICOECHEA et al. 2012: 953 
DistributionPeru (Cusco)

Type locality: road between Marcapata and Tambopampa, (13°35′00.4′′S/71°02′05.1′′W), Province Quispicanchi, Department of Cusco, Peru, 3500 m elevation. Map legend:
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Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: MHNC 5366 (field number MNCN 4602) (fig. 7), adult male, collected by Ignacio De la Riva, José Manuel Padial, Santiago Castroviejo-Fisher, and Juan Carlos Chaparro on 20 February 2006.
Paratypes: MNCN 43670–72 (field numbers MNCN 4603, 4605, 4606) adult males, and MNCN 43673 (field number MNCN 4608) adult female, same data as holotype; MHNC 5680 (field number MNCN 4750) , MNCN 44216 (field number MNCN 4744) , MNCN 44218–19 (field numbers MNCN 4746, 4747) adult males, and MHNC 5682–83 (field numbers MNCN 4751, 4752), MHNC 5685 (field number MNCN 4754), MNCN 44217 (field number MNCN 4745), MNCN 44220–21 (field numbers MNCN 4748, 4749), adult females, from Huancarayo, Marcapata Valley, Province Quispicanchis, Department of Cusco, Peru, 3368 m, collected by Ignacio De la Riva, José Manuel Padial, Santiago Castroviejo-Fisher, and Juan Carlos Chaparro on 31 January 2007. 
CommentHabitat: during the day under logs and stones. 
EtymologyThe specific terms refers both to the province and the mountain range where the species occurs, the Cordillera de Carabaya, one of the most spectacular formations in the Andes of southern Peru. 
References
  • Goicoechea, NoemÍ; José M. Padial, Juan Carlos Chaparro, Santiago Castroviejo-Fisher, and Ignacio De La Riva 2013. A Taxonomic Revision of Proctoporus bolivianus Werner (Squamata: Gymnophthalmidae) With the Description of Three New Species and Resurrection of Proctoporus lacertus Stejneger. American Museum Novitates (3786): 1-32. - get paper here
 
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