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Proctoporus chasqui (CHÁVEZ, SIU-TING, DURAN & VENEGAS, 2011)

IUCN Red List - Proctoporus chasqui - Least Concern, LC

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Higher TaxaGymnophthalmidae (Cercosaurinae), Sauria, Gymnophthalmoidea, Squamata (lizards) 
Common Names 
SynonymEuspondylus chasqui CHÁVEZ, SIU-TING, DURAN & VENEGAS 2011
Proctoporus chasqui — GOICOECHEA et al. 2013 
DistributionC Peru

Type locality: Perú, Ayacucho Department, La Mar Province, Chiquintirca (13°01’59.7’’S; 73°40’46.0’’W), 2780 m elevation Map legend:
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TypesHolotype: CORBIDI 06963, Adult male, (Fig. 1a) collected by Germán Chávez on 24 August 2010. 
EtymologyThe specific epithet is based on the Quechua word “chasqui”, which refers to the messengers of the Incan empire, men who, on foot, carried the messages throughout the imperial territory in the Cordillera de los Andes where these lizards are found. 
  • Chávez, Germán;, Karen Siu-Ting, Vilma Duran,, Pablo J Venegas 2011. Two new species of Andean gymnophthalmid lizards of the genus Euspondylus (Reptilia, Squamata) from central and southern Peru. ZooKeys 109: 1–17 - get paper here
  • Goicoechea, Noemí; José M. Padial, Juan C. Chaparro, Santiago Castroviejo-Fisher, Ignacio De la Riva 2013. Molecular phylogenetics, species diversity, and biogeography of the Andean lizards of the genus Proctoporus (Squamata: Gymnophthalmidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, Volume 65, Issue 3, December 2012, Pages 953–964 - get paper here
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