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

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

Type locality: road between Huancasarani and Limbani (14°10′29.4′′S/69°41′36.1′′W), Province Sandia, Department of Puno, Peru, 3643 m.  
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: MHNC 5359 (field number MNCN 4590) (fig. 6), adult male, collected by Ignacio De la Riva, José Manuel Padial, Jaime Bosch, Santiago Castroviejo-Fisher, and Juan Carlos Chaparro on 16 February 2006.
Paratypes: MNCN 43666 (field number MNCN 4589), adult male, and MNCN 43667 (field number MNCN 4593), MHNC 5361 (field number MNCN 4592), adult females, same data as holotype; MNCN 43668–69 (field numbers MNCN 4607, 4699), MHNC 5421 (field number MNCN 4698), adult females, from road between Ollachea and Corani (13°50′31.2′′S/70°29′51.7′′W), Province Carabaya, Department of Puno, Peru, 3213 m, collected by Ignacio De la Riva, José Manuel Padial, Jaime Bosch, Santiago Castroviejo-Fisher, and Juan Carlos Chaparro on 24 February 2006; MHNC 5699 (field number MNCN 4793), MHNC 5701 (field number MNCN 4795), MNCN 44222 (field number MNCN 4798), MNCN 44224 (field number MNCN 4790), adult females, and MNCN 44223 (field number MNCN 4789), MNCN 44225 (field number MNCN 4791), juveniles, from road between Usicayos and Quetapalo (14°07′21.1′′S/70°57′06.7′′W), Province Carabaya, Department of Puno, Peru, 3773 m, collected by Ignacio De la Riva, José Manuel Padial, Santiago Castroviejo-Fisher, and Juan Carlos Chap- arro on 5 February 2007. 
CommentHabitar: during day time under rocks and logs in cloud forests and humid cleared areas. 
EtymologyThe specific epithet comes from Greek iris (“rainbow”), in allusion to the pretty iridescent reflections of the scales of this species. 
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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