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Proctoporus oreades CHÁVEZ, SIU-TING, DURAN & VENEGAS, 2011

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Higher TaxaGymnophthalmidae (Cercosaurinae), Sauria, Gymnophthalmoidea, Squamata (lizards) 
Common Names 
SynonymEuspondylus oreades CHÁVEZ, SIU-TING, DURAN & VENEGAS 2011
Proctoporus oreades — TORRES-CARVAJAL et al. 2016 
DistributionC Peru

Type locality: Perú, Pasco Department, Santa Barbara (10°20’29.1’’S; 75°38’27.1’’W), at 3439 m of elevation  
TypesHolotype: CORBIDI 07219, Adult male (Fig 3.a-b), collected by Caroll Z. Landauro, Lesly Luján, Vilma Duran and Pablo J. Venegas on 23 September 2010. 
CommentAbundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyThe specific name oreades refers to the Oreades, nymphs of Greek mythology. These feminine spirits lived and protected isolated mountains and caves, places that recall the type locality where this species was 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
  • Meiri, Shai; Aaron M. Bauer, Allen Allison, Fernando Castro-Herrera, Laurent Chirio, Guarino Colli, Indraneil Das, Tiffany M. Doan, Frank Glaw, Lee L. Grismer, Marinus Hoogmoed, Fred Kraus, Matthew LeBreton, Danny Meirte, Zoltán T. Nagy, Cristiano d 2017. Extinct, obscure or imaginary: the lizard species with the smallest ranges. Diversity and Distributions - get paper here
  • Torres-Carvajal, Omar; Simón E. Lobos, Pablo J. Venegas, Germán Chávez, Vanessa Aguirre-Peñafiel, Daniel Zurita, Lourdes Y. Echevarría 2016. Phylogeny and biogeography of the most diverse clade of South American gymnophthalmid lizards (Squamata, Gymnophthalmidae, Cercosaurinae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 99: 63-75, doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2016.03.006 - get paper here
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