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Proctoporus spinalis (BOULENGER, 1911)

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Higher TaxaGymnophthalmidae (Cercosaurinae), Sauria, Gymnophthalmoidea, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesBoulenger's Sun Tegus 
SynonymPrionodactylus spinalis BOULENGER 1911: 23
Euspondylus spinalis — BURT & BURT 1933: 63
Euspondylus spinalis — PETERS & DONOSO-BARROS 1970: 122
Euspondylus spinalis — KÖHLER 2003
Proctoporus spinalis — TORRES-CARVAJAL et al. 2016 
DistributionPeru

Type locality: Huancabamba, Peru  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesType: BMNH 1946.8.31.44-57 (and possibly additional specimens). 
CommentSynonymy after PETERS & DONOSO-BARROS 1970, who gave “1901” as publication year for BOULENGER’s description. 
References
  • Boulenger, George A. 1911. Descriptions of new reptiles from the Andes of South America, preserved in the British Museum. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (8) 7 (37): 19-25 - get paper here
  • Burt, C. E., and M. D. Burt 1933. A preliminary check list of the lizards of South America. Trans. Acad. Sci. St. Louis 28: 1-104.
  • de Grijs,P. 1936. Prionodactylus rahmi, eine neue Eidechse aus den Anden. Zool. Anz. 116: 27-30
  • Köhler, G. 2003. Two new species of Euspondylus (Squamata: Gymnophthalmidae) from Peru. Salamandra 39 (1): 5-20 - get paper here
  • Köhler, G. and E. Lehr 2004. Comments on Euspondylus and Proctoporus (Squamata: Gymnophthalmidae) from Peru, with the description of three new species and a key to the Peruvian species. Herpetologica 60 (4):501-518 - 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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