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Stenocercus boettgeri BOULENGER, 1911

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Higher TaxaTropiduridae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesBoettger's Whorltail Iguana 
SynonymStenocercus boettgeri BOULENGER 1911: 22
Stenocercus boettgeri — TORRES-CARVAJAL 2004 
DistributionN/C Peru

Type locality: Huancabamba, Peru [Stenocercus boettgeri]  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesSyntypes: BMNH 1911.12.13.25-32, MCZ 
DiagnosisDiagnosis in TORRES-CARVAJAL 2007. 
CommentDoes not occur in Ecuador (TORRES-CARVAJAL 2000).

Belongs to the clade Scelotrema (fide TORRES-CARVAJAL 2006). 
EtymologyNamed after Mr. Enrique Böttger (1856-1944), the collector of the specimens in Huancabamba, Peru. Not to be confused with Oskar Böttger (1844-1910), a German herpetologist. 
References
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • 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
  • Cadle J E. 1991. Systematics of lizards of the genus Stenocercus (Iguania Tropiduridae) from northern Peru. New species and comments on relationships and distribution patterns. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 143: 1-96. (erratum published in Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philad. 144 (1993): 345). - get paper here
  • Carranza, S.; E. N. Arnold & F. Amat 2004. DNA phylogeny of Lacerta (Iberolacerta) and other lacertine lizards (Reptilia: Lacertidae): did competition cause long-term mountain restriction?. Systematics and Biodiversity 2 (1): 57-77
  • Shreve, Benjamin 1941. Notes on Ecuadorian and Peruvian reptiles and amphibians with description of new forms. Proc. New England zool. Club 18: 71-83
  • Torres-Carvajal, O. 2004. The abdominal skeleton of Tropidurid lizards (Squamata: Tropiduridae). Herpetologica 60 (1): 75-83 - get paper here
  • Torres-Carvajal, Omar; James A. Schulte II and John E. Cadle 2006. Phylogenetic relationships of South American lizards of the genus Stenocercus (Squamata: Iguania): A new approach using a general mixture model for gene sequence data. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 39 (1): 171-185 - get paper here
  • VENEGAS, PABLO J.; VILMA DURAN & KARLA GARCIA-BURNEO 2013. A new species of arboreal iguanid lizard, genus Stenocercus (Squamata: Iguania), from central Peru. Zootaxa 3609 (3): 291–301 - get paper here
 
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