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Stenocercus carrioni PARKER, 1934

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Higher TaxaTropiduridae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesParker's Whorltail Iguana 
SynonymStenocercus carrioni PARKER 1934
Stenocercus carrioni — TORRES-CARVAJAL 2000: 13
Stenocercus carrioni — TORRES-CARVAJAL 2007 
DistributionS Ecuador (El Oro, Loja)

Type locality: Zamora, Ecuador, 3250 ft.  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: BMNH 1946.8.11.83 
Comment 
EtymologyNamed after Professor Clodoveo Carrión Mora (1883-1957), and Ecuadorian natural scientist and paleontologist. After studying in Manchester and London, he returned to Ecuador he became Professor of Natural Sciences at the Colegio Bernardo Valdevisio. He collected the holotypes of the species. 
References
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - 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
  • Parker, H.W. 1934. Reptiles and amphibians from southern Ecuador. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (10) 14: 264-273
  • Torres-Carvajal, Omar 2000. Ecuadorian lizards of the genus Stenocercus (Squamata: Tropiduridae). Scientific papers of the Natural History Museum, University of Kansas, (15): 1-38
  • VENEGAS, PABLO J.; LOURDES Y. ECHEVARRIA & SILVANA C. ALVAREZ 2014. A new species of spiny-tailed iguanid lizard (Iguania: Stenocercus) from northwestern Peru. Zootaxa 3753 (1): 047–058
 
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