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Stenocercus chinchaoensis VENEGAS, DURAN & GARCIA-BURNEO, 2013

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Higher TaxaTropiduridae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesE: Chinchao whorltail lizard
Spanish: capón de Chinchao 
SynonymStenocercus chinchaoensis VENEGAS, DURAN & GARCIA-BURNEO 2013 
DistributionC Peru (Huánuco), elevation 1700–1900 m.

Type locality: Dos Aguas (9°48 ́30 ́ ́ S, 75°49 ́59.1 ́ ́ W), 1879 m elevation, Distrito de Chinchao, Provincia de Huánuco, Región de Huánuco, Perú  
TypesHolotype: CORBIDI 09024 (Figs. 1, 2), an adult male, collected by K. García-Burneo on 17 March 2011.
Paratypes. CORBIDI 09023 and 09025, two adult males from Rinconada (9°48 ́50.1 ́ ́ S 75°47 ́18.2 ́ ́ W), 1766 m, Distrito de Chaglla, Provincia de Pachitea, Región de Huánuco, Peru, collected by K. García-Burneo on 29 March 2011; CORBIDI 09320-22, an adult female, adult male, and juvenile female, respectively, collected from the same area as the holotype by P. J. Venegas and V. Duran on 8 July 2011. 
CommentAbundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017). 
Etymologynamed after the type locality. 
  • Kwet, Axel 2014. Liste der im Jahr 2013 neu beschriebenen Reptilien. Terraria-Elaphe 2014 (3): 56-67 - 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
  • 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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