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Stenocercus chrysopygus BOULENGER, 1900

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Higher TaxaTropiduridae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesE: Golden Whorltail Iguana 
SynonymStenocercus chrysopygus BOULENGER 1900
Stenocercus chrysopygus — PETERS & DONOSO-BARROS 1970: 256
Stenocercus chrysopygus — LEHR et al. 2002
Stenocercus chrysopygus — TORRES-CARVAJAL 2007 
DistributionW Peru

Type locality: Carao, 8,000 ft., Huaras, 10,000 ft. and Recuay, 11,000 ft. Peru.  
TypesHolotype: MRSN (= MSNTO) R25882 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: TORRES-CARVAJAL 2007. 
  • Boulenger, George A. 1900. Descriptions of new batrachians and Reptiles collected by Mr. P. O. Simons in Peru. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (7) 6 (32): 181-186 - 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
  • KÖHLER, GUNTHER & EDGAR LEHR 2015. Two new species of lizards of the genus Stenocercus (Iguania, Tropiduridae) from central Peru. Zootaxa 3956 (3): 413–427
  • Lehr, E. 2002. Amphibien und Reptilien in Peru. Natur und Tier-Verlag (Münster), 208 pp. - get paper here
  • Lehr, E.; Köhler, G. & Streit, B. 2002. Die Herpetofauna von Mittelperu entlang eines Transektes von der pazifischen Küste bis in die Hochanden (Amphibia et Reptilia). Faun. Abh. Mus. Tierk. Dresden 22 (2): 361-392
  • Schlüter, U. 2005. Haltung und Zucht einiger Anden-Kielschwanzleguane (Stenocercus) aus dem peruanischen Hochland. Teil 5: Ergänzende Bemerkungen zu Stenocercus chlorostictus, zur Jugendfärbung von Stenocercus empetrus und zur Variabilität von Stenocercus chrysopygus. Reptilia (Münster) 10 (53): 56-63 - get paper here
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