You are here » home advanced search Stenocercus cupreus

Stenocercus cupreus BOULENGER, 1885

Can you confirm these amateur observations of Stenocercus cupreus?

Add your own observation of
Stenocercus cupreus »

We have no photos, try to find some by Google images search: Google images

Higher TaxaTropiduridae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Copper Whorltail Iguana 
SynonymStenocercus cupreus BOULENGER 1885: 135
Stenocercus cupreus — PETERS & DONOSO-BARROS 1970: 256
Stenocercus cupreus — LEHR 2002: 86
Stenocercus cupreus — TORRES-CARVAJAL 2007 
DistributionC Peru (elevation 1900-2300 m).

Type locality: Huánuco, Peru  
TypesHolotype: BMNH 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: TORRES-CARVAJAL 2007. 
CommentBelongs to the clade Scelotrema (fide TORRES-CARVAJAL 2006). 
EtymologyNamed after Latin “cupreus” = copper, often used for reddish colors. 
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1885. Catalogue of the lizards in the British Museum (Natural History). Vol. 2, Second edition. London, xiii+497 pp. - 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 - get paper here
  • Lehr, E. 2002. Amphibien und Reptilien in Peru. Natur und Tier-Verlag (Münster), 208 pp. - 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
External links  
Is it interesting? Share with others:

Please submit feedback about this entry to the curator