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Stenocercus frittsi TORRES-CARVAJAL, 2005

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Higher TaxaTropiduridae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common Names 
SynonymStenocercus frittsi TORRES-CARVAJAL 2005
Stenocercus variabilis FRITTS 1974: 65 (part.)
Stenocercus frittsi — TORRES-CARVAJAL 2007
Stenocercus frittsi — VENEGAS et al. 2020 
DistributionC Peru (Huancavelica)

Type locality: Mariscal Cáceres (12° 34’ S, 74° 57’ W), elevation 3966 m, Departamento Huancavelica, Peru.  
TypesHolotype: KU 134181 (adult male) 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: TORRES-CARVAJAL 2007. 
CommentDistribution: see partial map (Peru) in Venegas et al. 2020: 563. 
EtymologyNamed after Thomas H. Fritts who descovered and described many new species of Stenocercus. 
  • 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
  • Torres-Carvajal, O. 2005. New species of Stenocercus (Squamata: Iguania) from the Andes of Central Peru with a redescription of Stenocercus variabilis. Journal of Herpetology 39 (3): 471-477 - get paper here
  • VENEGAS, PABLO J.; LOURDES Y. ECHEVARRÍA, LUIS A. GARCÍA-AYACHI, CAROLL Z. LANDAURO 2020. Two new sympatric species of Stenocercus (Squamata: Iguania) from the inter-Andean valley of the Mantaro River, Peru. Zootaxa 4858 (4): 555–575 - get paper here
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