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Stenocercus humeralis (GÜNTHER, 1859)

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Higher TaxaTropiduridae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesPatterned Whorltail Iguana 
SynonymMicrophractus humeralis GÜNTHER 1859: 90
Stenocercus humeralis — BOULENGER 1885: 134
Stenocercus humeralis — PETERS & DONOSO-BARROS 1970: 256
Stenocercus humeralis — TORRES-CARVAJAL 2000: 22
Stenocercus humeralis — TORRES-CARVAJAL 2007 
DistributionEcuador (inter-Andean plateau from valley of Cuenca south; Loja), elevation 2000-3000 m, N Peru

Type locality: Andes of W Ecuador. Restricted to Loja, elevation 2150 m., Povincia Loja, Ecuador, by FRITTS 1974.  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesSyntypes: BMNH 1946.8.11.76-77 (2) 
CommentBelongs to the clades Scelotrema and Microphractus (fide TORRES-CARVAJAL 2006). 
References
  • 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
  • Fritts, Thomas H. 1974. A multivariate evolutionary analysis of the Andean Iguanid lizards of the genus Stenocercus. San Diego Society of Natural History Memoir 7: 1-89
  • Günther,A. 1859. List of cold-blooded vertebrata collected by Mr. Fraser in the Andes of Western Ecuador. Proc. Zool. Soc. London 1859: 89-93 - get paper here
  • 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
  • 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
  • Venegas, P.J.; Echevarría, L.Y.; Alvarez, S.C. & Vásquez, D. 2010. Reptilia, Squamata, Iguanidae, Stenocercus humeralis Gunther, 1859: First country record, Peru. Check List 6 (2): 250-252 - 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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