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Stenocercus imitator CADLE, 1991

IUCN Red List - Stenocercus imitator - Least Concern, LC

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Higher TaxaTropiduridae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common Names 
SynonymStenocercus imitator CADLE 1991
Stenocercus imitator — TORRES-CARVAJAL 2004 
DistributionPeru (Cajamarca)

Type locality: road above Monte Seco toward Chorro Blanco, approx. 1.5 km (airline) NE Monte Seco, 1450 m elevation, Río Zaña, Cajamarca, Peru.  
TypesHolotype: FMNH 232634 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: TORRES-CARVAJAL 2007. 
CommentBelongs to the clades Scelotrema and Microphractoides (fide TORRES-CARVAJAL 2006). 
  • Cadle J E. 1991. Systematics of lizards of the genus Stenocercus (Iguania Tropiduridae) from northern Peru. New species and comments on relationships and distribution patterns. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 143: 1-96. (erratum published in Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philad. 144 (1993): 345). - 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
  • Torres-Carvajal, O. 2004. The abdominal skeleton of Tropidurid lizards (Squamata: Tropiduridae). Herpetologica 60 (1): 75-83 - 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
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