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Stenocercus iridescens (GÜNTHER, 1859)

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Higher TaxaTropiduridae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymLiocephalus iridescens GÜNTHER 1859: 409
Liocephalus iridescens — BOULENGER 1882: 458
Liocephalus iridescens — BOULENGER 1885: 167
Leiocephalus iridescens iridescens — BURT & BURT 1930
Ophryoessoides iridescens – ETHERIDGE 1966: 88
Ophryoessoides iridescens — FRITTS 1974
Stenocercus iridescens — FROST 1992: 43
Stenocercus iridescens — TORRES-CARVAJAL 2000: 24
Ophryoessoides iridescens — CEI 2003 
DistributionW Ecuador (Azuay, Cotopaxi, El Oro, Esmeraldas, Guayas, Los Ríos, Manabí, elevation 0-2000 m.), Colombia [Castro,F. (pers. comm.)], NW Peru.

Type locality: Andes of western Ecuador. Map legend:
TDWG region - Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.

NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
 
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesSyntypes: BMNH 60.6.16.2-7 (6) 
CommentBelongs to the clade Boreomegalepis (fide TORRES-CARVAJAL 2006).

Diagnosis in TORRES-CARVAJAL 2007. 
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
  • Boulenger, George A. 1883. Account of the reptiles and batrachians collected by Mr. Edward Whymper in Ecuador in 1879-80. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (5) 9: 457-466 - get paper here
  • 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
  • Cei, J.M. 2003. SPECIFIC SUPRAOCULAR SCUTELLATION PATTERNS AS SIGNIFICANT DIAGNOSTIC CHARACTERS: A TAXONOMIC INTER AND INTRAGENERIC "FINGER-PRINT" IN LACERTILIA. Facena 19: 129-135 - get paper here
  • Etheridge, Richard E. 1966. The systematic relationships of West Indian and South American lizards referred to the iguanid genus Leiocephalus. Copeia 1966 (1): 79-91 - get paper here
  • 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
  • Frost, Darrel R. 1992. Phylogenetic analysis and taxonomy of the Tropidurus group of lizards (Iguania: Tropidurudae). American Museum Novitates (3033): 1-68 - get paper here
  • Günther,A. 1859. Second list of cold-blooded vertebrata collected by Mr. Fraser in the Andes of Western Ecuador. Proc. Zool. Soc. London 1859: 402-422 - get paper here
  • Schlüter, U. 2001. Das Leguanportrait: Stenocercus iridescens (GÜNTERH 1859). Iguana Rundschreiben 14 (2): 4-5
  • Steinke, Julie A. 2016. A Comparative Study of Herpetofauna in a Primary Forest and Reforested Area in Coastal Ecuador Journal of Young Investigators 30 (4): 14-19 - get paper here
  • Torres-Carvajal, O. 2005. A new species of Iguanian lizard (Stenocercus) from the Western lowlands of Southern Ecuador and Northern Peru. Herpetologica 61 (1): 78-85 - 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
 
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