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Stenocercus lache CORREDOR, 1983

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Higher TaxaTropiduridae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common Names 
SynonymStenocercus lache CORREDOR 1983
Stenocercus lache — TORRES-CARVAJAL 2004 
DistributionColombia (Boyacá, cordillera oriental)

Type locality: Colombia, Boyacá, Parque Nacional Natural El Cocuy, between La Esperanza and Pulpito del Diablo, by Quebrada Pantanogrande (afl. Rio Nevado), 3700-4000 m  
TypesHolotype: ICN-MHN = ICN 5749 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: TORRES-CARVAJAL 2007. 
EtymologyNamed after the indigenous people “Los Laches”. 
  • 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
  • Corredor E V 1983. Una nueva especie de Stenocercus (Sauria: Iguanidae) de la cordillera oriental de Colombia. Lozania (No. 37) 1983: 1-10
  • Torres-Carvajal, O. 2004. The abdominal skeleton of Tropidurid lizards (Squamata: Tropiduridae). Herpetologica 60 (1): 75-83 - get paper here
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