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Stenocercus melanopygus BOULENGER, 1900

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Higher TaxaTropiduridae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Dark Whorltail Iguana 
SynonymStenocercus melanopygus BOULENGER 1900: 182
Stenocercus melanopygus — PETERS & DONOSO-BARROS 1970: 257
Stenocercus melanopygus — TORRES-CARVAJAL 2004 
DistributionN Peru (Cajamarca), elevation 2650-3350 m.

Type locality: Baños, Cajamarca, Peru , 9000 ft.  
TypesSyntypes: BMNH 1900.3.30.6-8 etc. 
DiagnosisDiagnosis in TORRES-CARVAJAL 2007. 
CommentBelongs to the clades Scelotrema and Saccodeira (fide TORRES-CARVAJAL 2006). 
  • Boulenger, George A. 1900. Descriptions of new batrachians and Reptiles collected by Mr. P. O. Simons in Peru. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (7) 6 (32): 181-186 - 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
  • Schlüter, U. 2004. Haltung und Zucht einiger Anden-Kielschwanzleguane. 4. Bemerkungen zu Variation, Geschlechtsdimorphismus und Ökologie von Stenocercus melanopygus BOULENGER 1900. Reptilia (Münster) 9 (47): 65-71 - 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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