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Stenocercus praeornatus FRITTS, 1972

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Higher TaxaTropiduridae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesGreater Ornate Whorltail Iguana 
SynonymStenocercus praeornatus FRITTS 1972: 16
Stenocercus praeornatus — TORRES-CARVAJAL 2004 
DistributionN/C Peru (high elevations of Amazonian drainage)

Type locality: Peru, Junin, Comas, 3320 m  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: KU 134231 
CommentAbundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017). 
References
  • 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. 1972. New species of lizards of the genus Stenocercus from Perú (Sauria: Iguanidae). Occasional Papers of the Museum of Natural History, The University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas (10): 1-21 - get paper here
  • Meiri, Shai; Aaron M. Bauer, Allen Allison, Fernando Castro-Herrera, Laurent Chirio, Guarino Colli, Indraneil Das, Tiffany M. Doan, Frank Glaw, Lee L. Grismer, Marinus Hoogmoed, Fred Kraus, Matthew LeBreton, Danny Meirte, Zoltán T. Nagy, Cristiano d 2017. Extinct, obscure or imaginary: the lizard species with the smallest ranges. Diversity and Distributions - get paper here
  • Torres-Carvajal, O. 2004. The abdominal skeleton of Tropidurid lizards (Squamata: Tropiduridae). Herpetologica 60 (1): 75-83 - get paper here
 
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