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Stenocercus prionotus CADLE, 2001

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Higher TaxaTropiduridae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common Names 
SynonymStenocercus prionotus CADLE 2001
Stenocercus prionotus — TORRES-CARVAJAL 2007
Stenocercus prionotus — VENEGAS et al. 2020 
DistributionPeru (Huánuco), Bolivia

Type locality: Jardín Botánico de la Universidad Agraria de La Selva, Tingo María, vicinity of Río Huallaga, 9° 18’ S, 75° 59’ W, 670 m elevation, Huánuco, Perú.  
TypesHolotype: USNM 193683, paratype: ROM 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: TORRES-CARVAJAL 2007.

Comparisons: For a comparison of scutellation across S. aculeatus, S. angulifer, S. catherineae, S. dracopennatus, S. huancabambae, and S. philmayi see Venegas et al. 2020. 
CommentDistribution: Map: see TEIXEIRA et al. 2015: 417. 
EtymologyNamed after the Greek adjective prionotos meaning jagged or serrate. The name refers to the strongly serrate vertebral crest of Stenocerucus prionotus, which is the most obvious character distinguishing this species from ist apparent closest relatives, S. caducus. 
  • Cadle, J. E. 2001. A new species of lizard related to Stenocercus caducus (Cope) (Squamata: Iguanidae from Peru and Bolivia, with a key to the ‘‘Ophryoessoides Group’’. Bull. Mus. comp. Zool. Harvard 157 (3): 183-222 - 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
  • Teixeira, Mauro; Ivan Prates, Carolina Nisa, Nathalia Suzan Camarão Silva-Martins, Christine Strüssmann, Miguel Trefaut Rodrigues 2015. Molecular data reveal spatial and temporal patterns of diversification and a cryptic new species of lowland Stenocercus Duméril & Bibron, 1837 (Squamata: Tropiduridae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 94: 410-423 (2016), doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2015.09.010 - get paper here
  • Venegas PJ, García-Ayachi LA, Chávez-Arribasplata JC, Chávez G, Wong I, García-Bravo A 2020. Four new species of Stenocercus Duméril & Bibron, 1837 (Squamata, Iguania) from the Department of Amazonas in northeastern Peru. Evolutionary Systematics 4(2): 79-108 - get paper here
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