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Stenocercus puyango TORRES-CARVAJAL, 2005

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Higher TaxaTropiduridae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymStenocercus puyango TORRES-CARVAJAL 2005
Stenocercus puyango — TORRES-CARVAJAL 2007 
DistributionSW Ecuador (El Oro, Loja), N Peru

Type locality: 03° 53’ S, 80° 04’ W, 300 m. elevation, Provincia El Oro, Ecuador.  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: QCAZ 6723 
DiagnosisDiagnosis in TORRES-CARVAJAL 2007. 
CommentSympatric with S. limitaris in the Departamentos Tumbes.

Belongs to the clade Boreomegalepis (fide TORRES-CARVAJAL 2006). 
EtymologyNamed after the type locality. 
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
  • 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; 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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