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Stenocercus simonsii BOULENGER, 1899

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Higher TaxaTropiduridae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Simons' Whorltail Iguana 
SynonymStenocercus simonsii BOULENGER 1899: 454
Stenocercus simonsii — PETERS et al. 1970: 257
Stenocercus simonsii — TORRES-CARVAJAL 2000: 31
Stenocercus simonsii — TORRES-CARVAJAL 2007 
DistributionS Ecuador (Azuay, Loja),elevation 1980-2500 m.

Type locality: Oña, 6500 ft., Ecuador [Provincia Azuay].  
TypesSyntypes: BMNH 1946.8.11.73-74 (2), MZUT R2365 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: TORRES-CARVAJAL 2007. 
CommentSympatric with S. festae in the upper valley of the Río Jubones and with S. rhodomelas in Azuay. 
EtymologyNamed after Perry O. Simons (1869-1901), an American who collected in the Neotropics, including Peru (1899-1900) and Bolivia (1901). He was murdered by his guide while crossing the Andes. 
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  • Boulenger, George A. 1899. Descriptions of new reptiles and batrachians collected by Mr. P.O. Simons in the Andes of Ecuador. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (7) 4 (24): 454-457 - get paper here
  • Cadle J E. 1991. Systematics of lizards of the genus Stenocercus (Iguania Tropiduridae) from northern Peru. New species and comments on relationships and distribution patterns. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 143: 1-96. (erratum published in Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philad. 144 (1993): 345). - 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
  • Torres-Carvajal O, Pazmiño-Otamendi G, Salazar-Valenzuela D. 2019. Reptiles of Ecuador: a resource-rich portal, with a dynamic checklist and photographic guides. Amphibian & Reptile Conservation 13 (1): [General Section]: 209–229 (e178) - get paper here
  • Torres-Carvajal, Omar 2000. Ecuadorian lizards of the genus Stenocercus (Squamata: Tropiduridae). Scientific papers of the Natural History Museum, University of Kansas, (15): 1-38 - get paper here
  • VENEGAS, PABLO J.; LOURDES Y. ECHEVARRIA & SILVANA C. ALVAREZ 2014. A new species of spiny-tailed iguanid lizard (Iguania: Stenocercus) from northwestern Peru. Zootaxa 3753 (1): 047–058 - get paper here
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