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Stenocercus trachycephalus (DUMÉRIL, 1851)

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Higher TaxaTropiduridae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Duméril's Whorltail Iguana 
SynonymHolotropis trachycephalus DUMÉRIL 1851: 70
Liocephalus trachycephalus — BOULENGER 1885: 169
Liocephalus trachycephalus — WERNER 1916: 305
Leiocephalus trachycephalus — DUNN 1944
Ophryoessoides trachycephalus — ETHERIDGE 1966: 89
Ophryoessoides trachycephalus — PETERS et al. 1970: 214
Stenocercus trachycephalus — FRITTS 1974
Stenocercus trachycephalus — TORRES-CARVAJAL 2004 
DistributionColombia (Cundinamarca), elevation 8000-11800 feet)

Type locality: Nouvelle-Grenade, et en particulier Santa-Fé de Bogota [Dep. Cundinamarca, Colombia]  
TypesSyntypes: MNHN-RA 1787, MNHN-RA 1787A, MNHN-RA 2393, MNHN-RA 2393A, MNHN-RA 2394 and MNHN-RA 2394A 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: TORRES-CARVAJAL 2007. 
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1885. Catalogue of the lizards in the British Museum (Natural History). Vol. 2, Second edition. London, xiii+497 pp. - 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
  • Castro F; Ayala S C 1982. Nueva especie de (Sauria: Iguanidae) lagarto collarejo de la zona sur Andina de Colombia. Caldasia 13 (No. 63): 473-478 - get paper here
  • Chamorro-Vargas, C. T., Perez-Rojas, S., Rozo Garcia, U. S., Rodríguez Rodríguez, J. D., Méndez-Galeano, M. Ángel, & Castillo-Rivera, J. 2021. Living in a cold tropical mountain: do the microhabitat use and activity pattern change with elevation in the high-Andean lizard Stenocercus trachycephalus (Squamata: Tropiduridae)? Papéis Avulsos De Zoologia, 61, e20216170 - get paper here
  • Cortés Suárez, Javier Ernesto 2011. Stenocercus trachycephalus Duméril, 1851 (Squamata: Sauria: Tropiduridae) in a disturbed area in Villa de Leyva, Boyacá. Herpetology Notes 4: 391-393 - get paper here
  • Duméril, A.M.C. & A. H. A. Duméril 1851. Catalogue méthodique de la collection des reptiles du Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle de Paris. Gide et Baudry/Roret, Paris, 224 pp.
  • Dunn, Emmett R. 1944. Herpetology of the Bogota area. Revista de la Academia Colombiana de Ciencias Exacta, Fisicas y Naturales 6: 68-81
  • Etheridge, Richard E. 1966. The systematic relationships of West Indian and South American lizards referred to the iguanid genus Leiocephalus. Copeia 1966 (1): 79-91 - get paper here
  • Fritts, Thomas H. 1974. A multivariate evolutionary analysis of the Andean Iguanid lizards of the genus Stenocercus. San Diego Society of Natural History Memoir 7: 1-89 - get paper here
  • Rodríguez-Barbosa, Camila A.; Juan Salvador Mendoza-Roldán, Diego A. Gómez Sánchez. 2017. Stenocercus trachycephalus (Duméril, 1851). Lagarto collarejo. Catálogo de Anfibios y Reptiles de Colombia 3 (1): 67-74 - get paper here
  • Torres-Carvajal, O. 2004. The abdominal skeleton of Tropidurid lizards (Squamata: Tropiduridae). Herpetologica 60 (1): 75-83 - get paper here
  • Werner,F. 1916. Bemerkungen über einige niedere Wirbeltiere der Anden von Kolumbien mit Beschreibungen neuer Arten. Zool. Anz. 47: 301-311 - get paper here
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