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Tupinambis cuzcoensis MURPHY, JOWERS, LEHTINEN, CHARLES, COLLI, PERES JR, HENDRY & PYRON, 2016

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Higher TaxaTeiidae, Tupinambinae, Gymnophthalmoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Cusco Tegu Lizard 
SynonymTupinambis cuzcoensis MURPHY, JOWERS, LEHTINEN, CHARLES, COLLI, PERES JR, HENDRY & PYRON 2016: 19 
DistributionPeru (Cusco), Ecuador, Brazil (westward into the Amazon Basin as far as Humaita, Amazonas, Mato Grosso)

Type locality: Quincemil, Cusco, Peru (~ -13.250–70.735) at 780 m elevation  
Reproductionoviparous. Duellman 2005 reports a clutch size of five from a 274 mm SVL female (cited by Murphy et al. 2016, without saying which name Duellman used). 
TypesHolotype FMNH 168228, a male collected by L.E. Pena in August, 1962. 
CommentDistribution: see map in Murphy et al. 2016: 12 (Fig. 7), Silva et al. 2018 (Fig. 10).

Diet: Duellman 2005 found six arthropods in one stomach (cricket, spiders, beetles, an ant and an orthopteran) (cited by Murphy et al. 2016, without saying which name Duellman used). 
References
  • Duellman, W. E. 2005. Cusco Amazónico: The Lives of Amphibians and Reptiles in an Amazonian Rainforest. Comstock Pub Assoc.
  • Murphy JC, Jowers MJ, Lehtinen RM, Charles SP, Colli GR, Peres AK Jr, Peres Jr AK, Hendry CR, Pyron RA 2016. Cryptic, Sympatric Diversity in Tegu Lizards of the Tupinambis teguixin Group (Squamata, Sauria, Teiidae) and the Description of Three New Species. PLoS One 11 (8): e0158542.doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0158542 - get paper here
  • Silva, Marcélia B.; Marco A. Ribeiro-Júnior, and Teresa C. S. Ávila-Pires 2018. A New Species of Tupinambis Daudin, 1802 (Squamata: Teiidae) from Central South America. Journal of Herpetology 52 (1): 94-110 - get paper here
 
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