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Uracentron flaviceps (GUICHENOT, 1855)

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Higher TaxaTropiduridae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesTropical Thornytail Iguana 
SynonymDoryphorus flaviceps — GUICHENOT 1855
Doryphorus castor COPE 1871: 556
Uranocentrum flaviceps — O'SHAUGHNESSY 1881
Uracentron flaviceps — BOULENGER 1885 (?)
Urocentron flaviceps — BOULENGER 1885: 183
Urocentron castor — BOULENGER 1885: 184
Urocentron flaviceps — MERTENS 1925: 75
Uracentron flaviceps — DUELLMAN 1978: 208
Tropidurus flaviceps — FROST 1992
Uracentron flaviceps — AVILA-PIRES 1995: 216
Tropidurus flaviceps — HARVEY & GUTBERLET 2000
Uracentron flaviceps — FROST et al. 2001
Tropidurus flaviceps — LEHR 2002: 203
Uracentron flaviceps — PIANKA & VITT 2003: 135 
DistributionNW Brazil (Amazonas, Rondonia, Acre), SE Colombia, E Ecuador, E Peru, Brazil, Bolivia ?

Type locality: Sarayacu (Pastaza), Ecuador, Peru.  
TypesHolotype: MNHN-RA 6882 (fide Avila-Pires 1995: 216, but indicated in MNHN catalogue as holotype of U. azureus)
Syntypes: ANSP 11303, Ecuador, Pebas; MCZ 12440, Huanuco, Peru [Doryphorus castor] 
CommentUracentron has been redefined as synonym of Tropidurus by Frost (1992) and revalidated by FROST et al. (2001). Synonymy partly after Peters et al. 1970. Illustrations in Lamar (1997).

Probably also in Bolivia but not found yet (fide LANGSTROTH 2005) 
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  • Etheridge, Richard 1968. A review of the iguanid lizard genera Uracentron and Strobilurus. Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History), Zoology 17 (2): 47-64 - get paper here
  • Freitas, M.A.; D.P.F. França; D. Veríssimo. 2011. Distribution extension of Uracentron flaviceps (Guichenot, 1855) (Reptilia: Squamata): Second record for the state of Acre, Brazil. Check List 7 (6): 823-824 - get paper here
  • Frost, Darrel R. 1992. Phylogenetic analysis and taxonomy of the Tropidurus group of lizards (Iguania: Tropidurudae). American Museum Novitates (3033): 1-68 - get paper here
  • Frost, Darrel R., Miguel T. Rodrigues, Taran Grant, and Tom A. Titus 2001. Phylogenetics of the Lizard Genus Tropidurus (Squamata: Tropiduridae: Tropidurinae): Direct Optimization, Descriptive Efficiency, and Sensitivity Analysis of Congruence Between Molecular Data and Morphology. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 21 (3): 352–371 - get paper here
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