Andinosaura petrorum (KIZIRIAN, 1996)
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|Higher Taxa||Gymnophthalmidae (Cercosaurinae), Sauria, Gymnophthalmoidea, Squamata (lizards)|
|Synonym||Proctoporus petrorum KIZIRIAN 1996|
Proctoporus petrorum — DOAN & SCHARGEL 2003
Riama petrorum — DOAN & CASTOE 2005
Andinosaura petrorum — SÁNCHEZ-PACHECO et al. 2017
|Distribution||Ecuador (Morona-Santiago), elevation 2195 m|
Type locality: trail between Sevilla de Oro and Méndez, on the eastern slopes of the mountains between Cerro Negro and Pailas, Morona-Santiago, Ecuador.
|Types||Holotype: USNM 196267|
|Etymology||The specific epithet is a Latin name, petrus, -i, in the genitive plural case, that translates to "of the Peters." The name honors Wilhelm Peters, in recognition of his contributions to gymnophthalmid systematics (see in particular his monograph [Peters,1862]), and the collectors of the type material, Peter D. Spoecker and James A. Peters, the latter of whom made significant contributions to the understanding of the Ecuadorian herpetofauna and made many collections of Proctoporus.|
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