Enyalioides heterolepis (BOCOURT, 1874)
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|Higher Taxa||Hoplocercidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||E: Bocourt's Dwarf Iguana|
S: Iguana enana
|Synonym||Enyalus heterolepis BOCOURT 1874: 1|
Enyalius heterolepis — GÜNTHER 1885: 56
Enyalioides heterolepis — BOULENGER 1885: 114
Enyalioides insulae BARBOUR 1905: 100
Enyalioides Mocquardi DESPAX 1911
Enyalioides heterolepis — PETERS & DONOSO-BARROS 1970: 114
Enyalioides heterolepis — KÖHLER 2000: 81
Enyalioides heterolepis — TORRES-CARVAJAL et al. 2011
|Distribution||NW Ecuador, Colombia (Valle del Cauca, Chocó), Panama (Coclé etc.)|
Type locality: Veragua, Panama.
|Types||Lectotype: MNHN-RA 4067|
Lectotype: MNHN (= MHNP) 4067 (Guibe, 1954)
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis (genus): Enyalioides can be distinguished from Hoplocercus by having a laterally compressed or rounded (rather than depressed) tail that is longer than the body (i.e., tail length > SVL). Enyalioides also differs from Hop- locercus and Morunasaurus in having pointed, conical scales on dorsal surface of head and gular region; raised scales posterior to the superciliaries; keeled dorsal scales; a continuous vertebral crest formed by large, trihedral or conical scales (except E. palpebralis, in which most specimens have a nuchal gap in the vertebral crest); and one or more enlarged pretympanic scales (except E. heterolepis). Enyalioides can be further distinguished from Morunasaurus by having a parietal eye [from TORRES-CARVAJAL et al. 2011]. ETHERIDGE 1969 presents a comparison of Enyalius and Enyalioides.|
Diagnosis. This species can be distinguished from other species of Enyalioides by having scattered, projecting, tet- rahedral large scales on dorsum, flanks, and hind limbs, which are conspicuous in juveniles and adults of both sexes. The only other species of Enyalioides with scattered, projecting dorsal scales is E. cofanorum, which differs from E. heterolepis in lacking projecting scales on the hind limbs [from TORRES-CARVAJAL et al. 2011].
|Comment||Synonymy that of PETERS & OREJAS-MIRANDA 1970.|
Type species: Enyalus heterolepis BOCOURT 1874 is the type species of the genus Enyalioides BOULENGER 1885.
Key: TORRES-CARVAJAL et al. 2015: 126 provide a key to all species of the Hoplocercinae, including the species of Enyalioides.
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