Enyalioides touzeti TORRES-CARVAJAL, ALMENDÁRIZ, VALENCIA, YÚNEZ-MUÑOS & REYES, 2008
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|Higher Taxa||Hoplocercidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||E: Touzet’s woodlizards|
S: lagartijas de palo de Touzet
|Synonym||Enyalioides touzeti TORRES-CARVAJAL, ALMENDÁRIZ, VALENCIA, YÚNEZ-MUÑOS & REYES 2008|
Enyalioides touzeti — TORRES-CARVAJAL et al. 2011
|Distribution||SW Ecuador (Azuay), NW Peru ?, elevation 300–700 m|
Type locality: Finca La Envidia (3°3’0”S, 79°41’25”W, 433 m elevation) Santa Marta hill, Cantón Ponce Enríquez, Provincia Azuay, Ecuador.
|Types||Holotype: MEPN (also as EPN) 10306, an adult male, collected on 13 March 2007 by A. Almendáriz and J. Hernández.|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis: Enyalioides touzeti (Fig. 1) can be distinguished from other species of Enyalioides by the combination of the following characters: (1) ventrals keeled; (2) paravertebrals small, imbricate, and strongly keeled; (3) vertebral scales on neck region in adult males more than twice as high as vertebrals on pelvic region; (4) femoral pores on each side one or two; (5) lateral aspects of body and neck strongly folded; (6) vertebral crest continuous along neck and body; (7) scales on body and limbs homogeneous in size; (8) caudal segments distinct; (9) gular region in adult males dark.|
|Etymology||Etymology – The specific name is a noun in the genitive case and is a patronym for Jean-Marc Touzet, who has made important contributions to the study and conservation of the herpetofauna of Ecuador including valuable collections and the establishment of the Gustavo Orcés Herpetological Foundation in Quito. Touzet has had a great positive impact in the careers of many Ecuadorian herpetologists including most of the authors in this paper. He was the first person to collect a specimen of the species described by TORRES-CARVAJAL et al., which he recognized as an undescribed species of Enyalioides.|
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